Laser surgery can be used to treat and prevent different eye diseases, such as glaucoma and PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacity or secondary cataract). Dr. Vicki Lin at iSight Vision Care in Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach, California, offers her patients the latest advancements in laser technology, such as YAG capsulotomy, SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty), and laser iridotomy.
For problems like glaucoma or secondary cataracts, in-office laser procedures are often the most effective way to treat and fix these issues. iSight Vision Care is equipped with the most advanced lasers on site. Because many of these outpatient procedures are painless, many patients resume normal activities on the same day as their procedure.
Yag capsulotomy is a one-of-a-kind laser treatment used to improve vision after cataract surgery. Months or years after successful cataract surgery, an opacity naturally begins to form around the lens implant and cause cloudiness. This condition is known as “secondary cataract” or Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO). PCO can be easily treated with YAG laser capsulotomy in the office. During this procedure, Dr. Lin will use a special lens to apply a laser beam to create a small hole to allow light through the eye. The whole procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a procedure commonly recommended to patients who have high intraocular pressure due to glaucoma. The procedure works by applying a laser beam to the tissue in your eye, which will stimulate the body’s natural immune response and allows the eye to drain fluid better, lowering your intraocular pressure naturally. Results of lowering eye pressure can be expected in 1-3 months and typically last 1-5 years after surgery.
Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) is a procedure to treat and prevent acute angle-closure glaucoma, a condition that obstructs normal circulation of fluid within the eye and increases intraocular pressure. This procedure uses a laser to make a small hole on the outer edge of the iris, allowing the drainage of fluid and thus lowering one’s eye pressure. Generally, LPI has a success rate of up to 70% if performed at an early stage.
At iSight Vision Care, we accept most major vision insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.