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Our Procedures

We offer a range of procedures at Arizona Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgery to assist you and your physician. Click on each procedure to the left to find out more information, including an overview of each procedure, what to expect and how to prepare.

Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid revision and lower eyelid revision, both known as blepharoplasty, reduce the drooping eyelid tissue. Overall, this improves the appearance of the eyelid and produces a rejuvenated and more alert appearance.

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among people over 55.  Cataract Surgery is an effective procedure that can help restore a person’s vision.

Cataract Surgery with ORA

The ORA System™ utilizes intraoperative wavefront aberrometer, similar to the technology that has made LASIK a customized, precise procedure.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams actually offer an accurate indication of your overall health because ophthalmologists are often the first healthcare professionals to detect chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

Corneal Transplants

A corneal transplant is done to replace a diseased or scarred cornea with a new one. Of all tissue transplants, corneal transplants are the most successful, with over 40,000 performed in the United States each year.

Cryotherapy

If you have been diagnosed with a retinal disorder, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy. Cryotherapy uses extremely low temperatures to seal the retina to the back wall of the eye by forming a scar. This scar, which takes approximately one week to heal, forms a bond which seals the retina around the retinal tear and prevents a detachment.

DSAEK

Corneal specialists can isolate the diseased inner layer of the cornea and replace the layer through a process called Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK). If your inner corneal layer is swollen and not working properly, you may be a candidate for DSAEK.

Eyelid Surgery for Aging Eyes

Surgery is usually the best treatment for drooping eyelids. This specialized surgical procedure for dermatochalasis is called blepharoplasty, and is usually performed by an ophthalmologist who has special training in handling these delicate areas surrounding your eyes.

Glaucoma Laser Treatments

Laser surgery has become a desirable option as an intermediate glaucoma treatment between medications and traditional surgery and some doctors use it as an initial treatment prior to starting drops.

Glaucoma Medications

Medications, including eye drops and pills, are often prescribed as part of a glaucoma treatment plan. For glaucoma medication to be completely effective it must be taken exactly as directed by your doctor.

Glaucoma Procedures

Since damage to the optic nerve is irreversible, there is no cure for glaucoma. However, aggressive control of eye pressure can prevent further vision loss. Your doctor will go over what treatment options are available and make recommendations for which treatment or combinations of treatments are best for your specific condition.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Through extensive clinical research and trials, doctors and researchers are constantly creating new and exciting treatment methods for glaucoma patients. These innovative procedures combine the newest technology, enhanced surgical methods and breakthrough drugs to normalize intraocular pressure and manage your glaucoma.

Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery refers to a wide variety of surgical procedures that treat the eyelids, tear ducts and the face.

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium is also known as surfer’s eye because of its common occurrence in surfers. Individuals with pterygium have a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. If symptoms are mild, pterygium usually doesn’t require treatment. If pterygium worsens and causes redness or irritation, it can be treated with some form of eye drops. If the lesion causes discomfort or interferes with vision, it can be surgically removed in an outpatient procedure.

Scleral Buckling

Scleral buckling is one of the most common surgeries for repairing a retinal detachment. This method bends the wall of the eye inward so it meets the wall of the retina.

Strabismus Surgery

In some children, strabismus can be corrected with eyeglasses. Other treatments include patching or blurring the aligned eye to improve the strength of the misaligned eye. If these initial treatments are not successful, corrective surgery may be recommended

Traditional Glaucoma Surgical Treatments

When medicated eye drops and laser surgery do not remedy intraocular pressure (IOP), your doctor may recommend conventional glaucoma surgery.

Vitrectomy

A vitrectomy is one of the procedures used to repair a detached retina. This procedure removes portions of the vitreous. This is sometimes necessary when the vitreous, a thick, transparent substance that fills the center of the eye, blocks the surgeon’s view of the detached retina.

YAG Laser Procedure

Problems after cataract surgery are rare but can occur. Sometimes the tissue that encloses the artificial intraocular lens becomes cloudy and blurs the vision. This is called an after-cataract. This can develop months or even years after cataract surgery. This outpatient procedure is treated with a laser, called YAG laser capsulotomy.