At Bright Eyes Vision Clinic, we want our patients in Murphy, TX to know that they are in expert hands when it comes to any concerns about eye and vision health. Our team of ophthalmology professionals has years of experience performing eye surgery. Following are the eye surgery procedures our eye doctor performs most often.
If some eyelashes grow in at an angle that scratches the cornea, the irritation may lead to ulceration of the eye’s surface and pose a threat to vision. Epilation performed at your ophthalmology center involves the careful removal of the problem eyelashes with forceps.
Meibomian Gland Expression
The meibomian glands, located within the eyelid, secrete oil which adds to the eye’s moisture layer, keeping the eye’s surface supple. If dried oil remnants or other materials block these glands, the eyes’ tear chemistry can be thrown off. Tears may evaporate too quickly if they lack the proper oil concentration, causing eyes to dry out. Gland expression occurs with forceps or other safe instruments that can unclog the glands.
Punctal Dilation and Irrigation
This procedure clears out the tear drainage ducts to prevent buildup and blockage. After anesthetizing the local area, a dilator will be used to widen the opening of the duct so that a lacrimal irrigation cannula may be inserted to flush the duct with saline.
Tears leaving the eye too quickly create conditions for dry eye. Through punctual occlusion, drainage ducts can be safely plugged to keep tears from draining out too much. This allows tears to remain in the eye longer, creating the layer of moisture that keeps eyes lubricated, supple and protected from the elements. Plugs are made of silicone or collagen, and your eye doctor will likely insert temporary dissolvable plugs first to see if punctual occlusion will be a viable long-term solution.
Foreign Body Removal
Dirt, grit, or any other debris may get into your eye and become stuck there, especially if you rub your eye. It may even scratch your cornea. Make an appointment at our ophthalmology center for evaluation of your specific case to see about removing it manually or with eye surgery.
A hereditary condition causes some people to be born with loose skin on their cornea. To correct this, the eye is numbed with drops and then the excess skin is removed before the cornea is “polished” using a technique called diamond burr polishing. This gives the area a clean slate for new skin to grow back properly.
Placement of Amniotic Membrane or Silicone Bandage Contact Lenses
Effects from diseases of the eye’s surface may be helped by a specialized medical contact lens which can not only protect the cornea allowing it to heal but also medicate the eye. This contact lens is inserted surgically by our ophthalmology professionals.
Keratoconjunctival Iodine Flush
In the past, patients had to let pink eye run its course. Now, our eye doctor can administer an iodine flush that acts as a disinfectant, killing the virus so that your healing time will be much faster.
Eye Doctor in Murphy, TX
For more information on eye surgery or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor Murphy tx, contact Bright Eyes Vision Clinic today at (972) 578-2020.