What we do
YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy
After cataract surgery some patients who initially see clearly, develop cloudy vision. They feel as if their cataract has returned. This is because of haziness of a tissue known as the posterior capsule behind the intraocular lens. Using a YAG laser, your ophthalmologist can open the posterior capsule and restore your vision to what it was after the surgery.
YAG Laser Iridotomies
YAG Laser Peripheral Iridotomies (LPI) are used in patients with Acute / Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma (ACG) or in patients at risk for ACG. In these eyes the space between the iris (the coloured part of the eye) and the cornea (the front window of the eye) is either closed or very narrow. Fluid flow can be blocked and intraocular pressure (IOP) can rise. The laser is used to bypass this problem by creating a hole in the iris. This allows fluid that is continually formed behind the iris to exit directly to the drainage tissue of the eye.
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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty - SLT
SLT is a laser procedure for treatment of Open Angle Glaucoma. In appropriate candidates this laser treatment improves drainage of intraocular fluid and therefore lowers intraocular pressure (IOP). It can be used in first line treatment of some glaucomas or can be used in the event that pressure lowering eye drops do not diminish IOP sufficiently. Laser energy is applied to the drainage tissue of the eye to create a biochemical change that improves drainage of intraocular fluid. It can take three months after the procedure to see a lowering of IOP. SLT does not lower IOP permanently. You will still need to be followed carefully by your doctor and this procedure can be repeated.
Minor Lid Procedures
Chalazions appear as a bump on the eyelid. These are treated with warm compresses but despite treatment some do not resolve. We are equipped to incise and drain these lesions in the office. We also remove other small lid lesions.