LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery performed today.
LASIK involves the use of two lasers, the first to create a small flap in the cornea and the second to reshape the cornea.
Worldwide, cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure. In Australia, more than 200,000 cataract procedures are performed every year.
Cataracts can be removed at any stage and you do not have to wait for them to ‘ripen’ before having surgery. Because cataracts will continue to progress over your lifetime, if not treated they will eventually cause blindness.
No matter how mature your cataracts are, it is always ‘possible’ to remove them.
The decision to proceed with cataract surgery ultimately comes down to whether you perceive that the benefit of having the operation outweighs the small risk associated with treatment. The eye surgeons at KindSIGHT are only too happy to discuss this in detail with you.
The timing of surgery is different for everyone.
Making the decision to have your cataracts removed usually depends on the following:
- The degree your sight is affected
- Your most common daily activities or vision requirements
- If you only have sight in one eye
- If you have any other eye disease