Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the crystalline lens, which lays behind the pupil and focuses light onto the retina. The condition can be managed, but surgical replacement of the crystalline lens is the only permanent solution. We can use either traditional surgical techniques or laser techniques to remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). Standard IOLs provide focus at one distance, and patients continue to wear glasses to achieve a broader range of focus. However, we also provide premium IOLs that can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear.
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LASIK is used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism, and in some cases, presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness. This procedure is virtually painless, and once the preparation is complete, the surgery itself takes less than 10 minutes to complete. During the procedure, a flap is created in the outer layer of the cornea (the dome-like front surface of the eye). The center layer of the cornea is then reshaped with a laser to correct refractive errors.
Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is also used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The PRK procedure predates LASIK, and while recovery typically takes longer, the results are virtually the same. Rather than creating a corneal flap, PRK involves removing the entire outer layer of the cornea so the laser can reshape the inner corneal layer. The epithelium regenerates over the course of several days following the procedure. We often recommend PRK for patients who do not qualify for LASIK.
The KAMRA™ Inlay is placed within the cornea of the non-dominant eye to correct presbyopia. The inlay itself is smaller and much thinner than a contact lens. This lens works in tandem with your dominant eye so that you can view objects up close and at a distance.
A pterygium, sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye," is a growth that develops on the white part of the eye near the inner corner of the eyelids. However, it can eventually spread to the cornea and affect your vision. In most cases, pterygia are treated with steroidal eye drops, special contact lenses, and other treatments. If a pterygium does not go away with these treatments, we may recommend surgical removal. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete.