Are you experiencing night driving problems? Are colors fading? If you are over the age of 50 years old you may be experiencing the onset of cataracts. Our doctors are skilled board certified cataract surgeons located in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. Our doctors take great pride in educating patients about their best options for success after cataract surgery. Please feel free to review our website to learn about new premium lens implants.Learn More About Cataract Surgery
LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.What Is LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are seeking LASIK in Atlanta, Georgia we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Marietta Eye if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.Take Our LASIK Self Test
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Marietta Eye Clinic's Patient Services Include:
- Routine eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Contact lens fitting
- Cataract and lens implant surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic retinopathy care
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Eye muscle problem management
- Corneal transplants
- Dry eye treatment
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery
- Botox cosmetic treatment
- Latisse eyelash enhancement
- Uveitis management
HAVE YOU BEEN CONSIDERING LASER VISION CORRECTION?
LASIK, or In-Situ Keratomileusis is the most commonly performed refractive surgery used today to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Find out what over a million Americans have already discovered through LASIK - clear vision and freedom from glasses or contacts.
LASIK On The Frontlines
Please enjoy this television documentary on the history of LASIK and vision correction in the military.
How do I know if I'm a candidate for LASIK?
A complete eye exam will confirm whether you are nearsighted, farsighted and/or have astigmatism. There must be no untreated ocular health problems, such as significant cataracts or untreated glaucoma. Additional measurements are needed, such as the thickness of the cornea and a corneal surface mapping, which will be done in the pre-operative evaluation. This thorough diagnostic examination is the first step to creating a positive outcome for your best possible visual result. A qualified optometrist or ophthalmologist can ultimately determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK. The lower age limit is 21 years old and there is no upper age limit.
What about recovery?
Recovery is fast. The first couple of hours after surgery, the eye feels somewhat irritated, with a burning sensation and some tearing. Vision is typically smokey or hazy during this time. Most patients nap for a couple of hours due to the preoperative sedation. After several hours, the irritation goes away and the vision begins to clear. The day after surgery, most irritating sensations are completely gone and vision is remarkably clear.
THE EXCIMER LASER
LASIK involves the use of an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, or the outer layer of the eye. The EXCIMER laser, which is a specific type of "cool" laser, generates its power from light in the ultraviolet range. It cannot be visualized by the human eye. Because the laser does not generate any heat, there is no tissue damage or pain as a result of the laser light. As the treatment with the laser proceeds, microscopic layers of tissue, approximately 1/10th the width of a human hair are removed. The laser is programmed to remove precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired result.
After it has been determined that you are a candidate for the LASIK procedure and your pre-operative evaluations have been completed, it will be time to correct your vision. Upon being escorted into the laser suite, your eyes will be numbed using anesthetic drops. An eyelid holder will be placed against your eyelids in order to prevent you from blinking.
The first step in the LASIK process is to create a thin flap in the center of your cornea. At Marietta Eye Clinic we use a new type of high energy laser called the Intralase to create a BLADE-FREE flap. Intralase makes the LASIK surgery safer by replacing your doctor's hand-held microkeratome metal blade with a computer guided laser that delivers 100% greater accuracy than is possible with the microkeratome. The bladeless procedure reduces the frequency and severity of complications while allowing for a higher degree of accuracy to be achieved.
Once the flap has been created and lifted you will be positioned under the laser microscope and asked to look directly at the target light above. The surgeon will then use the cool-beam excimer laser to reshape the surface of your cornea. This laser procedure usually lasts less than one minute.
When treating nearsightedness (myopia), tissue will be removed from the cornea in an effort to flatten the surface. Hence, when treating farsightedness (hyperopia), the central cornea must be made steeper. This result is achieved by directing the laser around the periphery of the cornea. Along with nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism can be corrected during the same procedure. By changing the pattern of the beam, tissue is removed more in one direction than the other.
Once the laser treatment has been completed the surgeon will put the flap back in place, where it will bond safely without the need for stitches. After LASIK some patients report a slight scratchiness that usually dissipates within 24-48 hours. Over the course of the next few weeks the LASIK patient will continue to see visual improvement.Meet our LASIK Surgeons Dr. Cohen and Dr. Corwin.