Because your eyesight is as precious to us as it is to you
your eyes have been injured or your vision affected by age, disease
or deformity, your doctor may recommend surgery to improve your
Novant Health, we can help. Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled
and trained in many advanced sight restoration surgeries.
cataract removal - In
addition to traditional cataract procedures, which use either
surgical tools or sound waves to gently break the cataract into small
pieces for easy removal, we also offer state-of-the-art LenSx®
laser cataract surgery. This revolutionary bladeless surgery provides
a more precise option for cataract removal and is the first laser
surgery of its kind to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for cataract removal in the United States.
advanced computer technology, we first map your eye with remarkable
detail. Then, your surgeon uses this map to create a customized
surgical plan specifically for you.
During surgery, each incision is
precisely defined, and the size, shape and location of each incision
are tailored to fit the unique structure of your eye. This level of
precision helps ensure all incisions seal properly without stitches,
reducing the risk of infection.
cataract surgery is typically paid for by Medicare and many insurance
companies, the advanced nature of LenSx laser surgery may require an
out-of-pocket fee. We will provide you with specific information
about the cost of the procedure and financing options during your
consultation, but please contact your individual insurance carrier
prior to surgery to confirm your specific eligibility and coverage
care to meet your ophthalmology needs
Health ophthalmologists also have comprehensive expertise in:
lens replacement surgery,
multifocal and toric implants.
surgery, including the latest
techniques for reducing pressure inside the eye that can damage the
eye surgery, including
strabismus surgery (to correct misalignment of the eyes); opening of
blocked tear ducts; and pediatric cataract, glaucoma and eyelid
surgery, including partial and
full thickness transplants, and removal of the pterygium, a membrane
that can obstruct the cornea and irritate the eyelid.
surgery, including retinal
detachment repair, diabetic retinopathy treatment and macular conditions.
strabismus surgery to correct
misalignment of the eyes.
plastic surgery, such as
cosmetic and functional blepharoplasty to correct problems with the
eyelid, reconstructive eyelid surgery and tear duct surgery.
Novant Health ophthalmologists can discuss all options with you, both
surgical and nonsurgical, to ensure that you receive the best eye