Surgery Co-Management

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

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) to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. 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 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 excimer laser to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Dr. Turner will recommend a few qualified PRK eye surgeons from which the patient can choose for this procedure. Once the patient has selected the eye surgeon, the eye surgeon’s office will see the patient and schedule their surgery. After the surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for follow-up examinations and to monitor their 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 see the patient and schedule their surgery. After the surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for follow-up examinations and to 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 give them clearer vision and correct their myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism (if the specific lens for astigmatism correction is chosen by the patient and the eye surgeon). There are artificial lens options available that can also correct presbyopia, so that patients can see distance and near after the surgery. Dr. Turner will recommend a few qualified Cataract eye surgeon from which the patient can choose. Once the patient has selected the eye surgeon, the eye surgeon’s office will see the patient and schedule their cataract surgery. After the surgery is performed, Dr. Turner will see the patient for follow-up examinations and to monitor their recovery.