Procedures at Cornea & Cataract Consultants
You can get a variety of great procedures from a licensed and experienced eye doctor at Cornea & Cataract Consultants in Murfreesboro. The procedures we perform include cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and PRK, a refractive surgery that we perform with a laser to reshape your cornea and improve your vision. An eye surgeon at our practice can also perform PRK surgery in addition to LASIK surgery. We offer plenty of other types of eye care for you, too.
Cataract Surgery Is Something an Eye Surgeon at Our Practice Can Do
Cataracts are a common and severe vision problem. A cataract consists of clouding that develops in your eye's lens. This clouding gradually decreases your vision, and, as a result, it becomes harder to do everyday things. Eventually, cataracts can seriously hamper your ability to live your life normally. We can perform cataract surgery to remove cataracts and make it so that your vision is clear once again.
What about PRK Surgery?
PRK surgery is another procedure that we offer at our practice. PRK stands for Photo Reactive Keratectomy, and it is one type of eye surgery. An ophthalmologist at our practice can examine your eyes and see if this surgery would benefit you. PRK does reshape your cornea, so it is somewhat similar to LASIK surgery. However, one important distinction is that this surgery does not include cutting a flap in a patient’s cornea, so it can still be performed on patients with thinner corneas.
We utilize an excimer laser to perform PRK surgery. In this surgery, we reshape your cornea's surface, correcting various vision issues such as astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. After we finish PRK surgery, we put clear contact lenses into your eyes to avoid contamination of the surgical site. Generally speaking, we will remove these contact lenses three to five days after the surgery. Your cornea's surface layer grows back during that time.
An Eye Doctor at Our Practice Can Perform Corneal Transplants
Sometimes it can be necessary to surgically replace an entire cornea or parts of it so that you can see better. Such surgery is known as keratoplasty or corneal transplant. Our ophthalmologist can take care of your corneal transplant surgery. Dr. Ewald, Dr. Chang, Dr. Groos, and Dr. Shivitz are all extremely qualified to do this surgery and are fellowship-trained.
It is also worth mentioning that our eye doctors are all cornea specialists, too. An eye surgeon at our practice can do this surgery so you can see clearly again. If you're in Murfreesboro, Nashville, or Franklin, TN, and you need this surgery, leave it to a qualified eye doctor at our practice.
Cornea & Cataract Consultants Is a Top Practice in Tennessee
If you live in Nashville, Murfreesboro, or Franklin, Tennessee, Cornea and Cataract Consultants is a great choice for high-quality eye care. We have locations in Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Nashville. We can provide you with any type of eye care that you might need if you live near any one of our locations, so stop by today or call (615) 320-7200.
A cataract is clouding that develops in the lens of the eye, slowly reducing vision and the ability to complete everyday tasks. When a cataract interferes with daily activity, surgery can be performed to remove the cataract and restore clear vision.
Refractive surgery performed with an excimer laser, without a corneal flap, to reshape the surface of the cornea and make clear, glasses-free vision.
Surgery to replace part of a cornea or the entire cornea to improve vision is called a corneal transplant or keratoplasty and includes PK, DSAEK and DALK among others.
INTACS for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is corneal thinning that leads to an irregular shape of the cornea. Intacs are surgically placed within the cornea to help restore a more normal and regular corneal surface to improve vision.
Refractive surgery performed with an excimer laser, with a corneal flap, to reshape the surface of the cornea and make clear, glasses-free vision
Dry Eye Center
Dryness of the eyes can lead to a red, irritated and painful ocular surface and blurry vision. Our Dry Eye Center will evaluate your dry eye situation and offer solutions to ease the pain and blur of dry eyes.
Meibomian Gland Disease (MGD) is the leading cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort and it’s TREATABLE. Learn more about Dry Eye and MGD. Find out if you have MGD today.
Cornea Collagen Cross-Linking
In corneal cross-linking, doctors use eyedrop medication and ultraviolet (UV) light from a special machine to make the tissues in your cornea stronger. The goal is to keep the cornea from bulging more.