Ophthalmology is a specialty focused on the treatment and surgery of the eye. Ophthalmologists perform delicate surgeries of the eye, eyelids, eye muscles, and orbit.
The ophthalmologists on staff at Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center offer a comprehensive range of eye care services, including but not limited to:
- Cataract Surgery: Cataracts are a condition that causes cloudy or foggy vision. A doctor may suggest cataract surgery. It involves making a small incision and placing an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL) into the eye. The surgeon may use a multifocal lens, which allows the patient to see a range of distances instead of one distance. This procedure can also correct astigmatism, which causes vision to appear blurry or distorted.
- Oculoplastic Surgery: Oculoplastic surgery targets the area around the eye or affects the eye and surrounding tissue. It can correct droopy eyelids and repair conditions around the eye like entropion, which is when the eyelid turns inward, or entropion when the eyelid turns inward. Oculoplastic surgery also addressed cancers related to the eye and the area around it.
- Pterygium Surgery: Pterygium surgery is a procedure performed to remove noncancerous conjunctiva growths (pterygia) from the eye. The conjunctiva is the clear tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Some cases of pterygium produce little to no symptoms.
- Dacryocystorhinostomy: A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a surgery that creates a new path for tears to drain between your eye and your nose. You may need this surgery if your tear duct has become blocked.
Additional conditions treated and procedures performed include:
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Retinal Surgery