The LASER, an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is a wonderful development for treatment of many eye conditions. We use several different types of lasers at The Eye Associates to treat many different conditions. In some cases, the laser helps prevent further loss of sight while in other cases, normal vision may actually be restored. Lasers allow the surgeon a high degree of precision, and often have advantages that non-laser surgery may not offer. Some of these advantages include lower cost, minimal or no pain, faster recovery, and the convenience of a briefer, outpatient visit. Additionally, because lasers eliminate the need to make a physical incision, the risk of infection is greatly reduced. While laser surgery offers all these advantages, it’s important to note that its success depends on the type of eye condition being treated.
Our doctors at The Eye Associates use lasers to routinely treat diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal conditions, LASIK, PRK, Clear Lens Replacement and glaucoma. The YAG laser is also effective for clearing a cloudy capsule following cataract surgery. We even use a Lumenis Laser for cosmetic skin rejuvenation.
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