Your eyes are your windows on the world. You depend on your vision to inform and delight you in every waking moment. If your vision is compromised for any reason, we may be able to help. Eye surgery is commonly recommended for many people aged 60 or over who suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or a range of other eye diseases and impairments.
Read more about some of the different types of procedures we perform here at ESCNA:
Cataract & Lens Surgery
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision impairment that cannot be corrected with any type of glasses, medication, or LASIK laser surgery. If you have cataracts, you may be experiencing clouded vision, a general dimming of colors and possibly a sensitivity to light. Many people experience cataracts as they age. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly half of all Americans will have cataracts by the age of 75.
If you have cataracts, corrective surgery can help. Cataract surgery is conducted on an out-patient basis and most patients will experience improvement very quickly.
Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at ESCNA, meaning that you can safely go home following your procedure. After the cataract is removed, a new lens is inserted in its place, giving you crystal clear vision. As every case is different, ask your doctor about what you can expect in terms of recovery time and results.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, a condition that is characterized by intraocular pressure. It is caused by damage to the optic nerve. Left untreated, it can result in reduced vision and eventually, blindness. Glaucoma surgery is aimed at relieving that pressure and is indicated when glaucoma medications are not able to stabilize the pressure. In some cases, but not all, glaucoma surgery will eliminate the need for further medications to control your glaucoma.
There are several methods of relieving your glaucoma surgically. Your eye surgeon will examine your situation closely and determine what course of treatment is right for you.
YAG Laser Surgery
YAG Laser surgery is used to correct a condition called posterior capsule opacification. Characterized by still-cloudy vision following cataract surgery, YAG Laser is an effective procedure that is used to correct the problem.
Following cataract surgery, sometimes months or years afterward, some people may notice clouding of their vision that is as bad or occasionally worse than the original cataract. There may be dimmed vision, double vision or experience glare in the presence of bright lights. The affected person may not be able to pass a visual acuity test.
YAG Laser surgery is fast, effective, and painless. If you have previously had cataract surgery and are experiencing cloudiness that is affecting your quality of life, contact our office to make an appointment today.