Eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts can have effects on you that range from blurry and cloudy vision to eye pain, optic nerve damage, and complete blindness. At Hollis Vision, we’re dedicated not only to ensuring that these diseases are diagnosed promptly, but that when you are prepared to take advantage of surgery to address them, that you are provided with all the information you need to make an informed decision. It’s why we proudly offer co-management services for glaucoma and cataract surgery.
Glaucoma occurs when an unsafe level of internal eye pressure comes about due to a buildup of eye fluid. Your eyes are supposed to create the fluid, circulate it, and then drain it. More made than can be efficiently drained leads to an imbalance. There are two types of surgery that are typically done to treat glaucoma. One is laser surgery that improves your eyes’ ability to drain fluid. The other is microsurgery, which is designed to create a new drainage channel. Which is right for you? To find out, come to our Fresh Meadows optometry. Our eye doctor will answer all your questions, and conduct a complete examination to determine your suitability for one or both of these procedures. As for cataracts, the primary treatment for them is eyeglasses or contact lenses from our Fresh Meadows optometry, but most people reach a point where the protein deposits on their natural eye lenses are too much for corrective eyewear. Cataract surgery is performed by taking out your eye lenses and replacing them with intraocular lens implants. Again, get all your questions answered, and find out if you’re a good candidate for the surgery.
Our Fresh Meadows optometry understands that any type of surgery is a serious matter, and we want you to be sure that you’re making the right decision. So contact us right now and arrange an appointment to come in for our co-management services.