Cataract surgery requires pre-operative assessment by the patient’s primary care physician. Surgery is typically performed in the operating room with local or topical anesthesia and mild sedation.
The cornea is the clear, relatively round area covering the front of the human eye. It provides 2/3 of the focusing power of the eye, and its clarity is crucial in maintaining proper sight. Many factors can affect the cornea and disrupt its ability to function properly.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes involves persistently elevated blood sugar levels which over time can lead to damage to blood vessel walls. With this damage the blood vessel walls may begin to leak either blood or clear fluid (serum) in the retina leading to diabetic macular edema (DME).
There are many subtypes of glaucoma. Generally speaking, glaucoma is an eye disease in which it is believed that an elevated pressure in the front chamber of the eye is exerted upon the back internal aspect of the eye, inducing damage to the cells in the retina and optic nerve.
LASIK is a refractive surgical procedure that has been performed since the early 1970’s. LASIK is the most popular form of refractive surgery due to it’s accuracy, comfort and speed of visual recovery.
Despite extensive research for decades, the exact cause of macular degeneration remains unknown. This is unfortunate because due to the increased life expectancy in our country, the prevalence of macular degeneration is increasing.
All of Our Services
At Omaha Center for Sight we offer a wide range of services for a variety of patient needs including:
No-stitch cataract surgery
Macular degeneration treatment
Treatment of ocular infections and inflammation
Routine eye exams
Refractive surgery: LASIK and PRK
Trauma evaluation and treatment
Diabetic eye care
Consultations and second opinions
Contact lens fitting
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