Types of Eye Surgery Performed at Our Ophthalmologist Practice

Our ophthalmologist can intervene to prevent you from losing your sight with specific measures. Depending on the severity, this can be either medical or surgical. At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates in Memphis, TN, we offer comprehensive eye and vision care services, including eye surgery. First, let’s look at some common eye surgeries.

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy area in your eye lens that makes it difficult to see clearly. This eye condition often crops up as you age when the proteins break down and accumulate together, forming cloudy patches. As you develop cataracts, you might seem like you are looking through a dirty window. However, the best way to treat cataracts is through eye surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens with the cloudy patches and replacing it with a new artificial lens.

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is a class of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and blindness. The damage to the optic nerve often progresses slowly, and it’s hard to notice the vision loss in the early stages. The symptoms of glaucoma include patchy blind spots in your peripheral vision, difficulty seeing objects in your central vision, severe eye pain, blurred vision, halos around lights, and severe headaches. Glaucoma treatment includes eye drops, oral medication, and surgery. Glaucoma surgery targets to reduce the production of aqueous humor that causes damage to the optic nerve by axing the ciliary organ that produces it. It can also amplify the drainage flow of the aqueous humor.

LASIK Surgery

This is the most popular laser refractive eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists to correct vision problems. It involves using a strong laser beam to alter the shape of the cornea. It’s usually done to address nearsightedness or farsightedness as an alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses. Before this surgery, the ophthalmologist will examine you for signs of dry eye syndrome, large pupils, eye inflammation or infection, and high eye pressure that can cause complications after the procedure. LASIK surgery is often done when the patient is lying on a reclining chair and lasts not more than 30 minutes. After the surgery, you can see, but not clearly. You will regain clear vision in about 2 to 3 months.

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Welcome to Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates in Memphis, TN. We are a top-rated ophthalmology practice with highly experienced ophthalmologists. You can trust us to address all your eye and vision issues competently. Contact us at (901) 767-3937 for in-depth eye and vision care information.