Monthly Archives December 2019

Understanding PRK Laser Treatment And How It Differs From LASIK

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Have you been wearing glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness since childhood? Fret not! Studies show that an estimated one to two billion people around the world suffer from refractive errors. A further breakdown shows that 80% of Asians are affected by it, while only 25% of Europeans are affected. These numbers keep varying from region to region. However, the facts remain the same – refractive issues are one of the most common eye conditions that people suffer from.

With the advancement of medical science, there are many treatment methods available for refractive issues...

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The Right Way To Deal With Cataracts: Treatment And Aftercare

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There is a common misconception that cataract is a disease that is specific to the elderly. Although it is highly prevalent among people around the age of 65 and above, the incidence of childhood and congenital cataract occurs in the range of 1.8 to 3.6/10000 per year.

On a global level, 40% of the people diagnosed with cataracts have to undergo a surgical treatment for both eyes. This includes people of all age groups. 

However, the good thing about cataract surgeries is that there is no upper age limit for the surgery. Even if the patient is above the age of 90, the surgery can be successful as long as he or she is healthy.

Even so, many people shy away from a surgical treatment worrying about possible complications...

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