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Surgical Services at Tri-County Surgery Center

 

Cataract Surgery

The most commonly performed out-patient surgical procedure in the United States, provides patients with an improved level of visual acuity thereby enhancing quality of life. Research has shown that this surgery and its resultant improvement in visual acuity can enhance the activities of daily living and functioning making it safer to ambulate - especially for the elderly.

Oculo-plastic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is the cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eye. It manages and repairs problems primarily related to the tissues or structures surrounding the eye, rather than the eyeball itself. These structures include the eyelids, the tear ducts, and the orbit (bony socket surrounding the eye). Ophthalmic plastic surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists who have completed several years of additional, highly specialized training in plastic surgery.

Cornea Surgery

The clear covering of the eyeball is called the cornea. Surgery is performed on the cornea for two main reasons. One is to remove scarring and clouding that interfere with vision. The other is to change the curve of the cornea to correct vision problems. These problems include nearsightedness and farsightedness. Operations on the cornea can be performed with traditional surgical tools or laser surgery.

Laser Procedures

Glaucoma is a chronic disease in which high fluid pressure within the eye can cause progressive damage to the nerve which transmits visual signals from the eye to the brain. There are two main forms of glaucoma: open angle (the more common) and closed angle. High eye pressure in open angle glaucoma is usually treated initially with eyedrops. More recently, laser surgery (SLT-Selective Laser Trabecuolpasty) has been shown to be an effective first line treatment as well. Laser trabeculoplasty is a safe, painless, outpatient procedure that effectively lowers eye pressure. In angle closure glaucoma, laser treatment called peripheral iridotomy lowers eye pressure by opening the closed internal drainage channel. Fortunately, angle closure glaucoma is not only treatable but also preventable. The laser is truly a remarkable tool which, when used by a skilled ophthalmologist, can help to prevent loss of vision due to glaucoma.