LASIK Eye Surgery in Tysons, Virginia
If you are seeking eye care in Tysons, Virginia, look no further than Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology. Drs. Anh Nguyen, MD, David Parver, MD, Roshni Patel, OD, Lamise Rajjoub, MD, and Hayley Bui, OD, are a highly skilled team of ophthalmologists and eye surgeons who work with compassion and treat each patient as their family while offering exceptional medical care.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most popular type of laser vision surgery in the US. Patients with refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism can benefit from the long-term results of this vision correction procedure. LASIK surgery uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea so that light can properly focus on the retina in the back of the eye. Most patients no longer need to wear glasses or contacts after their procedure.
PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery that might be preferred for patients who have already undergone a LASIK procedure or those with a more active lifestyle. During the PRK procedure, the thin outer layer of the cornea will be removed rather than creating a corneal flap. Like LASIK surgery, PRK is used to correct refractive errors and correct blurry vision.
Due to the many developments in medical technology, the highly innovative implantable collamer lens offers a great alternative for contact lens users and laser candidates. Without the need for tissue removal or daily maintenance, this artificial lens corrects refractive errors in the eye. During your procedure, this implanted lens is conveniently placed in front of the natural lens in your eye and behind the iris correcting any refractive errors.
Advancements in medical technology have made laser surgery possible as a safer and more reliable form of cataract removal. During laser cataract surgery, a 3D map of the eye will be created so that the laser can be precisely focused on the cataract. The cataract will be broken apart and removed along with the affected lens. The last step is to insert an intraocular lens (IOL) which permanently replaces the eye’s natural lens.
Our highly skilled team of ophthalmologists in Tysons, Virginia offers treatments for a variety of cornea problems, retina disorders, and other eye conditions.
Dry eye and pterygium are some of the more common cornea conditions that can be treated with prescription eye drops or surgical excision. Another type of cornea problem is keratoconus, which causes the dome-shaped cornea to bulge outward in a dome shape. This results in blurry vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. There are a few different treatment options for keratoconus: penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant), DMEK which only replaces the innermost layers of the cornea, and corneal cross-linking which uses liquid riboflavin to strengthen the cornea.
The retina is located in the back of the eye and is largely responsible for vision. Flashes and floaters are a common concern that are often harmless but they could be a sign of retinal detachment or broken blood vessels in the eyes. If symptoms do not improve on their own or a retinal tear is discovered during your examination, surgery or cryopexy can be discussed. Macular degeneration is another common condition that most often affects people over the age of 60. Symptoms typically progress slowly over several years.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that affects the optic nerve in the back of the eye. This condition is caused by a blockage in the eye’s drainage system, leading to a buildup of fluid that creates pressure in the eye. As pressure builds, the eye pushes against the optic nerve, which can cause blurred vision or permanent blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma can sometimes be treated with medications but may require laser or operating room surgery.
Ptosis refers to a weakened or stretched levator muscle in the upper eyelid, resulting in sagging eyelids. When the eyelids droop downwards, they can block the field of vision. Our team of eye surgeons offers ptosis surgery to correct this type of eyelid drooping and restore a clear field of vision. Blepharoplasty is another type of eyelid surgery that is more commonly used for cosmetic purposes. However, it also has medical benefits for patients with ptosis. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids to remove excess or sagging skin and improve the look of heavy undereye bags.
Tysons, VA is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area and has a population of approximately 25,000 people. Tysons is considered the central business district in Fairfax County and a regional business district. Companies such as Capital One, DXC Technology, Hilton Worldwide, and more all have their headquarters in this city.