Eye Surgery

To schedule an exam or consultation, please call 216-778-4253.

Eye Surgeries We Perform

  • Corneal transplantation. Corneal transplant surgery (also known as keratoplasty) is often recommended for diseases like keratoconus or Fuch's corneal dystrophy, or for scarring of the cornea caused by injury or infection. During the procedure, the cornea is replaced with tissue from a donor.
  • Cataract surgery. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye. When a cataract progresses to the point where it interferes with everyday tasks, surgery is often needed. During the procedure, the lens is removed and replaced with an artificial version. This is sometimes called an intraocular implant.
  • Glaucoma surgery. Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The most common form of glaucoma—primary open-angle glaucoma—is caused by increasing pressure from fluid build-up inside the eye. When medications aren't enough, laser treatment (trabeculoplasty) may be used to help drain fluid from the eye. If fluid continues to build, surgery may be needed to create a drainage flap (trabeculectomy) or to implant drainage devices.
  • Retinal detachment. There are three types of retinal detachment, and all are considered medical emergencies. Sometimes the retina is pulled from its normal position inside the eye. In some cases, tiny areas of the retina can be torn. Small tears or holes can be frozen (cryopexy) or treated with laser surgery. Sometimes a small band, called a scleral buckle, is attached to the eyeball to push the eye against the detached retina. A procedure called a vitrectomy also may be used to replace the fluid in the center of the eye and reattach the retina.
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes). Strabismus can occur at any age, but it usually develops in infants and young children. It can be caused by injury, general health conditions or problems with the eye muscles or nerves. Surgery is sometimes used to position the muscles around the eyes to make them appear straight.
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelid). Babies can be born with a drooping eyelid. It also can be caused by injury, disease or age. In addition to the cosmetic effect, a drooping eyelid can cause difficulty seeing. It can be treated with a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is sometimes used as a preventive procedure in children to avoid a condition called amblyopia (lazy eye).

MetroHealth's Eye Surgeons

Our board-certified team of ophthalmologists includes specialists in corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, oculoplasty, retinal surgery and pediatric surgery. Our physicians serve on the faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, teaching ophthalmology residents and conducting clinical trials. They perform complex surgeries such as corneal transplantation, oculoplastic surgery, and pediatric cataract and strabismus surgery, using the latest technology.

We believe in trying less-invasive treatments first. Surgery might not be the first solution we recommend when you're struggling with your vision. If other therapies are not working, we thoroughly review all your options and explain why surgery might be a good choice. We answer any questions you may have regarding the recommended surgical procedure, and explain what you can expect during recovery. Most surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient "same-day surgery" basis.

 To schedule an exam or consultation, please call 216-778-4253.

 

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