Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for Farsightedness

Top of the page Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for Farsightedness Surgery OverviewLaser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the preferred procedure for correcting farsightedness(hyperopia). It changes the shape of the eye. In LASIK, a thin flap is made on the...

PRK and LASEK for Farsightedness

Top of the page PRK and LASEK for Farsightedness Surgery OverviewPhotorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) for farsightedness use a laser to reshape the cornea so that light is refocused on the retina. The laser reshapes the cornea...

Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment

Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment IntroductionMany eye problems are treated with eyedrops or eye ointments, and sometimes with both. Even though drops and ointments are widely used, many people don’t know the best way to put them in. But with a...

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Top of the page Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Topic OverviewWhat is pinkeye? Pinkeye is redness and swelling of the lining of the eyelid and eye surface. The lining is called the conjunctiva (say “kawn-junk-TY-vuh”), and pinkeye is also called conjunctivitis...

Using Low-Vision Aids at Home

Top of the page Using Low-Vision Aids at Home Topic OverviewVision aids can help you in many of your daily activities. Here are lists of vision aids used in different areas. Which ones might help you? Cooking Vision aids for cooking include: Large-print, ringing, or...
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