Eye surgery is used to treat a variety of conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, detached retinas, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, and nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Some types of eye surgery include: Vision correction surgeries, including LASIK eye surgery and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Some people refer to these types of surgeries as laser surgery, but surgeons also use lasers for other types of surgeries. Cataract surgery.