Cataracts describe the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. When left untreated, it can gradually lead to vision loss. Treating cataracts involves surgery where the clouded lens is replaced with a clear, artificial lens. Our highly-skilled surgeons at Physicians' Surgery Center in Prairie Village, KS provide state-of-the-art cataract procedures that improve your vision.
Cataract procedures involve surgery where an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) replaces the clouded lens to enhance and restore vision impacted by cataracts. The artificial lens is measured to match the length of the eye and the curve of the cornea to ensure a proper fit and optimal focus.
CATARACT UPGRADES WITH PREMIUM IOLS
Cataract surgery can be upgraded with premium IOLs to correct vision problems such as astigmatism and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses as people age.) Our surgeons can greatly reduce or eliminate patient's dependency on glasses for both distance and near vision after cataract surgery by using the latest implant technology including toric, multifocal, extended depth of focus, and light adjustable lenses.
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Refractive surgery involves altering the focusing elements of the eye to reduce or eliminate patient's need for glasses. One method of doing this is by replacing the natural lens with a premium IOL to correct patient's refractive problems and allow them to see much better without glasses. This procedure is the same as premium cataract surgery, but performed to reduce dependency on glasses instead of to remove a cloudy lens, or cataract.
CORNEAL REFRACTIVE SURGERY
LASIK, PRK and LRIs are refractive surgeries that are performed on the cornea to correct refractive errors of the eye such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. We perform customized, blade-free refractive corneal surgeries that can replace glasses and contacts for patients.
Glaucoma describes uncontrolled eye pressure that causes damage to the optic nerve. The condition may not cause immediate symptoms and requires routine checkups to ensure your ocular eye pressure isn’t increasing. Treatment options we provide at Physicians' Surgery Center in Prairie Village, KS help lower the pressure to preserve your vision.
SLT LASER TREATMENTS
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) addresses rising intraocular pressure by using laser energy on the eye's trabecular meshwork to allow for fluid drainage. The drainage lowers eye pressure to provide relief and preserve vision loss caused by glaucoma.
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) includes multiple procedures that use minimally invasive tools and advanced techniques to reduce eye pressure and decrease complications. This approach helps with shorter recovery and overall eye wellness.
LPI (LASER PERIPHERAL IRIDOTOMY)
Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) treats closed-angle glaucoma with a laser that creates a hole in the iris’ outer edge. The hole allows fluid to escape, which results in lowered intraocular pressure. This procedure carries low complications and is an effective method for lowering intraocular pressure.
When medication isn’t able to fully control eye pressure, a trabeculectomy may help. A trabeculectomy is a procedure that creates a flap in the sclera (white part of the eye) to drain fluid that’s causing increased pressure. The escaping fluid forms a small bubble under the upper eyelid and is reabsorbed into the blood vessels.
ADVANCED GLAUCOMA PROCEDURES
Advanced glaucoma procedures address the types of glaucoma resistant to medications and previous surgeries, like malignant glaucoma. The approaches to control intraocular pressure and preserve vision include shunts and valves. Our skilled ophthalmologists implant a small device in the eye to allow fluid to drain when previous surgeries are ineffective at controlling glaucoma.
The cornea is the transparent outer layer at the eye’s front that protects it from germs and debris. The cornea also refracts light as it enters the eye to help it focus. Vision is negatively impacted when the cornea is misshapen, damaged, or diseased. Our expert team at Physicians' Surgery Center successfully treats conditions and diseases of the cornea to provide optimal vision for our patients throughout Prairie Village, KS.
TREATMENT OF KERATOCONUS
Keratoconus describes the gradual thinning and change of the cornea as it becomes a more distinct cone shape. Blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light are common with this condition. Our specialists work to manage and treat the issue with special lenses or corneal transplants for advanced cases.
A corneal transplant may optimally treat significant damage or scarring of the cornea due to injury or illness. Healthy corneal tissue, from a donor, is used to replace the damaged cornea during a transplant. We perform full or partial transplants depending on the location of the corneal damage.
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is a specific corneal transplant method for replacing the innermost endothelial corneal layer. The low risk of this transplant is ideal for patients with diseases that cause swelling in the cornea's innermost layer. DMEK has a high success rate in providing patients with improved vision.
As a partial corneal transplant, Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) exchanges a diseased or damaged posterior portion of the cornea with healthy, human donor tissue. This transplant helps those with a damaged endothelial corneal layer due to trauma or disease. Small surgical incisions are made, and no corneal sutures are required, allowing for fewer compilations.
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a corneal transplant wherein the cornea's innermost layer (the endothelium) is left intact, and the outermost layers are replaced with healthy, human donor corneal tissue. The tissue gets sutured into place over the endothelium. This method has a shorter recovery time and less chance of rejection or complication when compared to a full corneal transplant.
Corneal laser surgery helps correct several common refractive errors with vision. Laser eye surgery is a precise method that reshapes the cornea's curvature to increase light refraction. It is ideal for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism to help reduce dependency on glasses and contacts.
Pain is an uncomfortable sensation that appears throughout different areas of the body. It can present as a dull ache, a sharp pain, burning, or a throbbing feeling that radiates throughout the body because of sudden injuries or illnesses. Our experienced team at Physicians' Surgery Center helps identify the source of the pain and successfully treats conditions to help Prairie Village, KS patients achieve physical wellness free of aches and pains.
SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR TRIALS
Spinal cord stimulator trials are pain management methods that utilize an implanted device. The device sends low levels of electricity to the spinal cord via electrodes placed in the epidural space (area between the spinal cord and vertebrae) to relieve pain caused by surgery, inflammation, spinal cord injuries, and more. Our specialists recommended this trial when nonsurgical pain management and treatments fail to provide necessary relief.
PERMANENT SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR IMPLANTS
Permanent spinal cord stimulator implants are fixed devices placed between the vertebrae and spinal cord that help treat chronic pain when other conservative methods fail. The device triggers nerves in your spinal cord to reduce the number of pain signals that reach the brain. The device can last for years and helps with complex pain caused by specific conditions or injuries.
PERMANENT PAIN PUMP IMPLANTS
The spinal cord contains nerves that carry signals to your body that help with movement and sensation. When chronic pain occurs, you're constantly sent pain signals. Pain pump implants deliver medication through a catheter to the spinal cord region, acting as a pain reliever.
SACROILIAC JOINT FUSIONS
When severe joint pain is present in the sacroiliac joint that links your pelvis and lower spine, it can be fused together to provide stability and lessen pain. A small incision gets made, and implants are inserted so the joint heals. As a minimally invasive treatment, it provides shorter recovery and quicker healing time than invasive methods.
Posterior fusions address curvatures of the spine or empty spaces within the vertebrae by placing metal posts that allow the spine to hold until the bones fuse together over time. An incision at the back of the spine is made, and the areas are connected. This procedure helps with pain in the lower back and can help straighten the spine.
Radiofrequency lesioning (RFL) is a pain management procedure that targets nerves with radiofrequency heat energy to disrupt the communication of pain signals. The needles are placed on the nerves, and the heat stops the nerve from sending pain signals to the brain. RFL can help with severe neck or lower back pain.