Loss of vision can be caused be a number of things. Acute or sudden vision loss can be caused by a retinal detachment, a stroke in the vessels in the eye or in patients with diabetes from bleeding in the eye, whereas slow vision loss is most commonly caused by cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Patients with slow vision loss often don’t notice it until it becomes severe. This is one reason why routine eye exams are useful as they can help to detect these changes earlier. At Junomedical we partner with the most experienced eye surgeons around the world. These specialists perform eye surgery for up to 80% less than the average cost in the UK, US and Australia. The cost of the treatment depends on the technology used, the experience of the surgeon and whether the patient is having one or both eyes treated. After examining your medical history the eye surgeon will provide you with a treatment plan and price quote. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of surgeons, many of whom attained their medical qualifications from UK and US medical schools, have won awards, and are members of prestigious associations.
What Options Are Available to Those with Vision Loss?
For many people who suffer from a decrease in visual acuity as a result of cataracts or glaucoma there are surgical options available. Ninety percent of patients can achieve a corrected vision of 20/40 or better as a result of cataract surgery. During the procedure the cataract is removed and, in most cases, replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). The IOL is typically used to correct cataracts, and in some cases also short-sightedness and long-sightedness but it doesn’t correct astigmatism. LASIK can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.