Laser Surgery

The Cataract & Laser Institute provides laser surgery services.

What conditions are treated with laser surgery? Laser treatment offers healing benefits to many eye diseases with accuracy and reliability. This includes using laser procedures to treat floaters, along with the effects of glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration.

Surgery Team

What happens during laser procedure?

Before the surgery, your doctor will dilate or constrict your pupil and apply drops to numb your eye. As you sit facing the laser machine, the doctor will hold a special lens to your eye. During the procedure, you may see flashes of light. You can go home following the procedure. However, since your pupil will remain dilated for a few hours, depending on any previous experience with dilation, you may be fine to drive home, however, we recommend bringing sunglasses or we can provide some.

To discuss which type of laser procedure may be right for you, speak with your ophthalmologist. They will provide a personalized and detailed plan on available treatment options. Our surgical team and medical staff are devoted to providing you with superior eye care at all of your exams and treatments.

What is YAG Laser Vitreolysis?

YAG Laser Vitreolysis is a newer treatment for floaters. Vitreous floaters are common and can degrade the quality of your vision. The majority of the eye's interior is filled with vitreous, which is a gel-like substance to support the eye maintaining a round shape. There are millions of fine fibers intertwined within the vitreous that are attached to the surface of the retina, the eye's light-sensitive tissue. This procedure is on an outpatient basis and has a low complication rate.

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