When the eye’s natural lens begins to cloud over time and vision becomes dull and hazy, it is called a cataract. Our expert cataract surgeons at Washington Surgery Center can replace the eye’s natural clouded lens with a clear artificial lens to restore vision and quality of life. For all our patients seeking cataract care in Washington, MO we offer the latest in innovative techniques and technologies to ensure you get back to enjoying your most optimal vision as soon as possible.
Our experienced cataract surgeons in Washington, MO routinely perform advanced cataract surgery, replacing the eye’s clouded lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The surgical team at Washington Surgery Center uses state-of-the-art tools and implantable technologies to ensure you achieve your best vision following cataract surgery. Contact our team at Washington Surgery Center to speak to a skilled ophthalmologist about cataract surgery.
To further improve vision following cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens can be replaced with a premium intraocular lens (IOL). A premium IOL can correct common refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which allows you to reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts following your cataract surgery. To learn more about the premium IOL options available for you at our Washington, MO surgery center, contact our team of ophthalmologists.
Rising intraocular pressure can lead to damage of the eye’s optic nerve, a condition known as glaucoma. Often called the “silent thief” of vision, glaucoma presents no warning signs or symptoms in its early stages. Thankfully, many minimally invasive and effective treatment options for glaucoma are practiced at Washington Surgery Center. Our ophthalmologists in Washington, MO offer advanced procedures designed to lower intraocular pressure and slow the progression of glaucoma, leaving you to enjoy your best vision for years to come.
SLT Laser Treatments
The selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an innovative treatment to slow the progression of open-angle glaucoma by helping to lower intraocular pressure. During SLT, a laser is applied to the trabecular meshwork. This stimulates the drainage tissue to allow more fluid to drain from the eye, effectively lowering intraocular pressure by as much as 30%. SLT may be recommended when eye drop medication has not proven effective in lowering intraocular pressure.
Reconstructive or plastic surgery involving the eyelids, eye sockets, eyebrows, or other facial structures surrounding the eyes is called oculoplastic surgery. Our skilled oculoplastic surgeons in Washington, MO use a variety of specialized techniques and treatments to improve vision, elevate ocular health, and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the eyes.
Most often occurring in older adults, entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid turns inward. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the eye and leads to irritation, discomfort, damage to eye structures like the cornea, and potentially eye infection. To preserve ocular health, entropion can be treated by our skilled surgeons in Washington, MO.
Ectropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid turns outward, leaving the surface of the inner eyelid exposed. Untreated ectropion can leave your cornea vulnerable to drying, which could cause ulcers, abrasions, or eye infections that might potentially threaten vision. Ectropion can be treated with surgery by an experienced ophthalmologist trained in oculoplastic surgery.
As the eye ages, your eyelids might begin to droop. This could interfere with peripheral vision and make you appear older or more tired. Blepharoplasty is a procedure where excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed from the eyelids in order to elevate the sagging skin around your eyes, creating a look that is more youthful and alert, as well as restoring peripheral vision. Our oculoplastic surgeons in Washington, MO perform blepharoplasty for patients who desire to enhance their appearance and see with clear vision.
Snip Incision Lacrimal Punctum
Snip incision lacrimal punctum is a treatment for punctal stenosis, a disorder where there is excess tearing due to a narrowing or a blockage of the lacrimal canaliculus. This procedure is beneficial to patients who suffer from watery eyes due to punctal stenosis. During snip incision lacrimal punctum, an incision is made through the punctal wall, which opens up the punctum and allows tears to drain more effectively.
Surgery performed on the orbit, the bone cavity that contains the eye, is called an orbitotomy. Orbitotomy may be performed in order to treat an orbital fracture, a foreign body in the eye, or an orbital tumor. This specialized surgery can be performed by our expert ophthalmologists in Washington, MO. Contact Washington Surgery Center for more information on the orbitotomy.
Repair of Blepharoptosis
When the muscle holding the upper eyelid up begins to lose elasticity due to aging or injury, the upper eyelid can droop and cause possible obstruction of vision. Blepharoptosis repair corrects this muscle weakness by tightening or shortening the muscle. Our oculoplastic surgeons in Washington, MO can perform blepharoptosis repair to correct obstructed vision.
Reconstruction and Repair of the Eyelid
The eyelids help keep the eyes protected from foreign bodies and lubricated. Damage to the eyelids can leave the eyes susceptible to abrasion and eye infection. If the eyelids have been damaged due to injury, previous surgery, or aging, our oculoplastic surgeons in Washington, MO can reconstruct and repair the eyelids to restore function and ocular health.
Urology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive system. Our comprehensive surgical center in Washington, MO offers patients surgeries, such as a vasectomy for permanent male birth control. Contact Washington Surgery Center to learn more.
A vasectomy is a highly effective means of male birth control. During a vasectomy, the tubes that carry sperm are sealed off so that none can enter the semen. Vasectomies carry a very low risk of complication and are considered a permanent birth control solution for men. Our surgeons perform vasectomies in Washington, MO for men on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
Podiatry relates to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the foot, ankle, and lower legs. Podiatrists can treat injuries, such as fractures and sprains, toenail infections, problems with the bones, such as bunions and hammertoes, and arthritis. At Washington Surgery Center, we strive to offer inclusive care for all your surgical needs, including any needs relating to podiatry.
Excision of Lesions
Benign and malignant tumors, abscesses, and other types of soft tissue growths can sometimes form on the legs and feet. Lesions on the lower legs, feet, or ankles can be surgically treated by one of our podiatry surgeons in Washington, MO. If you or your medical professional have noticed a lesion you would like removed or biopsied, contact Washington Surgery Center to learn more about our podiatry services.
When a bump grows at the base of your big toe, it is called a bunion. Bunions force the big toe to angle inward, which can cause swelling, discomfort, and difficulty walking. In order to treat bunions and help patients walk comfortably again, our podiatry surgeons in Washington, MO can perform a bunionectomy. During a bunionectomy, the bunion is removed and the toes are moved back into their ideal position.
If joint dysfunction continues to cause pain and discomfort despite other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, medications, and joint injections, then it may be time to consider arthroplasty or joint replacement. During arthroplasty, your joint is replaced with a prosthesis. This procedure is designed to help restore function to the joint, alleviating pain and allowing for a fuller range of motion.
Repair of hammertoe
A hammertoe is a type of foot deformity where there is a bend in the middle joint of a toe, causing the toe to point upward. This deformity can be caused by trauma, disease, certain types of footwear, or genetics. Hammertoes that cause significant pain or discomfort can be surgically treated by our podiatry surgeons in Washington, MO.