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Phillips Eye Institute

Surgical services

Phillips Eye Institute’s comprehensive surgical services team, which includes surgeons, registered nurses, surgical technologists, registered nurse anesthetists and an array of support staff, are all specially trained in the field of eye care. Their expertise, skill and compassion, provide our patients with the highest quality surgical care available.

More than 10,300 surgical procedures are performed each year at Phillips Eye Institute including both inpatient and outpatient (same day) surgeries. Our operating rooms (ORs) are equipped with the latest surgical technology, offering patients the confidence and comfort they need when facing a surgical procedure.

Types of surgeries performed:

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Cataract

Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a clouded lens (cataract) from the eye. Cataracts are removed to improve vision. The procedure almost always includes placing an artificial lens in the eye.

Learn more about cataract surgery.

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Corneal

Refractive corneal surgery corrects mild-to-moderate nearsightedness. If you are nearsighted, you have trouble seeing things that are far away.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP).

Learn more about glaucoma.

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Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that damages the center of the retina, which is called the macula. This makes it difficult to see fine details.

Learn more about macular degeneration.

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Ocular oncology

Melanoma of the eye is cancer that occurs in various parts of the eye.

Learn more about ocular oncology.

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Retina

The retina is the internal layer of the eye that receives and transmits focused images. The retina is normally red due to its rich blood supply.

Learn more about retinas and the types of surgeries performed on retinas.

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    Strabismus (adult)

    Strabismus is a disorder in which the eyes do not line up in the same direction when focusing. The condition is more commonly known as "crossed eyes."

    Learn more about strabismus.

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      Vitrectomy

      Retinal detachment repair, also known as Vitrectomy, is eye surgery to place a detached retina back into its normal position. A detached retina means the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye has separated from its supporting layers.

      Learn more about vitrectomy.