When you need eye surgery (i.e. cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal surgery), Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s highly trained surgeons and staff are here, close to home. Our specially trained ophthalmologists perform surgeries related to aging (cataracts and glaucoma), injuries and cosmetic needs (oculoplastics). Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, our surgeons are performing advanced techniques with outcomes that surpass those found in university centers. Minimally invasive eye surgery is performed on an outpatient basis to avoid an interruption in your daily life.
Cataracts are caused by a natural aging of the once crystalline lens found in our eyes. Developing over time, cataracts result in cloudiness and decreased vision as well as symptoms such as glare and decreased contrast sensitivity. During cataract surgery, the cataract is removed with a minimally invasive incision and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. This is now done with only topical numbing drops, eliminating any use of injections or needles to numb the eye. This outpatient procedure normally results in a notable improvement in vision, often times the very next day. As cataracts develop gradually, it is essential to visit your physician for regular eye exams to ensure the best possible vision and eye care.
A corneal transplant is an outpatient surgical procedure that involves replacing a portion of, or the entire cornea with the healthy tissue of an organ donor’s cornea. This procedure is completed by fellowship-trained cornea specialists in our operating room.