If you suffer from advanced corneal disease, a corneal transplant may be the only way to restore your vision. Corneal transplants are very specialized procedures to replace a cloudy cornea with a clear donor cornea. Not all doctors are qualified to perform them. As an experienced corneal specialist, Dr. Barron can evaluate if such a procedure could be beneficial.
To treat many retinal diseases such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, eye drops or pills often do not deliver a high enough amount of medication to the retina in the back of the eye. Our doctors are among the few specialists in our region that offer injections of medication into or around the eye to deliver medications to where it is needed. These injections are performed in the office, often on the day of your visit.
Retinal lasers can seal leaking blood vessels, stabilize abnormal vessels, or barricade a tear in the retina. Dr. Barron and Dr. Fernandes perform various types of laser procedures for certain retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or retinal tears. These laser procedures can often be performed in the office on the day of your visit.
A retinal detachment often times requires surgery to prevent permanent vision loss. There are various ways of repairing a retinal detachment including pneumatic retinopexy, vitrectomy, or scleral buckle. Dr. Barron and Dr. Fernandes are among the few surgeons in our region who are trained to perform these specialized procedures.
Macular holes often develop when the vitreous gel inside your eye pulls on the retina in the central portion of your vision. This can significantly impair your vision. Dr. Fernandes offers various options for repair of the hole including vitrectomy with temporary placement of a gas bubble inside the eye. He utilizes the most advanced techniques for this type of repair.
A macular pucker occurs when scar tissue grows on the surface of your macula, the central part of your retina. This tissue can pull on your retina and distort your vision. Surgery for macular pucker may restore some of your vision. Dr. Fernandes offer surgery to remove this scar tissue.
Foreign objects such as small fragments of metal or wood can become lodged in your eye and cause damage to your eye. If you try to remove the object yourself, you could severely damage the structure of your eye. Our doctors utilize precise techniques to remove the object in a safe manner.
Eye trauma can result in serious injuries such as scratches or lacerations of the cornea, bleeding inside the eye, glaucoma, or infections. These types of injuries require immediate attention. Our doctors are experienced in managing these complicated conditions.