Other Eye Services
At The Jackson Clinic, our ophthalmologists can treat a variety of eye diseases and sight problems. Some of the more common services offered include:
Pterygium, also known as surfer’s eye, is a condition that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors. At The Jackson Clinic, this growth of pink, fleshy tissue that grows on the white of the eye can be removed through a surgical procedure.
Glaucoma evaluation and management
Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss. Ophthalmologists at The Jackson Clinic evaluate patients for glaucoma and, together with the patient, determine the best treatment option on a case-by-case basis.
Surgery is sometimes needed to lessen the affects of glaucoma. At The Jackson Clinic, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), YAG laser and tube-shunt surgery are all available means of treating glaucoma with surgery.
Sometimes, patients who undergo cataract surgery experience a consequence called posterior capsule opacification (PCO). In this case, ophthalmologists at The Jackson Clinic can use a laser to open up this scar tissue through a relatively quick and simple procedure.
Patients with diabetes may find that their disease affects their eyes, causing diabetic retinopathy. Jackson Clinic ophthalmologists work to do careful diabetic eye exams and treat diabetic retinopathy when it occurs.
Most plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes falls into the category of ocuoloplastic surgery. Options at The Jackson Clinic include blepharoplasty, which is the repair or construction of an eyelid, and chalazion removal, which removes a benign lump from an eyelid. Ophthalmologists can also remove skin cancer from the eyelid and around the eye. Other procedures include entropion and ectropion repairs, which correct inverted and outwardly turned eyelids, respectfully.
Dry eye evaluation and management
Patients at times suffer from dry eye, which is a condition in which tears are not able to provide enough moisture. The eye can become dry, red and inflamed and treatment with prescription drops is necessary to reduce dryness.
Sometimes vision problems are related to the brain. Examples of this include diplopia, or double vision, and sudden loss of vision. Jackson Clinic ophthalmologists work to understand the cause of these issues in each patient and try to improve the symptoms.
Pediatric eye exams
Children sometimes need special eye examinations to correct eye problems, including crossing or poor vision, lazy eye, amblyopia, strabismus and nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Any of these issues can be looked into by Jackson Clinic ophthalmologists.
Dilated eye exams for glasses and contacts
The Jackson Clinic offers basic dilated eye exams in which patients are examined for refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia). In the case that their vision needs correcting, patients are then fitted for glasses or contacts.