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.

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.

What Our Clients Are Saying

My appointments were long, but you explained what was going on and I appreciate your taking the time to help me understand my options. I feel good that I made the right choices and also about my vision. I think it is in good care with you. Thank you very much.

Esther Spanos

I was impressed by the professionalism of the office staff from check in to exams to checkout. At my cataract surgeries I felt safe and secure in their procedures. Dr Spaulding performed my surgeries and I would recommend him to anyone needing the services he offers. He was both personable and professional.

Jan Brown

This place is filled with staff who values everyone who walks into their office. They take their time to show every patient the same level of excellence care and service. As response to the negative comments, I for one don't want anyone rushing to get me out the door, without full proper correction of what ever brought me in to their office. The office management, Janice and Paula have always been friendly and make sure that they have had great staff to provide only the best.

Rea Riggs

I can't rave enough about the amazing Dr. Rutar. I deeply respect and admire her skill and knowledge. I had strabismus (eye muscle) surgery done by Dr. Rutar February 2018. I'm 32 and my left eye has been "lazy" my whole life, due to an underdeveloped muscle. More than a year later, my eyes are still aligned. The incisions healed beautifully and my depth perception is spot on. You'd never know what my eyes have been though and I'll be scheduling an appointment for contacts soon. If you're considering this surgery, as scary may seem, I urge you to push through that fear. It was well worth it. My life has changed for the better because of it. Telling Dr. Rutar, "thank you" - will never be enough.

Bethany Lang

“Dr. Allison Jarstad gave me the gift of sight within minutes of having the procedure! She was so comforting as a provider and I had the upmost trust in her hands. The procedure only lasted a few minutes and she was right there with me the whole time, giving me reassurance that the lasers were lining up just perfectly and that the flap also looked perfect. Within 10 minutes I could see the clock on the wall and the procedure was over. Having LASIK Eye Surgery was the best decision I ever made and Dr. Jarstad was the best eye surgeon I could’ve ever chosen.”

Erika L.

I had a great experience here. I was greeted promptly and treated courteously. Dr Spaulding and his staff were amazing. The length of my visit was to be expected for visiting a doctors office. I would not change a thing with the experience. Thank you!!!

Jamie Hay

The entire experience was impressive! The prep nurses were great and the surgery was not a problem because I was put under and can’t remember anything.???? Dr. Spaulding did a great job! I’m very thankful and Blessed to have my sight back.

Ditson Hendricks

I could not be more pleased by the treatment I received from Dr. Rutar and her staff. She performed two cataract surgeries for me and each time she carefully explained all the options and risks along with the likely outcomes. I was completely confident in her approach, as well as in her staff, who are very pleasant and professional.

Lee Baldwin

It is easier for me to find a Ruby than a doctor like Tina. She loves her job and her patients.


The level of professionalism, kindness and care given to me before, during and after my Cataract surgery was excellent. Given the public's concern over the C-virus every preventative measure of protection was taken. The prep and recovery nurses made sure I was comfortable & remained calm before and following the surgery. Dr. Spaulding’s surgery technique is perfection.


1 one of the most professional office i seen. Very clean. Appointment on time. Staff very nice.

ECB Klamath

Dr. Rutar has a kind, gentle, positive manner in which she cares for my condition. She is honest & thorough. Thank you!


I’ve purchased two pairs of prescription Oakleys from the optical shop here, one sunglasses and the other progressives. They had an excellent selection of both high-end and budget frames and Gary and Jenny were very helpful in choosing and fitting the frames. Both sets of glasses turned out great—amazingly clear and comfortable! Highly recommended!

Martin Stadtmueller

Dr. Rutar, you and your staff need to know that you could easily become the model of how your type of center should be run. There is such a strong feeling of caring from the staff, to the examination, to the nurses, and of course, to you Dr. Rutar.

One of the key attributes about your is that you always tell your patient what you are doing before you do it. I like that. I sure appreciate your working with me on various key points.

I know this world is a better place having you as a physician. I appreciate you and all your hard work and dedication to your patients.


Had debris in my eyes. Didn't think I flushed it all out. They got me in within a couple hours of calling and checked my eyes out for me. Very Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend them. Thank you Dr. Barrus 🙂

Yancy Savage

Other than some billing issues I am more than pleased with my results. Dr. Rutar made the experience safe and easy. Thank you.

H Bruce Smith

I was very impressed with Dr Rutar. She immediately ordered the proper blood tests to diagnose my rare disease. It was missed by other physicians for over 5 years. It's great to finally know!

Leann Z.

Terry and Wendy (in the surgery center) were WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, and explained everything to me. They are amazing at what they do. I highly recommend the office. It is a caring environment with friendly staff. My first surgery was done at another location and they did not give me discharge instructions. Here they not only gave me the instructions, but took the time to explain it all to me. Thank you again for a great experience!!!

Henry Harold