Laser eye surgeries are advanced surgical procedures that minimize discomfort, healing time, and complications. With laser eye surgery, treatment for your condition is more painless and precise than ever. Chicago Eye Surgeons is the best in Laser Eye Surgery in Chicago.
State-of-the-Art Laser Eye Surgeries
Laser eye surgeries are the most advanced procedures for improving or maintaining eye health. They are minimally invasive, meaning you won’t need sutures after surgery. Because laser technology is so precise, the procedure is quick and painless, and the risk of complications is significantly lower than with traditional surgeries.
Laser eye surgeries go beyond LASIK. Although laser treatments are exceptionally effective for vision correction, they can also treat several symptoms caused by progressive eye disease, trauma, and other conditions. At Chicago Eye Surgeons, our top priority is providing you with the right treatment for your concerns. We take special care during the exam and screening process to determine the best course of treatment, which may include surgery. Talk to your surgeon about what options are right for you.
For those interested in the broader benefits and advancements in eye health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology offers a wealth of information on the subject.
Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Refractive Surgery
Advanced laser surgery techniques have evolved to treat various conditions, minimizing the need for more invasive surgeries and the complications that can sometimes occur. Laser surgeries treat glaucoma by improving the drainage of fluids that buildup in the eye and cause damage to the optic nerve. Lasers are sometimes used in cataract surgeries to assist in removing the cataract or treat the surrounding area of the eye once an artificial lens has replaced the damaged one.
LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a common laser surgery used to correct refractive errors in the eye, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, by changing the shape of the cornea. LASIK surgeries are so advanced that 90% of patients report having excellent vision after the procedure.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Selective laser trabeculoplasty is a laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma that improves drainage through the eye’s natural drainage canal. The laser targets drainage tissue in the eye, making fluid flow easier and reducing eye pressure. SLT is a convenient outpatient procedure with minimal side effects.
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
Laser peripheral iridotomy is a procedure that treats narrow-angle glaucoma by creating a tiny hole through the iris. This microscopic opening allows fluid to flow more easily to the drainage angle in the eye, helping to manage eye pressure. LPI is a relatively simple outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort and an effective and convenient option for managing narrow-angle glaucoma.
Posterior Capsulotomy (YAG)
Posterior capsulotomy surgery (or YAG laser capsulotomy) is a quick procedure sometimes required after cataract surgery. In some cataract patients, the eye’s lens capsule that holds the artificial replacement lens can become cloudy. In a posterior capsulotomy, your surgeon will use a laser to create a minuscule hole in the clouded capsule. This hole allows light to pass through and restores clarity to your vision.
What should I expect from recovery?
Recovery from laser surgery depends on the type of procedure and the condition being treated. At Chicago Eye Surgeons, our team is with you step-by-step through the process. We’ll walk you through everything you should expect before the surgery and make sure you have all the necessary medications and instructions for recovery when you head home. We always schedule follow-up appointments to watch for any hints of complications and ensure your healing is progressing smoothly and comfortably. That is why we are the best in Laser Eye Surgery in Chicago.