Complete Eye Exam: This includes checking vision, measuring intraocular pressure for glaucoma detection, checking for glasses, dilated eye exam for detection of any retinal or optic nerve anomalies.
Cataract Surgery: Today’s cataract surgery is not just about removing cataracts. It is a highly fine tuned refractive surgery that enable the patients to meet and surpass their visual expectations as well. Dr. Pourkesali has performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries that makes him highly experienced in this field. There is various choices as far as the implants are concerned that only you and your doctor together can decide which would best serve your life style. These implants include multifocal and accommodative implants that allow you to see distance, near and every thing in between. Toric implants that are excellent option for people with a large degree of astigmatism, or monofocal implants. Only your doctor can tell you which would be best for your vision.
Eyelid Surgery: There are a number of malpositioning of eyelids that may either interfere with patients vision or cause irritation and concerns for the patients. They can be surgically corrected if it becomes necessary. These include but not just limited to the following:
- Blepharoplasty: Surgical correction of excessive tissue of upper or lower eyelids
- Ectropion: Eversion of eyelid that may cause excessive tearing, irritation and redness of the eye.
- Entropion: Inversion of the eyelid that can cause rubbing of eyelashes against the eyeball that can cause irritation, redness or infection.
- Ptosis: This is drooping of upper eyelid that can partially block the field of vision.
Glaucoma Detection and Treatment: Glaucoma refer to a group of diseases that affect optic nerve and since it has no symptoms patient may not be aware of their disease until it is highly advanced. Raised intraocular pressure is a major risk factor for glaucoma development. Patients with a family history of disease should be regularly checked for early detection. Once detected, there are several treatment options that your doctor can discuss them with you.
Laser Treatment: Dr. Pourkesali employs most advanced treatment of glaucoma with laser that is all performed in the office. The treatment is totally painless and is done in just a few minutes. This may relieve patients from using eye drops for daily treatment of glaucoma. We also use other types of laser that may be used after cataract surgery, only your doctor can determine whether is necessary for you. Again, all of these procedures are performed by Dr. Pourkesali in the office.
Diabetic Eye Exam: Every diabetic should have their eyes checked at least once a year for detection of diabetic retinopathy. If any retinopathy is detected depending on severity of it your doctor determines the next step.
Macular Degeneration: This is the leading cause of blindness in developed world in the elderly population. This can lead to loss of central vision. There are many advances being made in this field. Early detection and follow up can greatly improve the vision and only a detailed examination can determine whether you suffer from this condition.