Eye Surgery & Procedures
Our vision is something that we can often take advantage of. The vibrance of colors, shapes, sharpness and clarity of our sight is spectacular gift that allows us to experience the world in a unique way. When an injury or condition of the eye presents itself, it can truly dimish and hinder a patient's day-to-day life.
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we take pride in providing the latest state-of-the-art surgurical equipment and technology, with an expert team of ophthalmogists to ensure our patients are receiving the best quality in care, healing faster and more comfortably. Our team specializes and treats the following common eye conditions and procedures, including:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Holes
- Retinal Detachment
The thought of having surgery on the eye can cause many patients discomfort and a feeling of uneasiness. At Orange Regional Medical Center, we are here to listen to you, what's important to you, and make sure you are comfortable and at ease during your care at our facility. If you have any questions, at any time, about your condition, treatment plan or recovery - do not hesitate to ask your doctor, nurse, or any of our team members.
Eye Surgery & Procedures We Perform
Cataract Laser Surgery
Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness globally and cataract development is a part of the normal aging process. Other causes of early cataracts are:
- Any kind of eye injury
- Use of certain medications
- Infection or inflammation of the eye
Cataracts develop when the eye’s lens, which primarily consists of water, becomes cloudy and prevents the passage of light to the retina which impairs and disrupts vision. However, cataracts can be successfully corrected with cataract surgery.
Traditional cataract surgery involves making a tiny incision in the eye to break the old, cloudy lens into pieces. Those pieces were then removed from the eye and a replacement lens was inserted.
Orange Regional now offers a bladeless procedure using laser technology to perform the same type of surgery. Performed as an outpatient procedure, using the LenSx® Laser allows our eye surgeon to perform some of the most challenging steps in cataract surgery with the precision of advanced laser technology.
Benefits of the LenSx® Laser procedure include:
- Improved surgical precision – enables eye surgeonss to deliver a truly premium surgical experience for lens replacement;
- Improved accuracy – bladeless corneal incisions utilizing image-guided software;
- Quick post-operative visual results.
Advanced Retinal Eye Surgery
Using advanced technologies, ophthalmologists at Orange Regional Medical Center are helping eye surgery patients heal faster and more comfortably. The Ophthalmologists, practicing at the Orange Regional Medical Center Outpatient Buidling, are using the latest technology to treat patients suffering from:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Hemolytic glaucoma
- Central vein occlusion
- Macular holes or tears
- Other retinal detachment disorders
State-of-the-art surgical equipment allows Orange Regional's surgeons to work closer to the retina with less traction, allowing for micro-incisions. The micro-incisions are small enough that they self-seal, eliminating the need for the physician to close the incision. Self-sealing micro-incisions allow the patient to heal faster and more comfortably. New technology also ensures the surgeon's ability to perform advanced eye surgery with quicker and more comfortable patient recuperation time.