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Surgery Center

Surgery Center | Advanced Vision Institute

Welcome to Advanced Vision Surgery Center, established in March of 2016, where we are committed to providing our patients with the best technology available. We are the first privately owned surgical facility in our area focused solely on our specialty of ophthalmology. Our facility will improve quality and efficiency through specifically dedicated staff, state-of-the-art equipment, scheduling flexibility and an overall improved patient experience.

Surgical Procedures Offered

Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) is a gentle laser-assisted cataract surgery which brings a new level of precision to portions of cataract surgery and has the potential to increase the already high safety profile of cataract surgery. This form of cataract surgery allows the patient to receive customized treatment.

YAG laser is used after cataract surgery. The tissue that encloses the IOL can become cloudy and blur vision; this laser treatment can remove the scar tissue quickly and restore vision.

Glaucoma Surgeries

Yag Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (PI) is for the treatment of narrow-angle glaucoma. Narrow-angle glaucoma causes a quick build-up of fluid in the eye, which is very dangerous. It is used to create a tiny hole in the iris, allowing fluid to exit.

Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat glaucoma. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove part of the eye’s trabecular meshwork and adjacent structures. A reservoir is created to allow aqueous fluid to escape. This will effectively lower eye pressure.

iStent® is a tiny medical implant designed to treat glaucoma. iStent® works to restore the natural flow of fluid through your eye, which reduces pressure inside of the eye.

OMNI is a single device that addresses the trabeculocanalicular outflow pathway to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma.

XEN Gel Stent is a minimally invasive alternative to drainage surgery for glaucoma. It’s a flexible implant designed to drain fluid from the eye’s anterior chamber to beneath the conjunctiva of the eye.

Hydrus microstent is used during cataract surgery to lower eye pressure and treat patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma.

SLT is a surgical procedure in which laser energy is applied to the drainage tissue in the eye and is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma.

Eyelid Surgeries

Ptosis repair can be cosmetic but is generally performed when drooping eyelids begin to obstruct vision. Ptosis is usually caused by a weakening of the muscles in the upper eyelids but can be genetic as well. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes.

Blepharoplasty is most commonly performed as a cosmetic surgery and can be performed on both upper and lower eyelids to remove the excess skin.

Brow Lift is a cosmetic procedure utilized when a patient’s eyebrow has begun to droop. A brow lift will raise the position of the brow.

Mohs reconstructive surgery is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance following Mohs surgery.

Excisional Biopsy is a procedure that removes an entire growth from the eyelid area.

Chalazion Removal is performed with a tiny incision on top of the chalazion. The content of the bump is then removed.

Entropion or ectropion repair is an operation to correct an eyelid that turns inward or turns outward.

Pterygium Removal includes removing the fleshy tissue growth from the surface of the conjunctiva.

Refractive Lens Exchange is the removal of the natural lens and replaced with an IOL without the presence of a cataract. This procedure is most commonly used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

If you are looking for a surgical expert in Hampton, Yorktown, Gloucester, Middlesex, Richmond, Surry or surrounding areas be sure to contact Advanced Vision Institute today!