Services Provided by a Coral Gables, FL Eye Surgeon
At the Laser Center of Coral Gables, serving Coral Gables, Miami and the surrounding Florida area, our two eye surgeons offer a wide variety of treatments that correct refractive errors and help patients see without the use of glasses or contacts. We also perform procedures that treat conditions such as keratoconus.
Laser Vision Correction
We offer three laser vision correction surgeries: photorefractive keratectomy, laser epithelial keratomileusis and laser-assisted in-situ keratomileuses. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a procedure that corrects refractive errors such as astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. PRK reshapes your cornea using a cool pulsing beam of ultraviolet light on the outside of the cornea. Laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) is a laser surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It reshapes the cornea but leaves a thin flap of the epithelium. LASIK is another laser procedure used to correct refractive errors, and during this procedure, the surgeon creates a flap.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a surgical procedure conducted on patients who have presbyopia, a condition that causes farsightedness after the age of 40. The surgery is designed to decrease a person's dependence upon glasses or contacts. The procedure is identical to cataract surgery. During refractive lens exchange, the lens is removed and replaced with a silicone or acrylic one.
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs)
Implantable contact lenses are an option for people who are nearsighted and have a prescription that laser procedures aren't able to correct. It's also beneficial for those who don't have enough corneal tissue to undergo a laser eye surgery like LASIK. This procedure doesn't remove the lens; instead, an eye surgeon will conduct a small laser eye surgery, one with only one or two small incisions near the iris to help manage pressure. To actually implant the contacts, the eye surgeon will make a tiny incision in the side of the cornea. The doctor will implant the contact in between the iris and the natural lens of the eye.
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) utilizes UVA light and riboflavin eye drops to stiffen corneas that have been weakened as a result of a refractive surgery or disease. It's commonly used around the world to treat corneal ectasia and keratoconus.
Initial Evaluation and Follow-up Exam
We conduct both the initial evaluation and the follow-up exam for all of our procedures. The patients are first seen by Dr. Stelzer our optometrist and then by the surgeon if they are a candidate and are booked for surgery. Once the patient undergoes the procedure, the patient will have to undergo a follow-up exam to ensure the procedure went as expected, and the patient is healing as expected.
Contact Us Today for LASIK Eye Surgery
To schedule a consultation for laser eye surgery at The Laser Center, serving Coral Gables, Miami and the surrounding area, contact us at (305) 461-0031.