Other Eye Surgery

Strabismus Surgery

Strabsimus is a condition that affects the extraocular muscles of the eye causing the eyes to be misaligned. This often gives the appearance of a "lazy eye" or "crossed eyes". During strabismus surgery, your doctor will either loosen or tighten specific muscles to realign the eyes. 

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Grave's Disease Treatment (Orbital Decompression)

Grave’s disease (thyroid eye disease) is an autoimmune disease that causes the muscles and fatty tissue surrounding the eyes to become inflamed and swell. The inflammation causes the eyes to bulge. Other symptoms of Grave’s includes redness, pain, puffiness around the eyes and dryness. If the bulging becomes significant, an orbital decompression can be performed to reduce the appearance of the eyes. During this procedure, partial or complete removal of one or more of the walls of the orbit of the eye and surrounding fatty tissue is removed. The removal of these tissues creates more room for the muscles of the eye and decreases the bulging appearance of the eyes.

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Pterygium Removal

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A pterygium is a growth of fleshy tissue on the cornea usually caused by sun exposure.  Although this is not a serious eye condition, it can cause bothersome symptoms such as dryness, irritation, and the feeling like there is something stuck in your eye. If the pterygium continues to grow over the cornea, it may interfere with vision and need to be surgically removed.

 

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) / Corneal Transplant

A penetrating keratoplasty, also called a corneal transplant, is a procedure in which a diseased cornea is replaced by a donor cornea. This procedure is usually performed under circumstances where a patient’s vision is severely compromised due to the state of the cornea.

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 Orbital Fracture Repair / Ocular Trauma Surgery

The orbit of the eye is made up of several small bones that create the houses for the globes of the eyes. These small bones are susceptible to fractures when blunt force trauma occurs to the eye area. In order to diagnose the type and severity of the fracture, diagnostic imaging (MRI or CT) will be done. After the fracture has been viewed, a plan is then made to repair the fracture.