A brief anatomy of the eye

A brief anatomy of the eye The eye is one of the most complex structures known to man. We use it in almost every single activity, including sleep whilst we are dreaming, and it provides many with what they consider to be their most precious sense. Today, thanks to modern advancements in science and technology, we know the two globular organs better than ever before in history. Typically measuring just 24mm in diameter, our actual eyeballs are suspended in bony sockets by a…

Short sighted eye surgery

Short sighted eye surgery If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal…

Laser Eye Surgery procedure: How complex is the treatment?

Laser Eye Surgery procedure: How complex is the treatment? In general, treatments are as complex as the problem they’re designed to fix. Minor cuts and scrapes are easily managed with some antibacterial wash and a plaster. Gallstones are more serious and require medical intervention, but the procedure is pretty straightforward and routine. Brain injuries are incredibly complicated and challenging and need nothing less than an expert to perform risky open brain surgery. But advancing knowledge and technology is turning this idea on…