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Eye Surgery

For many people, clear vision can be achieved through various eye surgery procedures. Whether it's LASIK, PRK, or cataract surgery, you have various procedures that you can consider for visual impairments. Before visiting Peninsula Ophthalmology Group, learn about some eye surgeries below:

Eye Surgery

Common Eye Surgery Procedures

When it comes to correcting vision, several common eye surgery procedures have gained popularity for their effectiveness. LASIK, known as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, stands out as a widely known procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, correcting refractive errors and reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, another laser eye surgery, also aims to reshape the cornea to improve vision. Additionally, cataract surgery is a common procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial one, ultimately restoring clear vision.

Techniques and Results

Each eye surgery procedure employs specific techniques and offers unique potential outcomes. LASIK involves creating a thin flap in the cornea, then using a laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. Patients often experience rapid visual recovery and improved vision, with minimal discomfort. PRK, on the other hand, involves removing the outer layer of the cornea before reshaping it with a laser, leading to a longer recovery time compared to LASIK. Along with that, cataract surgery is known for its high success rate in restoring clear vision that produces minimal risk and discomfort.

Post-Operative Care and Recovery

After having eye surgery, proper post-operative care is crucial for a successful recovery. Patients need to follow specific guidelines to ensure optimal healing and minimize the risk of complications. Our ophthalmologists may recommend using prescribed eye drops, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns. Potential complications, such as dry eyes, glare, or halos can also occur, and understanding these risks is essential for informed decision-making and attentive post-operative care.

Advancements in Eye Surgery Technology

The field of ophthalmology continues to evolve with advancements in technology, paving the way for improved procedures and patient outcomes. Femtosecond laser technology has revolutionized the precision and safety of corneal surgery, enhancing the accuracy of creating corneal flaps in LASIK and improving outcomes. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) used in cataract surgery have also seen significant advancements, offering options for correcting astigmatism and providing multifocal vision and reducing the need for glasses after surgery.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

In addition to understanding eye surgery procedures and recovery, regular eye exams play a vital role in maintaining overall eye health. If you are considering an eye exam or eye surgery to improve your vision, our team at Peninsula Ophthalmology Group can help. To schedule your appointment, contact our Burlingame office at (650) 697-3200, our Daly City office at (650) 756-2020, or our San Francisco location at (415) 362-3364 today. We look forward to improving your vision!

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