Common Eye Surgeries Offered by our Plano Eye Doctors
One of the biggest ways to monitor your vision quality is to get regular comprehensive eye exams. For some people, more care is required in order to keep them seeing as well as possible. In many cases, common eye conditions can be greatly improved or eliminated by undergoing surgical treatment. Here at Texas Eye Surgeons, our team of ophthalmologists in Plano, TX performs eye surgeries for a variety of conditions.
Eye surgery is something that has become more and more common, especially since LASIK has picked up in popularity, yet it still needs to be taken very seriously. At Texas Eye Surgeons we examine each patients eye closely to see what types of eye conditions they have and whether or not surgery is the best option for them to correct it. Some of the most common procedures include surgeries for:
Cataracts are often discovered during a routine eye exam, and happen when there is a clouding over of the lens on the eye. If you have cataract surgery, the cloudy lens portion is removed and replaced by a synthetic lens. Because the incision needed is very small, recovery is quick, and patients typically go home the same day of their surgery.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that happens when there is too much pressure in the eye, which my lead to permanent loss of vision. The goal of treatment is to alleviate that pressure, either with medication or surgery. Once damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed or cured, so the goal is to preserve whatever vision is still there and preventing optic nerve damage.
Diabetic retinopathy is a side effect of diabetes and is signified by bleeding in the eye. Bleeding happens because the lining of the blood vessels in the retina thicken due to high levels of glucose, which leads to bleeding.
Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy don't always go hand in hand. It is possible to work with your primary care doctor and your eye doctor in order to keep the disease under control.
Treatment for diabetic retinopathy normally means laser surgery treatments or standard surgery to stop bleeding.
This condition affects the central vision and is most common in people over 50. The progression of the disease varies depending on the patient, and may or may not include bleeding in the eye. Macular degeneration is similar to glaucoma in there is no cure for the disease, and focus is on treatment that can manage the condition, such as medical injections or laser treatments.
LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular vision correction surgery. LASIK is performed by creating a flap on the surface of the cornea and reshaping the inner cornea with a laser. This surgery has a high success rate for those who have refractive vision errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and/or astigmatism, and whose corneas are not too thin. Older patients over 40 who have developed presbyopia may need to wear glasses after the surgery to close vision activities, such as reading.
At Texas Eye Surgeons in Plano, TX, we provide a full scale of services in order to protect your eye health and preserve your vision, including comprehensive eye exams that can detect eye problems early. To schedule an eye exam, or to discuss treatment options for a known vision issue, contact our eye doctors at (972) 379-3937.