Surgery today can include anything from using lasers to inserting artificial lenses. Often, procedures improve the way light is processed by the eye, which allows patients to have sharper vision. If you are considering any type of eye surgery in the Southern New Mexico area, be sure to consult the eye doctors at Fillmore Eye Clinic, Inc.
Technology has allowed ophthalmologists to use surgical techniques to restore vision and reshape eyes to healthy levels for many different people. In the past, we have had to rely on glasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. The tools an eye surgeon can use have advanced quickly over the years, allowing them the ability to quickly and safely correct vision problems.
Types of Eye Surgery Procedures
We perform many different types of eye surgery at Fillmore Eye Clinic, Inc.
We perform different types of laser eye surgery. We use Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), which uses lasers to remove tissue to reshape the cornea. You may see visual improvements in just a few days. We also perform LASIK surgery, which uses lasers or wavefront technology to provide sharper vision in just a few hours. This surgery reshapes the cornea by cutting a thin flap on the outside. We also use laser surgery to help improve vision loss as a result of macular degeneration. This surgery seals leaking blood vessels to dramatically slow down the vision loss.
We even perform corneal and lens surgeries. Corneal transplants are usually done for patients who have diseased or damaged corneas, which are replaced with donor tissue. Since the cornea is a large part of your eye’s focusing power, this can help bring back lost vision immensely. For lens surgery, the old lens is taken out, and an artificial lens is put back in its place.
For our patients that suffer from glaucoma, we have a procedure called a trabeculectomy. This surgery reduces the eye pressure found in those who suffer from glaucoma by draining the aqueous humor from the eye.
We perform eyelid surgery for those who suffer from droopy eyelids as well. In this procedure, we remove excess skin, fat, or muscle from around the eye to tighten the skin and improve the appearance.
Why Choose Fillmore Eye Clinic, Inc?
We have been providing the most advanced vision care to our patients for many years. We have eye doctors and surgeons in Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Deming, Ruidoso, Truth or Consequences, and Silver City. We take our time with our patients to ensure they are comfortable with the treatment plan we recommend. We have a highly skilled staff and we believe your eye health is of the utmost importance. Contact us today at 800-323-4764 to see how we can help you with your vision problems.