Vision Correction Surgery Directory
Vision correction surgery (refractive eye surgery) is a procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia. Some common types of surgery are LASIK, LASEK, PRK, and more. Side effects may include temporary dry eyes. Results are improving -- most people have 20/20 vision after surgery for many years. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how vision correction surgery is done, who is a good candidate, and much more.
LASIK Eye Surgery and Other Refractive Surgeries
WebMD tells you what you need to know about refractive eye surgeries to improve vision, including what's involved in the procedures and how much they cost.
Astigmatic Keratotomy Eye Surgery
WebMD looks at the eye surgeries called astigmatic keratotomy and radial keratotomy.
Types of Refractive Laser Eye Surgery
Information on various types of refractive and laser eye surgery to correct vision problems.
Scleral Buckling Surgery for Retinal Detachment
Scleral buckling surgery is the most common way to treat retinal detachment. It is a method of closing breaks, bringing the two layers of the retina back together, and getting rid of fluid under the retina. See an illustration of a detached retina.
Halos and Glare
Halos and glares can be the sign of a serious eye problem.
A Less Invasive Corneal Transplant Surgery
Although still an experimental surgery, DSAEK corneal transplants seem to be catching on. We talk to an expert in the field and speak to a patient who’s hoping for a new focus on life.