Astigmatism Removal Surgery
If you are dealing with astigmatism, Dr. Desai and the team here at Desai Eye Center is here to help. We offer a wide range of eye care services including astigmatism removal surgery. If you live in the Edinburg, Texas area, give us a call today to find out what we can do for you.
Why Choose Desai Eye Center
When you are in need of eye care, you need a doctor that you can trust. Dr. Desai is one of the most trusted eye surgeons in the Rio Grande Valley area, serving the area since 2005. A 1984 graduate of Government Medical School in Surat, India, she completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases in India, working as head of the Vitreoretinal Department for three years at Rotary-sponsored Eye Hospital. She uses her experience and expertise to provide you with the services you need.
Who Should Have an Astigmatism Removal Surgery?
Unfortunately, astigmatism is a common eyesight issue in the United States. Those who suffer from this condition have a difficult time focusing on light from all directions. It is typically caused by an abnormal curvature of the lens of the eye itself. This results in a football shape of the eye rather than a baseball. Astigmatism can have a negative impact on your near and distance vision, causing mild blurring or double vision. We can determine the amount of astigmatism you’re dealing with when you come in for a cataract evaluation.
What is Astigmatism Removal Surgery?
The good news is, if you have astigmatism, it can now be corrected during your advanced laser cataract procedure. Depending on the amount of astigmatism you have, we may use the laser to create small incisions on your eye to reshape it. These incisions can be made more precisely with a laser compared to a manual procedure. Correcting your astigmatism can help restore your vision to its full potential and may reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses.
Aftercare and Recovery From The Procedure
Unlike other treatment options, the recovery process from astigmatism removal surgery is not all that strenuous or difficult. On rare occurrences, you may deal with pain or difficulty seeing, but these side-effects can often be treated with medications. You will also need to come back for a post-op check-up to ensure everything went smoothly and the eye is healing as expected. It is highly recommended that you do not drive the day of the surgery.
Contact Us Today For An Appointment
If you are in need of astigmatism removal surgery in the Rio Grande Valley area, our team here at Desai Eye Care is here to help. Dr. Desai works hard to ensure your vision is as good as possible. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you!