Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, most commonly known as LASIK, sculpts the cornea with the cool, ultraviolet light of the computer-guided excimer laser, under a hinged flap of corneal tissue.
Refractive Vision Correction is a term used to describe surgical procedures that treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism (refractive errors) by reshaping the cornea.
A cataract is a condition of the natural (crystalline) lens inside your eye. The lens is located behind the iris and functions just like the lens of a camera focusing light images on the retina. eatment on site at our attached ASC; and provides along with Dr Thomas, all of your care before, during and after your treatment. This nearly painless 20 minute outpatient procedure can give you dramatically improved vision the next day, with little to no ‘downtime’…
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness Diabetic eye disease may include:
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. At the center of the retina is an area called the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.
Retinal diseases vary widely -some are common and easily remedied, while others are rare, more difficult to diagnose and require more complex treatment. Atlantic Eye LLC ophthalmologists are skilled in differentiating the diseases, and then designing a treatment plan that slows or stops the disease and preserves as much vision as possible.
Our practice involves primary eye care with a significant emphasis on cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK and new technology lens implants. We believe that it all begins with a comprehensive eye exam…