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Nashville Eye Group

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5505 Edmondson Pike Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone: 615-331-8688
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Eye Surgery

Eye Surgery

Eyeglasses have been a traditional solution for correcting vision problems for many centuries.  When contact lenses arrived on the scene, they offered a new practical solution for restoring vision.  Now, an increasing number of eye surgery options have been developed as alternatives to glasses or contacts.

Eye Surgery Evolution

Advanced technology has made it possible to reshape eyes and restore vision for many people from all walks of life.  Surgical techniques and tools have rapidly evolved over the past two decades to create procedures that are both safe and helpful.
Corrective surgeries for eyes now include everything from using lasers to reshape the cornea surface to inserting artificial lenses.  These procedures correct how light entering the eye is process – leading to much sharper vision in patients.

The state of the cornea is a determining factor in these surgeries.  Thinner corneas with a high degree of myopia (nearsightedness), for example, usually require a more invasive surgery to reshape the eye surface enough to improve vision.

Types of Eye Surgeries

Laser correction surgeries offer a snapshot of evolution in eye surgeries.  Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) became the first successful surgery to change the shape of the cornea through removing tissue.  The FDA approved PRK in 1995 and it is still widely used early in the 21st Century.  With PRK, it only takes a few days for vision improvements to be realized.

LASIK followed on the heels of PRK.  It involves cutting a thin flap in the outer covering of the eye to reshape the cornea.  Unlike PRK, it only takes a few hours to gain sharper vision with LASIK surgery.  There is some risk of suffering dry eye and other complications, such as halos around bright lights, until the flap fully heals.  LASIK can be done with the aid of a mechanical cutting tool, using all lasers or incorporating wavefront technology that measure how light hits the eye.

Nearsighted patients are not alone in benefiting from surgeries.  Farsightedness can be corrected as well.  Both PRK and LASIK may be used to correct farsightedness in many patients.

Some eye surgeries require implanting new artificial lenses to produce vision improvements.  Implantable lenses similar to contact lenses can correct more severe levels of nearsightedness.  These artificial lenses go permanently over the natural lens in the eye.  Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) takes it a step further and replaces the natural lens with an artificial lens of a different shape.  RLE is done to correct extreme farsightedness.

Eye Surgery Considerations

Our eyes change as we age, so some corrective surgeries are not a good option for everyone.  People under 18, for example, are not good candidates for laser eye surgeries because their eyes change rapidly as their bodies are growing.
Health also factors into eye surgeries.  If you have diabetes or other medical conditions that impact eyesight, certain eye surgeries may pose serious risks.

Welcome

Welcome!

At Nashville Eye Group, we are committed to using the latest technology available in order to provide the highest quality eye care. We specialize in providing the most advanced products in the industry. From infants to seniors, we are able to provide for all your eye care needs. We promise you will be treated like family.

This website was created for you, our patients. In it you can find just about anything you want to know about your eyes and our practice. We hope you find it very helpful.

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am5:00pm
Thursday7:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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