Our surgeons take pride in utilizing the latest and most advanced surgical techniques and equipment available and are knowledgeable and experienced in a wide array of surgical procedures, including:
- Advanced Cataract Surgery
- Multifocal / Presbyopic Intraocular Lenses
- Pediatric and Adult Strabismus Surgery
- Laser Treatment for Glaucoma
- Laser Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
- Botox Injections
A cataract is the clouding of the normally clear, natural crystalline lens of the eye. If left untreated, it can slowly, but significantly, cause visual symptoms; these typically include blur, glare, halos around lights, and double vision. Today, the vast majority of patients whose cataracts are treated surgically enjoy vision that is at least as good as the vision they had before they developed cataracts. We perform highly sophisticated, ‘no-stitch’, surgery to safely remove your cataracts.
A Presbyopic lens is a unique innovation that has recently been approved by the FDA. It is an artificial lens, placed at the time of cataract surgery that delivers excellent near and distance vision, and good intermediate vision, without reading glasses or bifocals. About 80% of patients reported never needing glasses after the procedure. There are several different options to choose from. Based on the unique characteristics of your eyes, we can recommend the best option for you.
Laser in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, the most commonly performed type of laser surgery, is generally a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of common vision problems. Specifically, LASIK involves the use of a laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye. LASIK is a quick and often painless procedure, and for the majority of patients, the surgery improves vision and reduces the need for corrective eyewear.
Strabismus is the condition where the eyes are misaligned. Treatment options depend upon the type of strabismus, and may include glasses, prism lenses, and/or surgery. Strabismus surgery entails manipulating the muscles around the eyes to realign them. Strabismus repair is not a "cosmetic" procedure but should more appropriately be considered reconstructive surgery. If needed, surgery can help children maintain normal visual development. Treating adults with strabismus can improve depth perception (the way the two eyes work together) and peripheral vision.
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Glaucoma is a serious, but treatable, condition, which is usually caused by elevated eye pressure which subsequently results in nerve damage inside the eye. When medications do not achieve the desired results laser surgery may be recommended. The most common type performed for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty. The laser beam (a high energy light beam) is focused upon the eye’s draining structures, which causes some areas of the drain to shrink, resulting in adjacent areas stretching open and permitting the fluid to drain more easily.
Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. It is a complication that occurs in which the diabetes causes the blood vessels of the retina to weaken. This leads to bleeding and swelling in the back of the eye. If treated early, this process can be slowed and can reduce further visual loss. This treatment involves sealing the blood vessels of the retina with a special laser. This is usually done as an outpatient at the hospital.
Botox injections are simple, non-surgical treatments that can smooth moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles in adults. It works by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those lines and wrinkles. A few tiny injections are administered in the office, and usually within a few days, there is a noticeable improvement in appearance. The treatments can last up to 4 months. Botox is also used for a select number of medical eye conditions, such as uncontrollable contraction of the eyelids and misaligned eyes.
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