Education

CECA patients can find more information about cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

For complete eye health, your eyelids need to be as healthy as your eyes. Eyelid position is also important for your appearance. Droopy eyelids, excess eyelid skin or eyelids that turn inward or outwards are common problems.

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Corneal Cross-Linking

Corneal cross-linking is the surgical procedure which uses UV light to strengthen the collagen within the cornea. The purpose of cross-linking is to stabilize the cornea and prevent progression of thinning. Patients with keratoconus or cornea thinning after refractive (LASIK or PRK) surgery may benefit from cornea cross-linking. Cross-linking is an in-office surgical procedure.

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Glaukos iStent

iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass: add an exciting glaucoma technology to your cataract surgery.
Technology has always played an important role in eye care. Today, almost every aspect of vision is connected to VTG iStent1 300dpi 2a product or procedure that wasn’t available even ten short years ago. The cataract surgery you are scheduled for is a good example of how innovations can make a difference. Every aspect of it utilizes recently developed technology that will help us improve your vision. Today, this includes managing your mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma: because now we are able to add another step to your cataract surgery that allows you to treat your open-angle glaucoma in a completely new way. This is important because once diagnosed, you and most patients like you will spend the rest of your lives putting one, two or even three different kinds of drops in every day. Unfortunately, all of these drops will not only be inconvenient, but potentially very expensive. The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is designed to reduce your eye pressure and you can have it done at the same time you have cataract surgery. 

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Corneal Procedures

CECA is proud to offer you a full range of the most advanced and up to date treatment and procedures.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the rear of the eye. Diabetes can cause capillaries on the retina to leak or collapse. You can greatly reduce your risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy by managing your overall health. Managing your diabetes is the most important step.

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Floaters & Flashers

Flashes:

As you age or if you are nearsighted, you are more likely to see flashes. People will see flashes of light, stars or streaks that are not really there. Flashes are often caused by the "vitreous" (the gel filling the inside of your eye) pulling on the "retina" (a membrane that lines the inside of your eye).

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Glaucoma Education

In a healthy eye, fluid flows in front of the iris to the anterior chamber. It then drains out as new fluid is made, keeping the eye pressure at a normal level. With glaucoma, the eye's drainage tissue can be clogged or blocked, so the fluid does not drain well. As fluid builds up, it raises the pressure inside the eye. High pressure damages the optic nerve and causes vision loss.

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Cataracts

What is a cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens, which is located behind the iris and the pupil. The lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye. 

The lens also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away.

Common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Seeing glare or halos around lights
  • A change in how you see colors

What causes a cataract?

Most cataracts develop slowly and don't disturb your eyesight early on. However, as a cataract matures, it becomes harder for a person to see. Vision may become cloudy or blurry, and colors may fade. People's faces, objects, and colors can appear hazy, cloudy, or "washed out." This lack of detail can make it difficult to read, watch television, or see road signs. Cataracts are a natural occurrence related to the aging process. Other factors, such as diabetes, smoking, injury, previous eye surgery, and prolonged exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of developing cataracts.

How can a cataract be treated?

Stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts, but if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might consider cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most safe and effective procedures available. 

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure and is one of the most common operations performed. The recovery time is minimal and most patients are able to resume normal activities shortly after surgery. The success rate of cataract surgery is excellent and vision is improved in the majority of patients if no other vision problems are present.

An evaluation will help your eye doctor learn more about your vision problem. If your vision isn't keeping you from enjoying your daily activities, you may wait to have it removed. Together you and your doctor will decide what is best for you. After the exam, you and your eye doctor will discuss treatment options. Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract and replace your cloudy lens.

Cataract surgery is a reliable and safe procedure. Dr. Andrew Michael, Dr. Joseph Iuorno, Dr. Tami Flowers and Dr. Matthew Young are all experienced surgeons performing over 3,000 cases per year. Surgery is performed in a state-of-the-art facility, in a convenient location at Stony Point Surgery Center with a highly skilled and friendly staff.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss in people over age 60. It can cause loss of sharp central vision in one or both eyes. You may have no obvious vision loss, or you may have one or more of the following vision problems:

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