Leading-Edge Eye Surgery
There’s never been a more exciting time in the field of ophthalmology and ophthalmologic surgery as evolving technology continues to offer patients a variety of options and new techniques for treating common eye conditions and disease. At Jennersville Regional Hospital, recent enhancements to our Surgery Center equipment now offer patients these technologies closer to home. Long a provider of outpatient ophthalmology services, the Surgery Center is now offering retinal procedures with the addition of two fellowship trained retinal surgeons to its Medical Staff.
Using contemporary diagnostic and surgical techniques, our ophthalmologists treat all eye diseases and conditions: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and eye trauma. Our surgical capabilities include using lasers in the office setting or the operating room equipment.
Immensely powerful lasers are used for many surgeries, and instruments, such as the phacoemulsifier that breaks up cataracts, offers patients the precision and quality of care needed for delicate eye procedures without the need to travel elsewhere for care. Technology has advanced to the point where eye surgery is done on an outpatient basis, while still offering advantages of the hospital setting with a team of nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians that work together on a regular basis.
Adults have varied surgical options for vision improvements and some of Jennersville Regional Hospital’s surgical services include:
Using a small incision, no stitch, no needle surgical technique, patients now have the opportunity to customize their surgical procedure by choosing either an astigmatism-correcting lens or a multifocal lens. These specialized intraocular lenses provide patients the best chance for spectacle freedom available today and are great for patients with an active lifestyle.
Using the Infinity Vision System, a phacoemulsifier, our surgeons perform customized cataract surgery with increased surgical control and safety. It provides our patients with better surgical outcomes and a higher level of safety than with traditional cataract removal technologies.
If medication and other techniques do not bring needed results, surgical management of glaucoma may be required to release the pressure within the eye. Jennersville Regional Hospital recently began offering trabeculectomy, a type of surgery most often used to reduce the pressure associated with glaucoma. Studies have found that trabeculectomy significantly reduces future visual field loss and lowers pressure in the eyes.
Retinal Detachment and Diabetes Retinopathy
Thanks to the advancement of devices such as Jennersville Regional Hospital’s new Constellation® Vision System, surgically repairing damaged retinas is now possible in your own community. One of most common methods of repairing a retinal detachment is vitrectomy, a microsurgical procedure that repairs disorders once considered inoperable.
If you or a loved one needs eye surgery, a consultation with a Jennersville Regional Hospital ophthalmologist is your first step. All of the ophthalmologists associated with our Surgery Center are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and several members have advanced fellowship training in a sub-specialty of Ophthalmology.
A list of physicians including their training and certifications can be found by clicking here.
Our team of caring physicians, nurses and technicians are completely dedicated to one goal: improving your vision.