Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine responsible for the study of eye diseases, the eye muscles, the lacrimal system, eyelids and their treatment. The ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is specialized in diagnosing and treating ailments through various tests.
Some of the eye surgeries performed by our ophthalmologists in Argentina are:
Lasik Surgery: LASIK method is used, the most currently used nowadays to mold the surface of the cornea and correct the defect of the eye as a contact lens would do it.
Phakic Intraocular Lens Implants: the solution for visual defects that can not be corrected by laser surgery. Consists of placing inside the eye a small intraocular lens to focus images on the retina in a clear way.
Cataract Surgery: Phacoemulsification is the most commonly used technique for cataract surgery, is safe and effective. After surgery you will have a clearer vision.
Glaucoma Surgery: a procedure used to reduce the level of eye pressure and to reduce and / or prevent loss of sight. It is done with Laser and replaces the effect of drugs on a more permanent basis.
Eyelid Ptosis Surgery: the procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, and there are different surgical techniques. Through surgery the appearance and functioning of the eyelids restored with success.
Keratoconus Surgery: the most modern, safe and appropriate surgical treatment are "intracorneal ring" implants and is performed by laser surgery.
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Last update: 18/01/2018 | Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which intraocular pressure is increased causing a compression on the eye walls and especially on the optic nerve.
Lasik surgery is used to surgically correct the refractive errors of the eyes. After a lasik surgery you will not need glasses or contact lenses. The three most common refractive errors are myopia, astigmatism and farsightedness.