SURGERY INFORMATION

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The following surgeries are performed by Mary Reams MD

Catract surgery (King's Daughters Medical Center)

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty SLT Laser (In Office)

Yap Capsulotomy  (In Office)

YAG Peripheral Iridotomy  (In Office)

Blepharoplasty (King's Daughters Medical Center)

Cataract Surgery and Post Surgery Information

The Cataract surgery is a procedure in which an ultrasonic device is used to break up and then remove the cataract, from the eye to improve vision. Then an artificaial lens is inserted in the eye.  


Patients who have cataract surgery will typically have 3 post ops:  1 day. 1 week,  and a 3 week post op visit.  The patient will typically be able to drive  after the first post operative visit patient will not  able to lift over 10 pounds until they have returned for their 1 week post op visit.  Typical time frame for a patient to return to work will be approximately 3 weeks.



SLT Surgery and Post Surgery Information

SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It may sometimes be used as initial treatment in glaucoma.

Yap Capsulotomy Surgery and Post Surgery

                       

After cataract surgery, some people notice cloudiness (sometimes called aftercataract) after several months or years. A Yag Capsulotomy is a procedure performed in the office.

YAG Peripheral Iridotomy / Iridectomy Laser Surgery and Post Surgery

Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) is the preferred procedure for treating narrow angle-closure.Acute angle-closure glaucoma is caused by a rapid or sudden increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), the pressure within the eye. ... High pressure inside the eye is caused by an imbalance in the production and drainage of fluid in the eye.

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery (frequently referred to as blepharoplasty) is a very common procedure performed for drooping upper eyelids.  Visual Field testing and photographs are required to show medical necessity for this procedure.  For this procedure most  Health Insurance companies must give an authorization before this procedure can be performed.