LASIK Surgery in Arlington, Virginia
Patients seeking LASIK surgery and other forms of laser eye surgery in Arlington, Virginia can benefit from the cutting-edge treatments offered by Drs. Nguyen, Parver, Patel, Rajjoub, and Bui at Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology.
Our skilled team of ophthalmologists and eye surgeons can treat the following eye disorders at our office just outside of Arlington:
Some of the common conditions we treat include corneal problems like dry eye, keratitis (cornea inflammation), and fleshy growths called pterygium. Treatment options for cornea disorders may involve removal of the damaged corneal layers with laser surgery or surgical methods such as corneal cross-linking, corneal transplant, or anterior lamellar keratoplasty.
Retina problems are another category of eye conditions we treat. Common retinal problems include macular degeneration or damage to the center of the retina, floaters and flashes, and retinal detachment or tears. Laser surgery, a vitrectomy surgical procedure, or a freezing technique called cryopoxy can be used to address various conditions.
Ptosis (sagging eyelids) is both a medical and cosmetic concern that can be treated with ptosis surgery or blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty addresses heavy undereye bags, sagging skin, and excess skin or fat on the upper and lower eyelids. Ptosis surgery is primarily used to tighten the levator muscle in the upper eyelid.
Some of the most popular laser eye surgeries we offer include:
LASIK surgery is the most popular type of laser eye surgery in the United States. It is used to treat refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These conditions develop when the cornea is misshapen. During the LASIK procedure, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea so that light rays can properly focus on the retina in the back of the eye.
PRK is an alternative laser refractive surgery for patients who are not candidates for LASIK. The procedure was developed before LASIK and remains effective today. While LASIK only creates a flap in the cornea, PRK completely removes the thin outer layer of the cornea. A new layer of corneal tissue will regrow in about one week and clear vision will gradually improve as the eye heals.
Cataracts are clumps of protein that build up on the eye’s lens, causing the lens to thicken, lose flexibility, and become cloudy. Laser cataract surgery in Arlington, VA is one of the safest forms of cataract removal because the cutting-edge laser allows for precision and accuracy. The laser will carefully break up the cataract and remove the cloudy lens. Next, an artificial lens (intraocular lens) will be placed into the eye as a permanent replacement.
Glaucoma can be a dangerous eye condition because people often do not know they have it until serious symptoms become noticeable. There are two types of glaucoma: open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Both develop when the eye’s drainage system is blocked and fluid builds up in the eye, creating high intraocular pressure. As pressure increases, the eye is pushed back onto the optic nerve which can cause permanent vision loss. Laser surgery or more traditional surgery methods in an operating room can be used to treat glaucoma and improve symptoms.
Implantable collamer lenses are inserted into the eye during a common eye procedure known as ICL to correct refractive errors. During the procedure, an artificial lens is placed in front of the natural lens in the eye and behind the iris. This permanent solution offers a more long-term solution with less maintenance than contact lenses. This surgery requires the need for no tissue removal and is a great alternative option for individuals thinking of laser procedures.
Arlington, VA is located on the bank of the Potomac River in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is home to about 232,000 people. It is well known as the location of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and several other government headquarters. Various memorials including the Marine Corps War Memorial and the Air Force Memorial memorial pay tribute to the nation’s history.