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LASIK is a popular procedure for patients who wish to correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. After having their cornea surgically reshaped, patients no longer need to wear glasses or contacts to see in most situations. Dr. Mansouri and Dr. Tadrus use advanced technology to provide the best treatment to and achieve great outcomes for his patients.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a form of refractive surgery that helps patients to overcome nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism without relying on eyeglasses. While like LASIK in most respects, with PRK the surgeon removes the epithelium rather than creating a flap in the cornea, which is advantageous to certain patients who have thin corneas or want to minimize potential complications.
About half of all people develop cataracts by the age of 75. Cataracts can cause the vision to become cloudy and yellowed. When vision is significantly impacted by cataracts, surgery is an easy and appropriate way to restore clear sight. With cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist replaces the eye’s natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). Certain types of IOLs can also help to correct refractive errors.
Glaucoma is a degenerative condition that affects the optic nerve. As pressure builds in the eyes, vision loss — starting with peripheral vision — is likely to occur and get progressively worse. Access Eye has multiple tests to check for glaucoma, as well a variety of treatments (non-invasive and surgical) to relieve optical pressure and preserve vision.
Retina Disease Treatment
The retina is a thin layer at the back of the eye that passes information from the optic nerve to the brain. Given its critical role in sight, diseases that affect the retina can lead to blindness if left untreated. Access Eye has retinal specialists with an in-depth knowledge of how to diagnose and treat serious conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal tears.
Patients who are unsure why they have red, itchy eyes may find answers through allergy testing. A simple skin scratching test measures your body’s reaction to several common allergens found in Virginia. Within 20 minutes, patients learn which allergens they can blame (or not blame) for their red eyes, thereby making a treatment plan much easier.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the eyes. With age, the upper eyelids can start to droop, creating a hooding effect over the eyeball. Eyelid surgery strengthens the eyelid muscle and removes some of the excess skin and fat that weighs down the eyelid so that it can open more fully again. In addition to making the face look younger, it can also help to expand the field of vision.
Dry Eye Treatment
Patients who want relief from the itchy, burning sensation that accompanies chronic dry eye should seek treatment. The experts at Access Eye can help diagnose the root cause of dry eye and recommend the appropriate treatment to ensure that the eye gets the proper lubrication it needs to avoid irritation. Potential treatments include artificial tears, prescription medication and lacrimal plugs.
In addition to providing top notch eye care, Access Eye also has a licensed hearing instrument specialist– Chris Adams who can help ensure that your ears and auditory capabilities are in good shape. With hearing loss affecting as many as 40% of senior citizens, it is important for patients to keep tabs on their hearing, particularly as they age.
ELLEX Eye Floaters Treatment
Floaters are visual disturbances that “float” into the field of vision. While occasional floaters are not problematic, when they show up regularly, patients may consider laser floater treatment. ELLEX laser vitreolysis vaporizes the strands that cause floaters, which are then reabsorbed by the eye. There is no downtime associated with this minimally invasive procedure.