Anterior Segment Surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Lasik Excimer Laser
- Corneal transplant
- Pterygium surgery
- Intracorneal rings implants
- Phakic lenses
There are two types of treatments to cure cataracts, which will be described as follows: - There is the normal technique known as “Extracapsular Cataract Extraction”, which requires an incision of 11mm at the top of the eye to remove the entire cataract, without fragmenting it, and then implanting the intraocular rigid lens and suture with 5 Nylon stitches.
This procedure is very simple and quick. Also, it is not painful. It is performed under topical anesthesia, with drops, and it lasts between 3 and 5 minutes per eye. A soft sedative before surgery is used to help the patient get relaxed. During surgery, you will not feel pain, just a feeling of pressure during the first 15 or 20 seconds of the intervention.
Once you and your ophthalmologist decide you need a corneal transplant, your name is put on a local waiting list. The waiting period is usually short. Before a cornea is delivered for transplant, the organ bank tests the human donor for viruses that cause Hepatitis and AIDS. .
As we have mentioned before, there is no medical treatment, local or general, that makes this tissue disappear. When the pterygium causes discomfort to the patient or when it increases in size in such a way that it reaches the pupillary area and it hampers the vision, it is necessary to perform surgery..
The intracorneal rings are small and semi-circular plastic segments that are implanted inside the cornea, in the stroma, to flatten and regularize its surface. By decreasing the corneal distortion, a better quality of vision is achieved.
Phakic lenses for correction of very high visual defects and cross linking