Laser Eye Treatment

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Lasers are utilized to treat many eye disorders.

Laser Treatment After Cataract Surgery

Think of a cataract like a grape. If you peel the front skin off the grape and remove all the pulp you are left with a grape skin. Cataract surgery is a similar endeavor. The anterior (front) capsule is removed and the contents of the cataract are removed leaving you with a capsule. In the capsule is placed an artificial lens. Over time the capsule can get cloudy and needs to be opened. This is accomplished by using a YAG laser. The procedure is called a YAG laser capsulotomy and is done right in the office. The procedure is painless and quick taking under a minute to complete. Following the procedure vision will be restored to its best potential.

Laser Treatment For Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the pressure inside the eye is too high and this leads to damage of the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged visual field loss occurs. There are three ways to decrease the pressure in the eye; medicines (eye drops), laser, and eye surgery. The laser treatment for glaucoma is called Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty. This procedure is done in the office. The procedure is painless and takes just a few minutes to complete. The laser treatment can decrease the pressure in the eye by 20-30%.

Laser Treatment For Diabetic Retinopathy

Millions of Americans have diabetes. This illness can lead to a serious eye problem called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of new blindness in people between the ages of 25-74 in the USA. One of the treatments for proliferative diabetic retinopathy is Panretinal Photocoagulation with an argon laser. This treatment is an in office procedure and is usually spread out over three sessions.