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Eye Surgery

Opthalmic Surgery

Our board-certified ophthalmic surgeons perform procedures for conditions that affect the eye. Many of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning our patients can return to doing the things they enjoy faster. Eye procedures offered include:

  • Cataract extraction: Cataracts impair vision when they cloud the natural focusing lens of the eye. Cataract surgery is performed under a microscope where the clouded lens is removed and replaced by an implanted synthetic lens.
  • Corneal transplant: A graft that replaces central corneal tissue that was damaged or diseased with healthy corneal tissue donated from a local eye bank.
  • Glaucoma surgery: Glaucoma impairs the drainage of fluid within the eyeball causing increased pressure in the eye. A Trabeculectomy procedure helps restore a more normal pressure within the eye and prevents any further damage.

Meet our surgeons:

Dr. Clayton Bryan

Dr. Stephen Capps

Dr. Marion VanKirk

Dr. Alan Verm

Dr. Daniel Yoder

Retinal Surgery

Our board-certified retina surgeons perform procedures involving structures in the back of the eye. The retina is the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and sends visual stimuli to the brain. Retinal surgeries are performed when a disease or injury causes the retina to tear, which can lead to detaching from the back of the eye. A retinal tear or detached retina requires immediate treatment to prevent irreversible vision loss. Many retinal surgeries are minimally invasive and used in conjunction with cryosurgery or lasers. Some retinal procedures include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment: Detached retinas can be repaired several ways. Your eye surgeon could use a vitreous gel, inject a gas bubble or place a flexible band around the eye. Once the retina is stabilized in its original position, laser or cryo-surgery techniques can be used to reattach it.
  • Leaking blood vessel repair using laser treatment to seal the leaking blood vessels to prevent or reverse swelling.
  • Abnormal blood vessels repair using lasers to treat growth in the retina: This condition is often caused by diabetes and is also the leading cause for blindness.

Meet our surgeons:

Dr. Robert Laborde

Dr. Robert Park