Laser Vision Services
LASIK/PRK for Refractive Correction
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, a process that has been used since 1990 and can treat myopia, hyperopia (nearsightedness, farsightedness) and astigmatism.
In the surgery, a corneal flap is cut and then a computer guided laser reshapes the underlying exposed cornea.
LASIK preserves the epithelium and the outermost stoma. The cornea of LASIK patients heals faster than those treated with other techniques. Most patients achieve great vision, even the day following surgery!
Like all surgeries, LASIK poses some risks and complications. Every patient should talk to their doctor about how to weigh the risks with the potential benefits.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for Non-invasive Glaucoma Management
SLT works by focusing laser energy on pigmented cells in the eye, which improves the flow of the aqueous humor in the anterior chamber, thereby relieving pressure in the eye. SLT is performed right in our office and only takes a few minutes. SLT can reduce or eliminate the need to use glaucoma medications (drops).
- Safe and not associated with any systemic side effects and cost like medications
- SLT uses photothermolysis to target specific cells, not harming surrounding tissues.
- SLT therapy is usually reimbursed by most insurances and Medicare.
YAG Capsulotomy for Posterior Capsule Opacification after Cataract Surgery
A common complication from post cataract surgery is the development of a secondary cataract. This complication is known as posterior capsule opacification (PCO). The cause is from the back of the lens capsule containing the IOL implant now becoming cloudy and impairing vision.
This problem is also treatable with a painless and quick outpatient procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy. The process consist of applying a laser cut making a clear path for light to pass through the clouded capsule.
Complications are rare, however we typically extend your stay with us for about an hour to ensure that eye pressure doesn't rise.