Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a procedure in which an ultrasonic device is used to break up and then remove a cloudy lens, or cataract, from the eye to improve vision. The insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL) usually immediately follows phacoemulsification.
Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)
Small-incision cataract surgery (SICS) is also called manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS) or suture less extra-capsular cataract extraction (SECCE). It is a safe, cost-effective procedure with very good outcomes.
Surgery may be recommended in rare cases where treatment with eye drops or laser haven’t been effective. The most common type of surgery for glaucoma is called trabeculectomy. It involves removing part of the eye-drainage tubes to allow fluid to drain more easily.
Pterygium surgery involves removal of the abnormal tissue from the sclera and cornea of the eye. Today’s techniques offer a significantly higher success rate than conventional surgery.
Diode CYC is a laser procedure used to treat glaucoma. It is usually only recommended after other more conservative surgeries (such as trabeculectomy filter surgery or tube surgery) have failed. It is also only used if the vision is already very poor.
A Yag capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve your vision after cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very safe. During your cataract operation, the natural lens inside your eye that had become cloudy was removed.
An intravitreal injection is a shot of medicine into the eye. The inside of the eye is filled with a jelly-like fluid (vitreous).