With eyesight being an important sensory function it may surprise you to know that approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the United Stated suffer from some form of visual impairment. We understand that suffering from vision loss can be debilitating, and surgery can be an intimidating process. Our ophthalmologist, Dr Siad Issa has been practicing for over 22 years and has been helped thousands of people improve their vision. His caring personality and professionalism will put you at ease from consultation to recovery.
Excessive skin around your eye can make you look older and can reduce your peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK is the most commonly performed surgery to correct vision. During the procedure a special laser is used to change the shape of your cornea to improve vision. With normal vision, the cornea refracts light onto the retina at the back of the eye, but with conditions such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light is bent incorrectly, resulting in blurred vision.
Cataracts causes the lens in you eyes to be cloudy, affecting your vision. During surgery, the clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to optic nerve damage causing vision loss. This is caused by a build of fluids that your eye(s) can’t properly drain. It is typically treated with medications, but if these treatments aren’t successful, surgery may be your only answer. There are a few different types of surgery for glaucoma that can help lower the pressure in your eye:
- Trabeculectomy (tra-BECK-yoo-LECK-toh-mee)
- Glaucoma implant surgery
- Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
Dr Issa will review your condition and recommend the best option.