Eye surgery, often known as ophthalmic or ocular surgery, is an operation performed on the eye or its adnexa by an ophthalmologist. Eye surgery and ophthalmology are synonymous terms. Extra care must be given before, during, and after surgery because the eye is a very delicate organ in order to lessen or prevent further damage. An experienced eye surgeon will advise on the best surgical procedure for the patient as well as the necessary safety precautions.
are ophthalmologists who perform microsurgical intraocular treatments like
cataract extraction surgery or retinal detachment repair surgery.