The ability to enhance eyesight without additional accessories or medication makes vision surgery both practical and popular. Compared to other surgical procedures, vision surgery is less invasive and leaves no tell-tale signs behind. Surgeons use lasers and precision blades to operate quickly and accurately, allowing many patients the chance to regain up to 20/20 acuity.
Blepharoplasty :Blepharoplasty or surgery of the eyelids is a procedure aimed at altering the size and shape of the upper, lower or both eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. Eyelid surgery can be performed for medical reasons though it is most often performed for a purely aesthetic improvement.
Since aging can result in fatty deposits and sagging in the eyelids, the procedure involves removing excess skin and/or fat to achieve a younger appearance for the patient. Blepharoplasty not only improves sagging in the upper eyelid but can also remove “bags under the eyes” which are simply pads of fat. It should be noted that this surgery does not improve wrinkles (e.g. “crow’s feet”) and may not improve the dark circles around the eyes, that often occur from blood that has leaked from broken blood vessels.
LASEK or laser assisted subepithelial keratectomy (keratomileusis) is a surgery that corrects refractive errors of the eye, namely farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. In general, LASEK eye surgery is reserved for patients that cannot otherwise receive LASIK surgery (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). As opposed to LASIK, LASEK can be performed on patients with thin corneas or in whom the risk of LASIK-related injury is too great. LASEK is considered a surface ablative procedure, a procedure that can be thought of as a combination of LASIK and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).
Enucleation is the surgical removal of the eyeball that leaves the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.
Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure that removes part of the trabeculum in the eye to relieve pressure caused by glaucoma.