Outpatient Ophthalmology Surgery in Exton, PA
Ophthalmology is the field of medicine concerned with treating diseases and disorders of the eyes. Ophthalmologists provide both medical and surgical care to help patients maintain their vision.
Eye problems can occur for any number of reasons. Those with a family history of eye disease, or those with certain medical conditions (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) have a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases. Many eye problems are also simply associated with the aging process.
Should you require eye surgery, your ophthalmologist may choose to have the procedure done in a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility like The Surgery Center of Chester County. That’s because our cutting-edge technology and welcoming accommodations make our surgery center the perfect combination of safety and comfort – which most patients are looking for when it comes to outpatient surgery.
Ophthalmology Conditions Treated
Surgeons credentialed with The Surgery Center of Chester County in Exton, Pennsylvania, use our facility to treat a great many eye diseases and conditions. The most common ophthalmological conditions treated at our surgery center include:
- Crossed eyes (strabismus)
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
Common Outpatient Eye Surgeries
Common types of eye surgeries performed on an outpatient basis include:
Cataracts – the progressive clouding of the lens of the eye – are a common issue among older adults. There are numerous methods available to carry out a cataract replacement surgery, in which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear, artificial lens. In some cases, a patient’s long-distance or close-up vision can be corrected during the same procedure. Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective ways to restore your vision.
If the clear outer portion of your eye (the cornea) is damaged due to trauma or disease, it can be replaced in a simple, effective surgical procedure. Donor tissue is either used to replace the entire thickness of your cornea, or just a partial layer of corneal tissue. Methods your surgeon may utilize include:
- Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), which replaces the entire thickness of your cornea
- Endothelial keratoplasty (EK), which replaces just the back layers of the cornea
This type of outpatient surgery is performed to either loosen or tighten eye muscles in order to correct misaligned or crossed eyes. Called strabismus surgery, this procedure is successful for the vast majority of patients who choose to undergo it. Children as young as 4 months old may be good candidates for the procedure – although it is never too late to have this surgery, and it has helped many adult patients, as well.
There are several types of laser surgery that help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness due to pressure build-up in the eye. The different approaches help fluid to better drain from the eye, which helps reduce intraocular pressure.
This type of outpatient procedure uses a laser to surgically change the shape of the cornea, at the front of the eye. It is used to correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Our Ophthalmology Provider
- Dr. Martin Wilson, MD