Eye surgery or ocular surgery is a surgical procedure that is done on the eye or related parts of the eye. For the most part, eye surgeries are done by ophthalmologists for treating eye problems that cannot be relieved with medication. Refractive eye surgeries are very common and correct eye conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism.
Eye muscle surgeries correct conditions where the eyes are not normally aligned with each other, due to problems in the eye muscles — the small extraocular muscles control the movements of the eye ball. Strabismus is the most common eye condition that is corrected by repairing eye muscles as well as conditions like nystagmus and Duane syndrome. These surgeries involve weakening, tightening, or repositioning of the eye muscles, according to the underlying medical condition.
Browplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure which is done in those with low and drooping eyebrows that can obstruct vision. Canthal surgeries like canthoplasty and canthotomy are done on any one or both corners of the eye. Canthectomy refers to a surgery that involves removal of tissues from the canthus. In canthotomy, the canthus is cut to reduce excess orbital pressure.
Eyebrow tattooing can also be considered as a cosmetic eye surgery, which is becoming increasingly common. These procedures are easy to perform, requires less time, and the person can resume doing his normal daily activities in short order.
Proper eye care is very important after an eye surgery, to ensure speedy recovery and complete healing. So get your eyes tested regularly to catch any potential threats and if an issue does arise, get them treated as soon as possible — to lessen the effect of the condition or perhaps, to cure it completely. We’re only given one set of eyes in our life time so let’s use them wisely and take care of them properly.