Patients with cataracts may be treated by a procedure called phacoemulsification. This advanced technique with state of the art technology removes the damaged lens through a small incision using an ultrasonic probe, then replaces it with an artificial lens implant. This nearly pain- less process is so efficient it usually requires no stitches.
Glaucoma is a condition of optical nerve damage due to increased pressure within the eye and/ or decreased blood flow to the optical nerve. It is often associated with myopia, diabetes, and certain ethnic groups. Treatments include medical therapy, laser treatment, and various surgical procedures that can preserve vision before loss occurs.
Oculoplatics surgery is concerned with the functionality and appearance of the eyelids. Many conditions such as excess eyelid skin, droopy lids, or eyelids that are curved inward or outward can cause discomfort or possibly limit vision. Plastic surgery may correct these problems and contribute to over all eye health.
Treatment Options for Patients with Diabetes
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing many different types of eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, secondary glaucoma, macular damage and changes in refraction. Because the disease involves blood vessels and nerves, adults who have had long-term diabetes may experience damage to the eyes.