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  • Augusta Eye Procedures | Express Shunt
    Disorders Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts Dry Eye Normal Vision Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism Presbyopia Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Cataracts Chalazion Laser Trabeculoplasty Express Shunt Oculoplastic Surgery Yag Laser Capsulotomy Corneal Transplants Trabeculectomy Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Express Shunt The Express Shunt is a glaucoma filtration device about the size of a grain of rice The device enables the drainage system of

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  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
    Corneal Transplants Oculoplastic Surgery Botox Aqueous Tube Shunt Vision Disorders Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts Dry Eye Normal Vision Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism Presbyopia Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Cataracts Chalazion Laser Trabeculoplasty Express Shunt Oculoplastic Surgery Yag Laser Capsulotomy Corneal Transplants Trabeculectomy Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Laser Trabeculoplasty If you have glaucoma a laser trabeculoplasty can be performed to increase drainage and lower the pressure within the eye This treatment can be used either with or without medication Laser Trabeculoplasty is a virtually pain free in office procedure While it does not cure glaucoma this treatment often works as well as certain medications without potential medication related side effects Ellex Solo SLT laser Augusta Eye MD recently added the Ellex Solo SLT laser to our arsenal of treatment options for Glaucoma Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty SLT selectively targets the melanin cells of the trabecular meshwork to enhance outflow and reduce intraocular pressure The Ellex Solo SLT Laser is the newest SLT technology available and offers patients a highly effective non invasive treatment option for Open Angle Glaucoma SLT is a pain free low risk noninvasive outpatient procedure that can help reduce the need

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  • Corneal Transplants
    Aqueous Tube Shunt Vision Disorders Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts Dry Eye Normal Vision Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism Presbyopia Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Cataracts Chalazion Laser Trabeculoplasty Express Shunt Oculoplastic Surgery Yag Laser Capsulotomy Corneal Transplants Trabeculectomy Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Corneal transplants The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye covering the iris and the pupil When disease or an injury have damaged the cornea functional vision can be impaired and it may be necessary to replace it with a graft of healthy tissue A corneal transplant including DSEK is performed in order to restore transparency to a damaged cornea DSEK is a relatively new form of corneal transplantation The specific type of corneal disease is determined and the best surgical option can then be recommended Each week The South Carolina Eye Bank receives many requests for corneas for transplantation Thanks to the generosity of organ donors tens of thousands of corneal transplant recipients are restored to good functional vision each year If you signed up to become an organ donor when you renewed your drivers license THANK YOU You have the power to donate the gift of sight

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  • Oculoplastic Surgery
    Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Oculoplastic surgery Surgery to correct drooping upper or lower eyelids is called blepharoplasty Droopy upper lids can be corrected surgically The surgeon makes an incision along the natural fold lines of the upper eyelids to remove excess fat and skin Sutures close and retighten the lids resulting in unobstructed vision and a more youthful pleasant expression When the upper eyelids are unable to open

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  • Botox
    Presbyopia Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Cataracts Chalazion Laser Trabeculoplasty Express Shunt Oculoplastic Surgery Yag Laser Capsulotomy Corneal Transplants Trabeculectomy Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Botox Botox is medically indicated for facial spasms known as Blepharospasms Injections of Bototx temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and across the forehead Botox safely relaxes certain facial muscles without affecting normal facial expressions

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  • Aqueous Tube Shunt
    Shunt Vision Disorders Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts Dry Eye Normal Vision Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism Presbyopia Patient Info Patient Forms Frequent Questions Videos Links TEXT SIZE Cataracts Chalazion Laser Trabeculoplasty Express Shunt Oculoplastic Surgery Yag Laser Capsulotomy Corneal Transplants Trabeculectomy Botox Tube Shunt Print Page Print Aqeous Tube Shunt Aqueous Tube Shunts a glaucoma valve is a medical shunt used in the treatment of glaucoma to decrease the eye

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  • Vision Disorder Treatments in Augusta Georgia located at Augusta Eye M.D.
    Normal Vision Hyperopia Presbyopia Print Page Print How the Eye Works The eye s surface is convex rounded like the outside of a sphere After rays of light enter the eye by passing through the cornea the clear covering of the pupil and iris they pass through its lens and bend toward each other If the cornea has a normal curvature and the eye and its lens have the correct shape the rays of light will bend to focus on the inside back of the eye A person has normal or perfect vision emmetropia if the rays of light focus on a single point on the back of the eye and sometimes DOESN T work An irregularity in the shape of the eye can prevent light from focusing on a single point causing myopia nearsightedness or hyperopia farsightedness An irregularly shaped cornea or lens can cause another focusing problem called astigmatism Over time even people who have never needed glasses will begin to have problems focusing for reading and other activities that require good close up vision a condition called presbyopia As we age the eye s lens normally crystal clear can become less transparent and interferes with clear vision

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  • Glaucoma
    Macular Degeneration Cataracts Normal Vision Hyperopia Presbyopia Print Page Print Glaucoma The eye has about one million tiny nerve fibers that carry visual information from the back of the eye to the brain Glaucoma destroys these nerve fibers It was once thought that the destruction of these fibers was due to high pressure within the eye but we now know that even patients with normal eye pressure can have glaucoma

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