Millions of Americans undergo eye surgery each year to address problems like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. At Diablo Eye Associates in Walnut Creek, California, the ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists have over 20 years of experience performing a wide range of eye surgeries. Their knowledge of minimally invasive procedures allows for speedy recoveries and lasting treatment outcomes. Call the office to request an eye surgery consultation today, or book online.
Eye surgery is an ophthalmology subspecialty that uses operative techniques to fix eye illnesses and injuries. At Diablo Eye Associates, the providers treat vision problems conservatively whenever possible. Even so, some conditions require surgical intervention.
At Diablo Eye Associates, the providers perform various types of eye surgery, including:
If you have droopy or saggy eyelids, your provider might recommend blepharoplasty. During treatment, they remove excess skin and tissue from your upper or lower eyelids, reducing the appearance of droopy eyelids and/or bags under your eyes.
During cataract surgery, your provider removes the clouded natural lens from your eye and replaces it with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is quick, pain-free, and can restore your vision.
Your provider might recommend a corneal transplant if you have a damaged or bulging cornea. During treatment, your provider removes your damaged cornea and replaces it with healthy donor tissue.
Reducing pressure at the back of your eye prevents damage to your optic nerve. Glaucoma surgery refers to several different procedures designed to relieve pressure at the back of your eye. Glaucoma surgery won’t restore your vision, but it can prevent it from worsening.
Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) uses targeted laser energy to reshape your cornea. It’s a popular treatment for common refractory errors, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
Retina surgery is a group of procedures that fix damaged or detached retinas. As diabetic retinopathy specialists, the surgeons at Diablo Eye Associates have extensive training in retinal operations.
Before recommending eye surgery, your Diablo Eye Associates provider completes a pre-surgical consultation. During the visit, let your provider know about any prescription medications or supplements you take. You should also alert them to underlying health problems that might affect the outcome of surgery, like chronic back pain or emphysema.
Don’t eat or drink anything on the morning of your procedure. Your provider might prescribe special eye drops or another type of medication, depending on the type of surgery you’re having. Make sure to take any medication as prescribed.
To see if you can benefit from eye surgery, request a consultation at Diablo Eye Associates today by calling the office or booking online.