The ability to see is probably the greatest sense that has been given to man, well, aside from common sense. Kidding aside, there is this myth stating that as we age, our visual prowess significantly drops. According to a study conducted by Silva de Avo et. Al., there is no significant difference between the perception of old people and young people. Despite the result, among the people who participated in the study, there were unfortunate individuals who have terrible eyesight. Though, through modern technologies, damaged eyesight can finally be restored and patched! Is patching your eyes using a suture vicryl sounds good to you?
For eye doctors or ophthalmologists, people with problems in vision can be helped through various eye surgeries. Some subspecialties of optometric surgeries are cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, anterior segment surgery, and many more.
The Surgical Process and Tools
Before the start of any surgery, an anesthesiologist must first administer anesthesia, may it be local, general, or topical. In eye surgeries, the typically used kinds of anesthesia are the general and local anesthesia. This is done in order for the patient not to experience any pain during the process or to prevent any undesired movement (in the case of general anesthesia). This is administered through an IV Line which includes an IV Catheter Introcan, a soluset, and many more.
Most of the time, an oxygen cannula is inserted into a patient’s nose in order to aid him in breathing due to the fact that he’s unconscious during the whole process. An irrigating solution must also be present in an eye surgery, especially in cataract surgeries to ensure that the natural condition of the eye is maintained.
After the entire process, surgical cuts or incisions in the eyes are closed using a suture vicryl, a specialized suture for the eyes. To avoid being exposed to foreign contaminants and infection, the eye that went through surgery is covered with an eye pad which will be changed from time to time.
If the eye is fully healed, the pad is removed and the eye is tested for its ability to see.
Keeping the eye healthy is something that we should fully focus on. Our ability to see is something that should not be taken away from us. So what should we do to keep our eyes healthy?
- Eat plenty of food rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and Lutein such as green leafy vegetables, pork, salmon, etc.
- Do not read under a dim light or in a moving car.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays (UV Rays).
- If you are a sports person, especially if you’re a player of hockey, la crosse, and the likes, it would be best that you would wear eye protection to prevent eye injuries from occurring.
- Do not stare at your computer or cellphone screen for a long time.
- Finally, have a regular eye checkup with your eye doctor.
If you still want to see the beauties of the world, take care of your eyes!
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