LASIK surgery in Michigan usually results in a 20/20 or sometimes even better vision. Most people who undergo this surgery often wonder if the vision correction is permanent. The answer to this question is that it depends. Depending on the age and the stability of vision, you can expect to have a near 20/20 vision for a very long time.
According to the National Institute of Health, by the age of 80, almost 50% of Americans will have a cataract or cataract surgery. The technology used by cataract surgeons today is changing rapidly, and Cataract surgeries is moving towards increased use of laser or bladeless technology.
Diabetes can cause a variety of problems in the eye, usually due to poorly controlled blood sugar. High blood sugar due to diabetes can damage the walls of small blood vessels in the eyes leading to change in their function and structure known as diabetic retinopathy. As a result, the vessels may leak, thicken, close off, form clots, or grow bloated defects known as microaneurysms.
Some people who undergo phacoemulsification or extracapsular procedure for cataracts experience clouding of the lens that covers the capsule, which is called posterior capsular opacification or secondary cataract. Sometimes, this cloudiness affects vision, which can be corrected through a laser surgery called Nd: YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) posterior capsulotomy. The Nd: YAG laser is employed to create a hole in the black, clouded lining of the capsule so as to allow light through the membrane to the retina that is located at the back of the eye.