Ophthalmology

  • Our ophthalmic surgical teams specialize in the following procedures.

    Eye Evisceration
    This procedure involves removing the eye, but leaving the white portion (sclera) and the muscles in place. The eye socket can then be fitted with a prosthetic eye. Eye evisceration may be necessary to treat disease or eye pain when other measures fail.

    Eye Trauma
    Our surgical teams may be called upon to treat vision-threatening eye injuries, including blunt force injuries, chemical burns, scrapes/scratches, and penetrating eye injuries. Learn how to prevent common eye injuries.

    Pars Plana Vitrectomy
    This procedure is often used to treat diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or holes in the retina. Vitreous is a clear, jelly-like substance that fills the center of the eye. When it becomes clouded by disease, vision is impaired. A pars plana vitrectomy is an outpatient procedure that involves removing the clouded vitreous and replacing it with a salt solution to enhance vision.