Simply speaking, when I perform laser surgery I use a laser instead of a scalpel to cut tissue in your eye. Laser scalpels are utilized in conventional...
Simply speaking, when I perform laser surgery I use a laser instead of a scalpel to cut tissue in your eye. Laser scalpels are utilized in conventional surgery and in soft-tissue laser surgery, the laser beam vaporizes soft tissue with high water content. Invented in the 1990s by plastic surgeon Thomas L Roberts, laser surgery has revolutionized the medical care of the eyes. Laser surgery is used to treat cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, ptosis as well as other eye conditions.
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LASIK is just one type of laser surgery used to correct near and far-sightedness in vision. Photorefractive keratectomy is a procedure that permanently reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser to remove a small amount of tissue. Other types of surgical lasers include carbon dioxide, argon, Nd:YAG laser, and Potassium titanyl phosphate.Lasik Surgery
The laser itself looks similar to the microscope I use to look at your eyes during an ordinary office visit. You’ll see a flash of light during each laser application, feel a bit of pressure perhaps but you won’t experience pain.
Eye Conditions Lasers Help
Various types of laser surgery are perfect for treating all kinds of eye issues.
For instance, in PTK or phototherapeutic keratectomy, opacities and surface irregularities can be removed from your cornea. And using laser coagulation, I can cauterize blood vessels in the eye, to treat various conditions. For instance, lasers can even be used to repair tears in the retina.
As you age, the lens of your eye can become cloudy, preventing light from passing through. When the lens obstructs vision to a significant degree, it’s called a cataract.Cataracts & Laser Surgery
Diabetes can damage blood vessels in the retina, the layer of nerves at the back of your eye that sense light and send images to the brain.Diabetic Retinopathy & Laser Surgery
Untreated, glaucoma will result in vision loss, especially peripheral, or complete blindness.Glaucoma & Laser Surgery
As you age, the sensitive skin around your eyes stretches, allowing surrounding muscles to weaken. Both your upper and lower eyelids can start drooping enough that your vision is impacted. For more… and other eye conditions.Ptosis & Laser Surgery