Limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) treat low to moderate degrees of astigmatism by making a small incision allowing the cornea to be more rounded when healed. These can be performed at the time of cataract surgery or in the office.
Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels of the eye. If extensive enough, swelling in the macular (center of vision in the retina) or growth of a new but abnormal blood vessel of the retina can result. These conditions can be treated with lasers to reduce the swelling or cause the new blood vessels to regress.
Outpatient surgical procedures performed to treat glaucoma when medical or laser therapy is not adequate. Both procedures are performed to permit alternate drainage routes for the internal fluid of the eye.
SLT is used to treat patients with open-angle glaucoma and high eye pressure. It uses short pulses of low-energy laser light to target melanin-containing cells in a network of tiny channels called the trabecular meshwork.
YAG laser capsulotomy is a noninvasive procedure performed on the eye to remove the cloudiness that can develop on the posterior capsule of the lens of the eye after extraction of a cataract.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The only way to correct this problem is to surgically remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens which remains permanently in the eye.