Ophthalmologists use lasers for a variety of procedures. Many people think of LASIK (used to decrease one’s need for glasses) when they think of a laser procedure but lasers are used for many other reasons. Our laser is state-of-the-art and we perform the following procedures in the office:
Post-cataract Laser Procedures
After cataract surgery, weeks or years later, the membrane behind the implant can become cloudy. A YAG laser is used to make an opening in the membrane, thus, restoring vision to the level right after the cataract surgery.
Mackey Vision Center offers these procedures in the office for your convenience. Please contact us for more information on post-cataract laser procedures.
Laser Procedures for Glaucoma
All glaucoma surgery procedures are designed to accomplish one of two basic results: decrease the production of intraocular fluid or increase the outflow of this same fluid.
Laser surgery has become increasingly popular as an intermediate step between medicine and traditional glaucoma surgery. When patients have glaucoma and medicated drops are not working to lower eye pressure, a laser procedure is needed. The most common type of laser surgery performed for open-angle glaucoma is called Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT). The objective of the surgery is to help fluids drain out of the eye, reducing intraocular pressure that can cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.
Mackey Vision Center has a laser in the office to perform this procedure and has performed hundreds. Please contact Dr. Ben Mackey for more information regarding laser surgery for glaucoma.