Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC
Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery located in Trappe, North Wales, Hatboro, Bethlehem, & Levittown, PA
Whether you need eye surgery to treat a medical condition or because you want to be free of glasses and contact lenses, you only want the very best surgeons operating on your eyes. The exceptional eye surgeons at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC are leaders in their field and possess specialist skills covering every aspect of eye surgery. If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, North Wales, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about eye surgery.
Eye Surgery Q & A
Why might I need eye surgery?
When you have a problem with your eyes, your eye doctor always uses conservative treatment methods when they can, but there are times when the best option to treat certain conditions is surgery.
You may also wish to undergo corrective surgery if you’re myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have astigmatism. LASIK and LASEK surgeries can reshape the cornea to restore clearer vision, meaning you don’t have to rely on using glasses and contact lenses all the time.
What surgical options are available to treat glaucoma?
There are several types of surgery your eye surgeon may recommend for glaucoma, including:
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)
A low-level laser procedure that opens up drainage channels in your eyes without affecting surrounding tissues or causing scarring. Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) is a similar procedure.
An emergency procedure for patients with closed-angle glaucoma in which the eye surgeon uses a highly precise laser to create a tiny hole in your iris to help fluid escape from your eye.
MicroPulse P3 cyclophotocoagulation
A minimally invasive procedure in which your eye surgeon uses laser energy to change the tissue in the eye without causing any damage.
What other types of eye surgery are there?
Other eye surgeries the specialists at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC carry out include:
Cataracts are a common problem, especially as you get older. They can cause a reduction in vision that results in eventual blindness if left untreated. Your eye surgeon can replace the blocked lenses with artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs) that restore vision, using either ultrasound assistance or laser technology.
Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure for draining the vitreous gel from your eyeball in cases where your surgeon needs to access your retina — such as if you have a retinal detachment, for example.
The cornea is the protective layer at the front of your eye that focuses light. If you have a condition called keratoconus, your cornea thins out and bulges into a cone shape, distorting your vision and making everything blurry. A corneal transplant replaces the cornea with healthy donor tissue to restore your sight.
The surgeons at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC have exceptional skills in carrying out a range of surgical procedures, so if you need eye surgery, you couldn’t have a more capable team at hand. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
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