laser eye 1Laser surgery refers to a host of different procedures and technologies that are offered at the Delaware Eye Institute. Most commonly, ocular surgical lasers are used to treat diabetic eye disease or other diseases of the retina, glaucoma, and post-cataract capsules.

Patients with diabetic eye disease often undergo laser treatment to stop bleeding in the tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye. This type of laser treatment helps keep abnormal blood vessels from forming. Delaware Eye Institute has the latest diagnostic and laser equipment dedicated to treatment of the retina.

Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve through a build-up of intraocular pressure. Often, this occurs because the fluids of the eye are unable to drain properly. The physicians at the Institute perform laser treatment that helps the eye’s drainage system function more efficiently.

Patients who have undergone cataract surgery will occasionally experience "fuzzy" vision within a year or two of their surgery. This is caused by a clouding of the posterior capsule. The posterior capsule is the part of the eye which holds the artificial lens implanted during the cataract surgery. A yag laser is used to make a small hole in the capsule that eliminates the fuzziness.

Generally speaking, all types of laser surgery are performed quickly and with minimum or no discomfort. We do ask that following one of these procedures, you have someone available to drive you home.