How to Reduce Cylindrical Power?

As you are aware Lasik surgery has become one of the most used laser surgeries. Generally, you might have seen a lot of people going through this surgery. Mainly because of its amazing result. Thus, even if you are tired of wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses every day. Lasik surgery will have your back. Just like everyone, even you will want the improvement in your vision. However, you might have some doubts about this surgery. Believe me, it is normal for you to overthink this surgery. Especially as your eyes are very sensitive and fragile. You need to be as cautious as you can be. Risking your eyes for better improvement of your vision will not do any good to you. This is the main reason why we are bringing this content to you. Usually, this content will explain to you everything you must know about your Lasik surgery.

What is Lasik Surgery?

To begin with, you must learn everything about Lasik surgery. As you are aware Lasik surgery is one of the refractive laser surgeries. This helps in correcting your vision. Today, vision problem has become more common for you than before. As a result, you might have heard a lot about people going through Lasik surgery. Now, what exactly Lasik surgery is? Lasik surgery is one type of refractive laser surgery. Where your surgeon will reshape your cornea. With the help of a laser to improve your vision. Generally, Lasik surgery is one of the popular laser surgery if you want to improve your vision. This is mainly because the success rate of Lasik surgery has been very good. As a result, people trust this surgery a lot.

In addition to that this surgery is completed in a very short time. That is your surgery will more likely be completed in a minimum of 20 minutes or a maximum of 30 minutes. Furthermore, the procedure of this surgery is very quick and painless. This is mainly because the procedure of this surgery starts by numbing your eyes. And as your eyes are numb. You do not feel any pain or anything throughout the surgery. Thus, this surgery is called painless surgery. In addition to that after your surgery is over. You might feel some itching and sensation of burning or some mild discomfort. But you must know that this is very common. Mainly because the shape of your cornea is reshaped. However, if you feel that your eyes are itching too much or are burning too much. You must contact your doctor as early as possible.

 

What Is The Cylindrical Power Of Your Eyes?

Now there are many different types of vision problems you might experience. These vision problems are just like refractive errors for you. That might prevent you to carry out your day-to-day life tasks. This kind of error creates an irregularity within your eyes. Thus, treating it well is kind of necessary for you. There are various vision problems you might come near such as:

Myopia (nearsightedness) 

You might face this refractive error when you have a stretched-out eyeball. That is when you have a thick lens or a highly curved cornea. Usually, this error causes the light to set down in front of your retina. Rather than dropping directly on your retina. When you have this error you will likely have difficulty in seeing distant objects. It can be easily treated with power glasses or some refractive surgeries.

Hyperopia (farsightedness) 

This refractive error of yours is just the opposite of myopia. That is this happens when you have a very short eyeball. In this error, the light sets down on the back part of your retina. As a result, you might have blurred vision. You will face this blurred vision only for the objects that are at close range. Similar to myopia this can also be treated with some refractive surgery or with power glasses. 

Presbyopia

Thirdly, when you age you may have a decline in your visual capacity. This means that your lens might start to lose its flexibility. Normally, this leads to focusing problems. Especially when you look at objects that are nearby. You should consult a doctor for the treatment of presbyopia.

Astigmatism

Lastly, Astigmatism is also one of the very common refractive errors that you might have. Astigmatism is also known as the cylindrical power of the eyes. This is a refractive error where the shape of your cornea is more football-like And not of a symmetrical round shape. This changes the way the light passes your retina. Resulting in causing a blurry and fuzzy vision for you. If you have astigmatism it is mostly because of genetic factors of your family.

 

How You Can Treat Cylindrical Power Of Eyes Disorder?

Now having cylindrical power or astigmatism is not that a huge deal for you. Just like your other refractive errors even this can be treated easily. And you will see the improvement in your vision, even after having astigmatism or cylindrical power of the eye. Generally, if you are someone who only has mild astigmatism you do not need to worry. Such mild cases of astigmatism are easily treated by your doctor. Usually, when you go to your doctor he might treat your astigmatism using different methods. Such as corrective lenses. This is one of the most common and easy ways to treat your astigmatism. Just like myopia and hyperopia, you can treat your astigmatism by wearing power glasses or contact lenses. This is the least invasive treatment for your astigmatism.

Secondly, you can also treat astigmatism using Lasik surgery. Before it was presumed that Lasik surgery can not correct astigmatism or cylindrical error. However today, Lasik surgery can also treat your astigmatism. If you have astigmatism it can be corrected permanently. Similar to myopia and hyperopia your astigmatism is just a refractive error. And not a whole disease. If your cylindrical number is below 4, then you can go through Lasik surgery. In the Lasik procedure of treating your astigmatism. Your surgeon will reshape your cornea to a regular shape or a more symmetrical shape.

However, if you have a higher number, it is not safe for you to go through this surgery. Moreover, when you go through this surgery with high power than 4. There is no guarantee that the surgery will fix your vision. Furthermore, if you are suffering from more than one refractive error. That is if you have myopia and astigmatism both. It would become a little difficult for you to go through this surgery.

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