What's the difference between LASIK and SuperSight?
LASIK and SuperSight are two different surgical procedures used to correct vision, LASIK is a procedure that reshapes the cornea using a laser to correct vision, while SuperSight Surgery involves the removal of a dysfunctional lens and replacement with an artificial lens. LASIK is suitable for individuals with refractive errors, while SuperSight Surgery is primarily performed on individuals with cataracts or lens dysfunction.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery that aims to correct vision by reshaping the outer surface of the cornea using a precise laser beam. It is primarily used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During LASIK, a thin flap is created on the cornea, and the underlying tissue is then reshaped using the laser. The flap is then repositioned, allowing for a quick recovery and minimal discomfort. LASIK does not involve entering the inside of the eye or removing the natural lens.
SuperSight Surgery, on the other hand, is a procedure performed when the lens of the eye becomes dysfunctional, often due to cataracts. When the lens is no longer able to focus properly, the only effective treatment option is to surgically remove the lens. In SuperSight Surgery, the cloudy lens (cataract) is removed through a small incision, and a clear acrylic replacement lens, known as an implant, is permanently inserted in its place. This artificial lens can be customized to correct the patient's prescription, allowing for improved vision after surgery. SuperSight Surgery is specifically used for addressing cataracts and provides an opportunity to correct vision at the same time.
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