Our ophthalmologists at Naples Eye Physicians offer a wide range of state-of-the-art eye surgery techniques and procedures. Our eye surgery services include:
- LASIK - LASIK is an advanced form of laser surgery for correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The laser makes a small flap in the corneal tissue so that the cornea can be re-contoured to match your precise correction vision prescription.
- Cataract Surgery - Cataract surgery involves the removal of an intraocular lens (IOL) rendered opaque by cataracts. A small incision is made to gain access to the capsule enclosing the diseased lens; then lens is then broken up by an ultrasound tool. The pieces are removed and a new artificial lens is inserted.
- YAG Laser Capsulotomy - Every once in a while the lens capsule will become cloudy following cataract surgery. These issues can be resolved quickly and easily through a procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. A laser beam clears the cloudiness from your line of sight in a matter of minutes.
- Laser Iridotomy - Laser iridotomy is prescribed for patients who struggle with narrow-angel glaucoma. Our laser makes a tiny hole in the iris which permits fluid through it. This extra drainage channel can help prevent sudden a buildup in intraocular pressure.
- Laser Trabeculoplasty - Laser trabeculoplasty can be very helpful for treating wide-angle glaucoma that has failed to respond to medication. In this procedure the laser alters the angle of the existing drainage channels in the eye to improve their performance.
- Ptosis Surgery - Ptosis is a dropping eyelid caused by a weakness in the eyelid's levator muscle. Our ophthalmologists can tighten levator muscle or perform a procedure called a frontalis suspension that lets you engage the eyebrow muscles for better eyelid control.
- Blepharoplasty - Aging eyelids may droop or sag due to stretching or fat deposits, making you look older and possibly interfering with your ability to see clearly. We can remove excess skin, fat and muscle in a procedure known as blepharoplasty.
- Lesion Biopsies - The eyes and eyelids can be afflicted with tumors or other lesions just as any other part of the body can. Our ophthalmologists can obtain biopsies of these lesions to check for possible malignancies that require treatment.
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Before our eye physicians recommend any of the Naples eye surgeries listed above, extensive diagnostic evaluations must be performed to determine whether you're a good candidate for the procedure in question. We use such advanced techniques as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), Visual field testing and IOL Master technology to examine your eye condition in detail. We will also evaluate any underlying medical conditions you may have or any medications you be taking which may contraindicate surgery as the best treatment method for your needs.
Call (239) 262-6288 to learn more about our Naples eye surgeries and diagnostic techniques. We want to be your trusted eye experts for life!
Eye Surgery FAQs
The prospects of eye surgery might sound intimidating, but the truth is that this form of care can convey tremendous benefits for your health, comfort, and visual acuity. Knowledge is power, so here are some the answers to some frequently asked questions about eye surgery at Naples Eye Physicians.
- Can eye surgery treat health conditions? The eyes are prone to health challenges just like any other part of the body. Surgery can remove lesions, for instance, so we can determine whether they are benign or malignant. Removal of the affected eye component (or even the whole eye) can stop deadly cancer in its tracks. We can also remove the gel-like vitreous of the eye if it has become tainted by leaky blood vessels (as in diabetic retinopathy), replacing it with a clear saline solution.
- How can eye surgery correct vision disorders such as refractive errors? Refractive errors can be corrected by altering the curvature of the corneas in accordance with your vision prescription. Two of the most common surgeries for achieving this eyewear-free clarity include LASIK and PRK.
- What is LASIK? LASIK is a procedure in which a surgical laser creates a flap in the outer corneal tissue, which is pulled away which reveals the inner corneal layers. The laser then reshapes the underlying tissue to correct your refractive error, and the flap is put back into place so it can heal naturally.
- What is PRK? PRK is an alternative to LASIK for people whose corneal tissues are too thin to undergo LASIK. In this surgery, the outer layer is simply removed so we can reshape the underlying tissue. The outer corneal layer then grows back on its own.
- What can I expect from cataract removal surgery? Cataract removal surgery is quick, easy, and painless. A flap is made in the lens capsule, and the lens is broken up with ultrasound and replaced with an artificial lens. If you experience any subsequent visual cloudiness, an additional procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy can clear it up.
- Can surgery help control glaucoma? If your glaucoma doesn't respond to medication, laser surgery can help. A procedure called trabeculoplasty does this by enhancing your eye's fluid drainage channels.
- When is eyelid surgery helpful? Eyelid surgery can be recommended to remove a benign or malignant tumor or other lesions. We can also use it to correct a drooping eyelid (ptosis).
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If you still have questions about eye surgery, any Naples ophthalmologist on our team will happy to discuss them with you. Call (239) 262-6288 today!