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Surgery & treatment

Overview of eye treatment

Understanding treatment for vision problems.

Laser eye surgery

Vision repair surgery, also called refractive and laser eye surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct problems with vision.

Learn about different types of refractive surgery.

Laser in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a popular type of procedure used to correct vision in people who are short-sighted, far-sighted, or have astigmatism.

Laser epithelial keratomileusis, or LASEK, combines benefits of the two most commonly performed procedures - LASIK and PRK.

Laser thermokeratoplasty, or LTK laser eye surgery, is a procedure used to treat long-sightedness and astigmatism.

Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct mild to moderate short-sightedness, long-sightedness and/or astigmatism.

Read more about keratoplasty eye surgery (ALK) for myopia and hyperopia.

After laser eye surgery, take these special precautions to prevent injury or infection during your initial postoperative period.

Eye surgery

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed or cleaned out and replaced by a clear manmade lens.

Automated lamellar keratoplasty eye surgery, or ALK, is an older surgical procedure used to correct vision in people with severe short-sightedness and mild degrees of long-sightedness.

For some people with poor eyesight, permanent implantable contact lenses (ICLs), often referred to as intraocular lenses (IOLs), can replace the need to wear glasses or use standard contact lenses to correct their vision.

Other treatments for eye conditions

Minor debris in the eye may be treatable at home. Larger or sharper objects may need medical attention.

To help alleviate your symptoms from dry eye syndrome (DES), you may want to try these self-help tips at home.

Learn about treatments for different types of eye injury.

Learn about the many uses for eye drops.

Learn about how to use eye drops properly.

Eye exercises are used to help patients who have trouble using their eyes to see correctly.

Vision loss is a difficult condition but fortunately there are many low vision aids that can help you cope day to day.

Vision therapy, or behavioural optometry, is an individually tailored treatment programme for improving visual function and performance.

Natural vision correction is an alternative therapy and most practitioners base their approach on the Bates Method.

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