Eye Surgery: The Blessing Difference
In our convenient Surgery Center, you can have a procedure in a fully equipped, modern medical facility and return home the same day. You benefit from our:
Efficient scheduling: We know you are busy, so we do our best to schedule appointments so that you don’t have to wait long. Our receptionist gives you a pager when you sign in, which buzzes when we are ready to take you for your procedure.
Latest technologies: We use the latest lasers and imaging technologies to provide more precise diagnoses, better procedures and quicker recovery times for you.
Warm and compassionate staff: We are proud to be part of the community we serve. The surgeons, nurses and technicians care for you like a family member.
Eye Conditions We Treat
As we age, our risk of developing vision problems increases. The skilled eye specialists at the Surgery Center treat many age-related eye conditions, including:
The lens of your eye contains liquid and proteins. If these proteins clump together, they form a cataract, which clouds your vision.
The surgeons perform safe, effective cataract surgery to restore your vision. In the procedure, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in your eye and removes the cloudy lens then replace your natural lens with an artificial one called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Different types of IOLs include:
Monofocal IOL: This lens has a set focal distance, the distance at which you see an object clearly. Most people choose distance vision IOLs for driving and other distance vision. You will need glasses for reading or close work.
Multifocal IOL: This lens can focus on objects at more than one distance. Multifocal IOLs have different focal strengths in different areas of the lenses. Your brain will learn to choose the right parts of these lenses for distance or close vision.
Toric IOL: This lens corrects astigmatism, irregular curves in your eye that cause blurred close and distance vision. Like multifocal IOLs, toric IOLs have different focal strengths in specific areas of the lens. If you have astigmatism, your surgeon must align the toric IOL precisely to correct the curvature.
Your eye contains fluid that flows through different areas of the eye. If this fluid cannot drain properly, pressure can build up in your eye.
Increased pressure can damage your optic nerve, which carries images from your eye to your brain. This damage cannot be reversed, so it is important to have regular eye exams to catch glaucoma early.
At the Blessing Surgery Center, treatments for glaucoma include:
Medications: The surgeons can treat most people with glaucoma with medications that help the fluid in your eye drain correctly. This treatment prevents further damage to your optic nerve and helps reduce the risk of vision loss.
Surgery: The eye surgeons may perform simple procedures to help the fluid in your eyes flow more efficiently. They may use a laser to enlarge the natural drain in your eye or create a new drain. Or they may make an incision to allow fluid to drain properly. These procedures relieve pressure on your optic nerve and prevent further damage.
Eye Surgery: Other Procedures at the Blessing Surgery Center
The experienced surgeons offer many surgical procedures to treat injuries, improve appearance or correct eyelid function, including:
Corneal transplants: The cornea is the clear tissue covering the front of your eye. Some conditions or trauma to the eye can damage the cornea, causing blurred vision. The surgeons can replace a damaged cornea with a donor cornea.
Eyelid procedures: If you have eyelids that droop, the plastic surgeons and ophthalmic surgeons can remove the excess tissue and tighten your eyelid skin. In addition, the surgeons can perform eyelid procedures on the upper lids, lower lids or both.
For more information about our surgical procedures for eye conditions, call (217) 223-1200.