Procedures & Treatments
As time advances, skin gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity, combined with the constant pull from gravity causes excessive upper eyelid skin and muscle. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can hang over the eyelashes and obstruct vision.
Until recently, the only way to replace the endothelium was with full thickness corneal transplant which required multiple sutures. A split thickness transplant called endothelial keratoplasty has recently become the standard of care for many corneal diseases.
The word cataract is used to describe a natural lens that has turned cloudy. Cataracts are not a disease, but rather a condition affecting the eye, and affect millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. If you have diabetic retinopathy, at first you may notice no changes to your vision.
Glaucoma is a common eye disorder referring to a group of eye diseases causing progressive damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve receives light-generated nerve impulses from the retina and transmits these to the brain, where we recognize those electrical signals as vision.
Macular degeneration is a common, painless eye condition in which the central portion of the retina deteriorates and does not function adequately. The diagnosis of macular degeneration is becoming increasingly common due to patient awareness, physician access, groundbreaking improvements in treatment, and the relentless graying of the population.
This procedure uses the same highly advanced technique practiced during routine cataract surgery. This accurate process involves the surgical removal of the natural lens of the eye. It is then replaced with an artificial lens implant calculated specifically for the amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Some people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep the eye healthy and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye. Tears are a combination of water (for moisture), oils (for lubrication), mucus (for even spreading and antibodies) and special proteins (for resistance to infection).
Flashes & Floaters
Flashes and Floaters are symptoms experienced by many people. Have you ever spotted a small speck, dot, or squiggle floating in the air, or have you noticed flickering lights or lightning streaks that you knew weren’t really there?
Scientific research led doctors to the discover that botulinum toxin could be medically useful because of its effects on paralyzing — or relaxing — abnormally tight muscles.