The LASIK, (laser in situ keratomileusis), process has been used for many years now, to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. In 1995, with the approval of PRK, the procedure became more widely available in the United States as an off-label use of the excimer laser.
A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy, often impairing vision. Clouded vision may make it more difficult for you to read, drive a car or see as clearly as you once did. For most people cataracts, which develop slowly over time, are a natural result of aging. About half of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have cataracts to some degree. The key to living with cataracts is knowing when it's time not to live with them anymore.
Flashes of light are caused by tension between the vitreous gel in the eye and the retina. As the gel pulls on the retina, the retina is stimulated, sending signals to the brain that are interpreted as flashes of light. As a person ages, the vitreous gel liquefies and separates from the surface of the retina. Imperfections in the gel may cast shadows on the retina that appear as fine dots, strands, and strings in your vision. Since these seem to float, they are called floaters.
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