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Eye surgery can change your life for the better, but you want to trust your vision to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Manche. Serving the Palo Alto and surrounding communities, he is considered among the top in his field. His skill in performing LASIK and other refractive surgeries has been proven over his career. If you're interested in cataract, LASIK, or another type of eye surgery, schedule a consultation.
LASIK is a surgical procedure designed to reshape your cornea. This refractive eye surgery improves your vision, correcting conditions such as astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. The cornea is the part of the eye that focuses light onto the retina. When you have vision problems, the cornea sends light to a position slightly off from its destination. Usually, glasses or contacts change the angle of focus to correct the problem, but so, too, does LASIK surgery.
Cataract surgery is for people who have developed cataracts over their eyes, causing cloudy vision. A cataract surgeon uses either a laser or a blade to remove the clouded lens over the eye. To ensure proper vision, he replaces your eye's defective lens with an artificial intraocular lens. The procedure is often an outpatient procedure and restores vision to most people. Those who have macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma may not see improved vision because the cataracts were not the sole cause of vision loss in people with these conditions.
The use of lasers to make incisions in the eye necessitates an experienced hand. Eye surgery has several risks and complications that may be more likely with inexperienced surgeons. When selecting a surgeon, consider his or her expertise in addition to the record of the equipment to be used. These factors should matter more than finding the lowest cost. Your vision is priceless. Don't put it at risk just to save money.
For a qualified eye surgeon, contact our Santa Clara office today at (650) 498-7020. Dr. Manche works out of the Stanford Eye Laser Center, which is conveniently located to anyone in San Jose, Palo Alto, Stanford, Santa Rosa, and the surrounding areas. You only get one set of eyes. Treat them well by letting an expert care for them. Dr. Edward E. Manche is here to help you see the world clearer.