Glaucoma is one of the most common reasons for irreversible vision loss for patients in Cumberland County New Jersey. It is also not unusual for patients with glaucoma to also suffer from cataracts. Up until now, the options to treat patients with glaucoma and cataracts have been limited.
Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) is now available to the patients of Cumberland County NJ at the Eye Surgical Center of New Jersey. For patients with glaucoma who are undergoing cataract surgery, a 1 mm titanium tube is place in the draining portion of the eye to allow the pressure in the eye to be reduced. Once the eye is healed, patients often require fewer glaucoma drops of may be able to discontinue their glaucoma drops completely.
The procedure is well tolerated and patients are unaware of the MIGS tube in place. Medical Insurance plans cover the cost of the MIGS procedure.
For more information, contact the Eye Professionals LLC
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that effects thousands of South Jersey residents. Almost half for the people in this country with glaucoma are unaware that they have it, since there are usually no symptoms. Diagnosis usually occurs after testing in the eye doctors (ophthalmologist or optometrist) office. Treatment is usually with eye drops or laser. More serious cases may require surgery to prevent loss of vision. Patients who are at risk for glaucoma include those with a family history of glaucoma, African-Americans, diabetics and near-sighted patients.
Dry Eye Syndrome is a very common condition effecting numerous patients, especially contact lens patients and the elderly. Often, this condition is due to clogged or poorly functioning eyelid oil glands, called meibomian glands. Here, we see clogged meibomiam glands being opened with Q-tips in the office.
Diabetes affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Those with diabetes, or an elevated risk of diabetes, should seek regular dilated eye exams. This should be done even though they may not be experiencing problems with their vision.
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that often accompany diabetes and often and increased rate of development. These include cataract (clouding of the eye’s lens), glaucoma (increase of fluid pressure inside the eye leading to optic nerve damage and loss of vision), and diabetic retinopathy (the most common diabetic eye disease).
Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the eye’s naturally clear lens.
Cataract development is a normal process of aging, but cataracts can also develop from eye injuries, certain diseases, or medications. With improved techniques, cataract surgery is done in about ten minutes or less under local anesthesia with no hospital stay and is one of the most successful procedures performed in the United States today!
Dr. Gregory H. Scimeca employs sutureless, small-incision cataract surgery, a state of the art procedure that involves making a 3 to 4 millimeter incision on your eye’s surface to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant.