The Eye Clinic is a full-service eye care
group, offering the latest surgical procedures,
comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, full
service optical shop and vision screenings.
The Eye Clinic has been
known as a leader in patient care and - quite literally -
cutting-edge technology. Our doctors were the first in
- To use an operating microscope for
- To perform glaucoma surgery.
- To perform Argon laser surgery for
- To perform cataract surgery with an
intraocular lens implant.
- To perform radial keratotomy
Our services include:
retinopathy may be present without any symptoms.
Early detection is the
best protection against vision loss.
People with diabetes
should schedule eye exams by an ophthalmologist at least once a
year. More frequent medical eye exams may be necessary once
diabetic retinopathy has been diagnosed.
With careful monitoring,
the ophthalmologist can begin treatment before their sight is
affected. The argon laser and operative surgery are highly
effective treatments for the diabetic patient.
Glaucoma earned the nickname "silent thief of
sight" because the most common type of glaucoma, known as open
angle glaucoma, has no pain or symptoms at its onset.
Glaucoma is caused by the build-up of fluid inside the front of
the eye. This fluid causes abnormal pressure inside the eye and
can damage the optic nerve in the back of the eye. This damage is
is very important to have regular eye exams to catch this "silent
thief of sight" before too much damage is done. Glaucoma can be
treated with medication and, in some cases, intraocular surgery.
Eye Clinic is proud to offer patients the latest technology in
detecting glaucoma and retinal diseases with the Optical Coherence
Tomography (OCT). The
OCT is an established medical imaging technique used to provide
high resolution, three-dimensional images of the optic nerve and
retina. The OCT is used to detect glaucoma and retinal
diseases in the earliest stage. It is also used to track
the progress of the patients being treated for glaucoma or
Eye Clinic doctors use lasers instead of
traditional surgery to treat and correct certain eye conditions.
We perform laser treatments of glaucoma and other conditions at a
rate of about 1,200 a year.
The YAG Laser:
The YAG laser is used
to open a clouded membrane after cataract surgery. While a laser
cannot remove the actual cataract, it is quite effective in
restoring vision without pain and without hospitalization.
The Argon Laser:
The Argon laser treats
glaucoma by helping to open closed drainage canals in the eye. It
also can be used to treat certain retinal conditions such as
retinal tears and retinal disease caused by diabetes.