Refractive (PRK, LASIK) and Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Woman Receiving Laser Vision Correction

Patients that see Dr. Turner for their eye health examinations and vision correction for glasses or contact lenses may decide on a more permanent vision correction (PRK or LASIK surgery) that may eliminate the need for glasses or contacts in the future. In addition, some patients may have vision impairment from cataracts that have progressed to the point that they interfere with their normal daily routines. To address the vision needs of these patients, Dr. Turner has made co-management arrangements with local, experienced eye surgeons who routinely perform PRK, LASIK or Cataract surgery.

PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) Surgery is performed by an experienced eye surgeon trained in the use of the latest laser(s) to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Dr. Turner will recommend a few qualified PRK eye surgeons from which the patient can choose for this type of surgical procedure. Once the patient has selected the PRK eye surgeon, the eye surgeon’s office will contact the patient and schedule their surgery. After the surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for all follow-up examinations and monitor the recovery.

LASIK Surgery, like PRK surgery, is performed by an experienced eye surgeon trained in the use of specialized laser instruments designed to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Dr. Turner will recommend a few qualified LASIK eye surgeons from which the patient can choose. Once the patient has selected the eye surgeon, the surgeon’s office will contact the patient and schedule their LASIK surgery. After LASIK surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for all follow-up examinations and monitor their recovery.

Cataract Surgery involves the removal of the clouded lens of the patient’s eye and replacement with an artificial lens that will provide them with clearer and correct their myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism (if the specific lens for astigmatism correction is closed by the patient and the eye surgeon). There are artificial lens options available that also correct presbyopia so that patients can see both distance and near after their surgery. Dr. Turner will recommend a few qualified Cataract eye surgeons from which the patient can choose. Once the patient has selected the eye surgeon, the eye surgeon’s office will contact the patient and schedule their cataract surgery. After the surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for all follow-up examinations and then monitor their recovery.

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