Eyecare Treatments You Have To Consider

The eyes are important for our health and wellbeing. This is because people see things with their eyes, allowing them to adapt and survive whatever happens around them. However, certain conditions affect people’s eyesight, leading to loss of vision if left unchecked. Some diseases are progressively degenerative, whereas some are relatively instantaneous. If you value your eyesight, you need to take care of them properly.

If your eyes have already been affected by an ailment, you need not fret. There have been several medical breakthroughs that have helped people recover their eyesight. While some of them may prove to be costly, the opportunity to retain the full function of your eyes is still worth the investment.

Here are some eye care treatments to consider if you have different eye conditions that need correcting:

Cataract surgery 

Cataracts result in the cloudy appearance of the otherwise clear lens of your eyes. Protein buildup is the typical cause of cataracts which result in blurred vision, changes in how you perceive color, double vision, and glare problems. Once you develop cataracts, the only way to cure them is through surgery.

Intense pulsed light therapy

Dry eyes are a common condition that results when your tears don’t provide enough relief to keep your eyes clean and properly lubricated. If you have poor-quality tears or your tear glands don’t produce enough tears, you may experience dry eyes. Dry eyes are uncomfortable and can lead to eye soreness, irritation, and changes to your vision. They are typically caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Fortunately, doctors can correct such a condition using MGD Light Treatment wherein intense pulsed light is applied to the skin near the bottom eyelids. 

LASIK surgery 

If you suffer from near-sightedness or your visual acuity is way above average, you might want to consider undergoing LASIK surgery to correct your vision. Eye doctors use a concentrated beam of light to sculpt the shape of the cornea and make vision clearer for people who have astigmatism, near-sightedness, or far-sightedness. They can perform the surgery quickly, but patients would need to take care of getting their eyes wet for some time. 

Glaucoma surgeries

Glaucoma is a severe eye condition that, when left unchecked, will lead to complete blindness. The condition is caused by increased pressure in the eye due to fluid that doesn’t drain properly. This pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, and it gradually affects vision until it causes sight loss.

Eye doctors can insert a shunt into the white of the eye in glaucoma implant surgery to drain extra fluid from your eyes, reducing pressure significantly. Another procedure is trabeculectomy, where the doctor creates a small incision in the top of your eye, right under the eyelid, to drain the excess fluid.

Corneal transplant 

If your cornea gets scarred, swells, or suffers from cataract surgery complications, there’s no need to worry. Doctors can recommend a corneal transplant wherein they replace damaged corneal tissue with healthy tissue to correct eyesight problems. 

Everyone needs to take eye care seriously. Fortunately, several treatments are available to alleviate your conditions if you suffer from eye problems.

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