What Types of Eye Surgeries are Performed at Woolfson Eye Institute?

Dr. Gabriela Gutierrez
What Types of Eye Surgeries are Performed at Woolfson Eye Institute?

At Woolfson Eye Institute we have multiple eye surgeons specializing in diagnosing, treating, and managing a variety of conditions affecting various parts of the eye. Let’s look at some of these conditions (along with eye surgeries) starting with the front of the eye:

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

The eyelids protect and cover the eye and can develop extra skin or lose muscle tone and begin to droop over time.  This condition is call ptosis (the p is silent).  A common surgery to lift the eyelids by removing extra skin or fat is called a blepharoplasty, which can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids.


eye surgery

The next structure, as we move from front to back is the cornea, the clear dome over the colored part of the eye (called the iris).  There are several eye surgeries that are performed on the cornea, with the most common ones being refractive surgeries like laser vision correction (LVC) which include LASIK and PRK.

These are both surgeries that help to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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Corneal Procedures

Woolfson Eye Institute also offers several corneal eye surgeries to treat corneal conditions or disease.


Moving further back in the eye, the crystalline lens is just behind the cornea. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens that develops over time and causes reduced vision.

Several Woolfson eye surgeons offer these procedures.


eyeball diagram

In between the lens and the back of the eye is the vitreous which is a jelly-like substance. A common retina surgery performed by a retinal surgeon is a vitrectomy which includes removal of some or all of the vitreous.

The vitreous is replaced with saline or a bubble made of gas or oil. A vitrectomy is performed to treat problems of the vitreous or retina, for instance when a diabetic patient has severe bleeding that blocks light from focusing properly on the retina.

The most posterior section of the eye is the retina, the sensory membrane that lines the inside of the back of the eye. It has several layers and contains the photoreceptors to allow us to see. A common retina surgery to repair retinal detachments includes a scleral buckle. This is when a band is surgically placed around the eye to push the retina back against the sclera (white of the eye).

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If you have any eye abnormalities or looking for a surgical solution to get rid of glasses and contacts, Woolfson Eye Institute has several skilled eye surgeons who are happy to help! Call today to schedule your appointment to see what type of eye surgery is the right one for you and your eyes.

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