Not everyone likes to wear glasses and contact. However, they are not medical equipment that is necessary to wear if you have an eye condition. So, you do not have the choice to avoid either contacts or glasses. Moreover, ignoring to wear the lens or glasses can cause a negative health effect on you, which can affect your lifestyle.
But, you do not have to feel down as there is a lot of eye correction surgery (แก้ตา, which is the term in Thai) that you can try to get rid of the glasses or contacts. Eye specialists have gone through a lot of advancements, and now there are enormous opportunities for you to correct your eye ailments.
Here is the list of eye correction surgery that you should know about.
ASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis)
The ASIK eye correction surgery improves or reshapes the underlying ailment in the corneal tissue. The corneal tissue allows light to be focused on the eye and reach the retina. The procedure is used to treat the patient with near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or have astigmatism. Moreover, the eye correction surgery is a unique methodology, which makes it quite popular treatment among the patient. The procedure requires the Lasik specialist to create detailed corneal images and guide treatment. The procedure requires the specialist to hold precision and advancement imaging technology.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
Sometimes the cornea needs to be reshaped to treat few eye ailments. The PRK is used as the appropriate treatment for reshaping the surface of the cornea. However, PRK is used only to reshapes the surface of the cornea, unlike LASIK. Also, the PRK is best for treating mild to moderate near-sightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. Another advantage of using the PRK is it works well with computer imaging technology.
LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis)
The procedures have a slight variation from the PRK eye correction surgery. The doctor starts with creating a flap on the epithelial cells and loses them by applying alcohol solution. Then the laser is focused on reshaping the cornea, and then the flap is set. The LAST is an ideal treatment for near-sightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness.
RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)
RLE procedure I use to correct cataracts. The procedure is carried out by making an incision to remove the natural lens of the eye from the edges of the cornea. The plastic or silicone lens replaces the natural lens of the eye. Since the incision is made for replacing the natural lens, the procedure is also known by the other names as CLE (clear lens extraction). The CLE eye correction surgery is best for treating or correcting severe farsightedness or near-sightedness. Besides, it is also used for treating thin corneas, minor eye problems such as dry eyes.