The Twin Falls Eye Doctor team of Welch, Allan & Associates offers a wide range of eye care services. Providing eye care for the entire family, the broad based doctor setting provides services from routine vision exams to eye surgery. Our physicians are committed to your complete satisfaction and utilize state of the art medical services and products for every procedure. See detailed information of our advanced services offered below.
When a cataract causes bothersome vision problems that interfere with your daily activities, we may recommend surgery to remove the cataract. With cataract surgery, your eye’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant (called an intraocular lens or IOL).
Diseases and Surgery of the Eye
There are many people who suffer from various eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, or even cataracts. If you or someone you know is suffering from one of these eye diseases, know that there is help for you. Doctors have found various surgeries and procedures that can help to control these eye diseases you may be suffering from. Whether it’s in the form of cataract surgery or laser surgery, there is treatment out there. Having routine eye exams can help you and your doctor decide which route is the best one to take to help control and monitor the progression of the disease.
Before choosing to have LASIK vision corrective surgery, it is essential that you have a comprehensive eye exam and LASIK consultation. This eye exam may be performed by your eye doctor. During the comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will determine your prescription and evaluate the health of your eyes to make sure that you are a good candidate for LASIK. During this consultation, your eye doctor will help you to look into various LASIK surgery options and provide you with pre-op and post-operative surgery services.
Emergency Eye Care
An eye emergency occurs anytime you have chemicals or a foreign object in your eye, or when an injury or burn affects your eye area. If you are suffering from swelling, pain in your eyes, or redness, without proper treatment your eye damage could potentially lead to partial loss of vision or even blindness. Make sure to be cautious, especially with your eyes. Eye injuries can happen anywhere, even in places where you least expect them. Make sure to use caution and to call our office if you are suffering from an eye emergency. Our doctors are more than willing to help you, and your eyes.
As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. This lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excessive skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. This excess skin can cause wrinkles, bulges, and it can get in the way of seeing properly. Eyelid surgery, such as an eyelift or blepharoplasty, reduces bagginess and excess skin therefore giving relief to individuals. Many times this surgery is done for cosmetic reasons, but it is also a very effective way to improve sight for older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.
Eye Muscle Surgery
Eye muscle repair is surgery to correct eye muscle problems that cause strabismus or crossed eyes. The main goal of this surgery is to restore the eye muscles to a proper position. It is most often done on children, however, adults with similar eye problems may also have it done. To strengthen a particular muscle, a section of the muscle or tendon may be removed to make it shorter and stronger. An eye muscle may need to be loosened, therefor by adding or lengthening a muscle, this goal can be achieved. Strabismus surgery loosens or tightens eye muscles, which changes the alignment of the eyes relative to each other.
Laser Treatment for Glaucoma, Diabetes, and Macular Degeneration
There are many people who are suffering from eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes. To further help these individuals, there are various laser treatments to help control these eye conditions. Laser trabeculoplasty is helpful in treating people whose glaucoma continues to get worse in spite of medicine treatment. Laser photocoagulation is done to help reduce the risk of vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy. It is also used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration only. Although these lasers may not restore vision that has already been lost, it may help reduce the risk of future vision loss.
Low Vision Evaluation and Aids
There are numerous tips and devices to help you remain independent with low vision, including making things brighter and bigger, reorganizing your home or work environment, using audio books and devices and more. If you have low vision, you can greatly improve your quality of life through vision rehabilitation. Low vision rehabilitation teaches you how to use your remaining vision more effectively.