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EVO ICL in Annandale, VA

EVO ICL in Annandale, VA

With our office only a short drive away, residents of Annandale can benefit from the expert treatment we offer at Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology. Whether you are struggling with astigmatism, glaucoma, or dry eyes, we can improve your eye health and give you the crystal-clear vision you deserve.

What is an EVO ICL?

EVO ICL stands for an Evolution Implantable Collamer Lens. It’s a type of intraocular implantable contact lens that is placed in front of your natural lens and behind the iris to correct a number of refractive errors, including astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. It’s typically used for those with high prescriptions, high astigmatisms, thin corneas, severe dry eyes, and those who can’t have LASIK surgery. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants crystal-clear vision without needing to wear glasses or contacts.

Laser Eye Surgery in Annandale, VA

At Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology, we also offer several different laser eye surgery options. Which one is right for you will depend on what eye issues you’re experiencing.

LASIK

LASIK surgery, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is the most popular form of laser vision correction available today. It is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and works by correcting a misshapen cornea. During the procedure, the cornea is reshaped to give you 20/25 vision or better.

PRK

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a type of refractive surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It’s very similar to LASIK and was used before LASIK was discovered. But where LASIK makes a corneal flap, PRK removes the whole top layer of the cornea. This option can provide great results for those who can’t undergo LASIK surgery.

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery uses a laser to break up, soften, and eliminate a cataract in the eye, allowing you to see much more clearly. Once the cataract is destroyed, an IOL can be placed to even further correct any vision problems. Overall, the surgery takes about 30 minutes in total.

Eye Conditions We Treat in Annandale, VA’

No matter what eye condition you’re struggling with, we can help you treat it at Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology. Some of the conditions we treat most often include:

Cornea Problems

The cornea is one of the most important parts of the eye so when there is a problem, it can significantly affect your vision. A few of the cornea problems we treat include:

  • Injury: The cornea can heal minor injuries on its own, but more severe injuries will likely require an office visit.
  • Keratitis: Keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea and is often caused by an injury, but can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi as well.
  • Dry eye syndrome: Dry eye syndrome is extremely common and often causes the eye to be itchy. While over-the-counter artificial tears are usually a good option, more may need to be done to alleviate symptoms.
  • Keratoconus: Keratoconus causes the dome-shaped cornea to become more cone-shaped, leading to blurry vision and bulging of the eye.
  • Fuch’s Dystrophy: This condition causes the endothelial cells to die off slowly over time and can eventually lead to blindness when left untreated.
  • Pterygium: Pterygium is a growth that appears on the surface of the cornea and is typically caused by excessive UV exposure. While rarely serious, it can cause irritation and vision problems.

Retina Problems

The retina is another area where we see problems. If these issues are left untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss. Come into Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology any time you notice a problem with your vision to ensure we catch any retinal problems early.

Some of the common retinal conditions we treat include:

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve. It occurs when the drainage system in the eye becomes blocked, causing the intraocular pressure to increase to a point where the eye starts to press on the optic nerve. By checking your intraocular pressure each time you come into the office, we can catch glaucoma before it becomes an even more serious concern.

Ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the levator muscle that raises the upper eyelid becomes weak and stretched out over time. This leads to a droopy eyelid that can block your vision. With ptosis surgery, we can tighten the muscle to ensure you achieve visual clarity.

About Annandale, VA

Annandale is located in northern Fairfax County, VA, and is home to a population of just over 42,000. It’s where you can find the largest and oldest branch of the Northern Virginia Community College and the Green Spring Gardens. Annandale is also home to a number of historic sites, parks, and nature centers.

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