What types of eye surgeries are offered at Clinton Eye Associates?

At Clinton Eye Associates, we offer a range of advanced eye surgeries to address various vision problems and conditions. These include cataract surgery, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) for vision correction, corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery, and procedures for retinal diseases, among others.

What is cataract surgery, and when is it necessary?

Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens implant to restore clear vision. It is typically recommended when cataracts significantly impair vision, impacting daily activities such as reading, driving, or seeing faces clearly.

How is LASIK surgery performed, and who is a candidate?

LASIK surgery is a refractive procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Candidates for LASIK should have stable vision, healthy corneas, and meet certain criteria determined during a comprehensive eye evaluation at Clinton Eye Associates.

What conditions can be treated with corneal transplants?

Corneal transplants, also known as corneal grafting, are performed to replace damaged or diseased corneal tissue with healthy donor tissue. This procedure can treat conditions such as keratoconus, corneal scarring, corneal dystrophies, and corneal injuries.

What are the different types of glaucoma surgery?

Glaucoma surgery aims to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) to prevent or slow down vision loss. Types of glaucoma surgery offered at Clinton Eye Associates include trabeculectomy, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and laser procedures such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI).

What retinal procedures are available at Clinton Eye Associates?

Our retinal specialists perform a variety of surgical procedures to treat retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, and macular degeneration. These may include vitrectomy, retinal laser surgery, and intravitreal injections.

How do I know if I need eye surgery?

Whether you need eye surgery depends on your specific eye condition, its severity, and your individual needs and goals. Our team at Clinton Eye Associates will conduct a thorough evaluation and recommend the most appropriate treatment options tailored to your situation.

Is eye surgery covered by insurance?

In many cases, eye surgery is covered by health insurance, especially if it is deemed medically necessary. However, coverage can vary depending on your insurance plan and the specific procedure. Our staff can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and any out-of-pocket costs associated with surgery.

What should I expect before, during, and after eye surgery?

Before surgery, you’ll undergo a comprehensive eye evaluation and receive instructions on how to prepare. During surgery, you’ll be given anesthesia to ensure your comfort. After surgery, you may experience some discomfort or temporary changes in vision, but these typically improve as you heal. Our team will provide detailed post-operative instructions and support throughout your recovery process.

How do I schedule a consultation for eye surgery at Clinton Eye Associates?

Scheduling a consultation for eye surgery is easy. Simply contact our office by phone or through our website, and our staff will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced eye surgeons. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your options, answer any questions you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.