What You Need to Know About Eye Surgery
- Posted on: Aug 15 2023
Age affects our eyes like any other part of our body, and that can lead to changes in appearance or vision. By addressing the problem early with the modern techniques available at Physicians Eye Clinic, patients can enhance their eyelid appearance and correct issues like cataracts to preserve their vision for years to come.
That’s largely because of the availability of eye surgeries to improve vision, correct eye conditions, or enhance your physical appearance.
Let’s look at three of the most common surgeries we offer at our Everett, WA, eye surgery center: cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and blepharoplasty surgery.
Cataract Surgery For Restoring
Around the globe, cataracts remain the top cause of vision loss.
That’s why cataract surgery has become a common and trusted procedure. It involves removing a cloudy lens (called a cataract) from the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataracts typically develop with age. They usually result in blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or reduced night vision. Thankfully, the surgery to fix it is safe and reliable, offering a high success rate and improved quality of life.
Refractive Surgery For Reshaping
Do you suffer from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism? If so, refractive surgery is the solution.
It comes in several forms, but the most common you’ve likely heard of: LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. However, there’s also PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy.
Basically, the surgery reshapes the patient’s cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) to improve its focusing power. Refractive surgery can reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Blepharoplasty Surgery For Eyelid Enhancement
Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure.
It’s usually aimed at fixing droopy eyelids or excess skin and fat around the eyes. While not medically necessary, it can create a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance to patients’ eyes.
By removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin, this surgery can satisfy many patients looking for a cosmetic change. However, it can also have a practical function, fixing problems like obstructed vision caused by sagging eyelids.
Explore Our Solutions
From medical conditions to aesthetic concerns, eye surgeries at Physicians Eye Clinic can improve your life.
If you are struggling with vision loss due to cataracts, or you would like to refresh your eyelid’s appearance through blepharoplasty, we can help guide you through the process with patience and understanding. Please request an appointment today on our website or call us at (425) 259-2020.
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