Laser Cataract Surgery
A cataract is the clouding of the eyes natural lens. Cataracts are most often related to aging, although they can form in other ways. Common symptoms of cataracts are cloudy or blurry vision, faded colors, glare, poor night vision and double vision.
Along with standard cataract surgery, the Buffalo Eye Center offers the newest treatment options available in the treatment of cataracts.
The Alcon Femtosecond LenSx® laser offers blade free, refractive cataract surgery. The laser makes precise incisions that used to be made by hand.
Premium lens implants can offer more choices in your visual outcome. The ReStor ® Multifocal lens implant allows for correction of distance, intermediate and near vision. While Toric IOL lens implants correct vision and astigmatism issues.
Dry eye is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication. Sometimes your eye does not produce tears properly, or the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. That can cause inflammation of the surface of the eye, which if left untreated can lead to pain, corneal ulcer or scars on your cornea.
The Buffalo Eye Center offers TearLab® tear testing. This can help our doctors offer the best treatment options for the alleviation of dry eye. We also offer TranquilEyes products to help bring natural and effective relief for red, dry eyes. These can help reduce inflammation of the meibomian glands which make the lipid, or oily part of tears that help slow evaporation and keep the tears stable.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in loss of vision and blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
To detect glaucoma, the pressure in the eyes is measured, the optic nerves are examined and the peripheral vision is tested. Early detection and treatment can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.
Here at the Buffalo Eye Center, we offer treatment options for glaucoma. From medications to laser procedures we can help manage your glaucoma issues.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a potentially serious complication of diabetes that damages the retina. It affects over half of those diagnosed with diabetes. In the early stages there are no symptoms. It can progress over time and lead to vision loss. With routine dilated eye examinations and early treatment, most of those with diabetic retinal disease can be helped.
Macular Degeneration Treatment
Age related Macular Degeneration is a disease that affects your central vision. It is a common cause of vision loss in people over 60.
There are two types of macular degeneration. Dry ARMD results when tissue in the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, deteriorates. Currently there is no treatment, but the use of specific vitamins has been proven to slow the process in many cases.
Wet ARMD results when abnormal blood vessels grow in the macula. It is often treated with injections, or sometimes a laser procedure.
The damage caused by macular degeneration can’t be reversed. However, early detection and treatment may help reduce the extent of vision loss.