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Surgeries Offered

In addition to offering both routine and medical eye exams, Everett And Hurite offers a range of procedures and services designed to help improve your vision and the overall health of your eyes. If an issue arises during an examination, your ophthalmologist will recommend the best procedure to address that issue. We will also refer you to an off-site eye care professional if the situation calls for additional assistance.

Here is a full list of the surgeries and procedures offered on-site at Everett And Hurite:

  • Cataract Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: The term "cataract" refers to a medical condition where the lens of one eye or both eyes begins clouding over. The lens is supposed to be clear, but when a cataract develop, the lens becomes opaque and is unable to focus light onto the retina of the eye; this typically leads to blurry vision and even partial or complete blindness in advanced cases.
    • What This Surgery Entails: During cataract surgery the clouded lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a man-made intraocular lens, or IOL. The procedure is not painful and the artificial lens, which is permanent, will need no special care after surgery.
  • Premium Lens Cataract Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: Premium lens surgery may be considered when cataracts develop in one or both eyes, the same as normal cataract surgery.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Premium lens cataract surgery goes a step beyond "normal" cataract replacement surgery in that it uses IOLs that address patients' vision needs, specifically near and far vision (Multifocal Lens) or astigmatism (Toric Lens). Patients who opt for premium surgeries, however, will need to consider the cost of the procedure, as insurance companies and Medicare typically only cover standard cataract surgeries.
  • Glaucoma Laser Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: Glaucoma is an eye condition that develops when the eye's optic nerve becomes damaged.  This nerve acts as the connection between our eyes and our brains, allowing us to perceive light and wavelengths as solid images. Often times, the internal pressure of the eye is elevated in this condition. This increased pressure causes damage. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause permanent blindness.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Laser surgery is a popular glaucoma treatment option as it’s effective, non-invasive and painless. Depending on the cause of a patients’ glaucoma, laser surgeries will target different cells in the eye to help relieve the building pressure on the optic nerve. Patients should always review the pros and cons of this surgery versus other treatment options before undergoing the procedure.
  • Retina Laser Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: The retina of the eye can experience a variety of problems for a number of reasons. Some of these problems include but are not limited tears, swelling, hemorrhaging, and leaking. Without treatment, retinal issues can lead to blurry vision, floaters and even blindness.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Just like in cases of glaucoma, laser surgeries can target different parts of the eye to treat retinal issues, depending on the source of the problem. These treatments are non-invasive and painless, and usually take less than 30 minutes to complete.
  • Injections For Macular Degeneration
    • Why You May Need Them: Macular degeneration, a condition that commonly affects older adults, occurs when the macula (a central part of the retina) begins to degenerate. In the "Dry" type, blood vessels thin and become brittle. In the "Wet" type, blood vessels leak blood and fluid. In either case, partial or legal blindness can result.
    • What This Procedure Entails: There is currently no cure for this condition. However, injections of anti vascular endothelial growth factor can treat certain types of macular degeneration, specifically “wet macular degeneration.” Regular injections will be needed to help treat this condition.
  • Botox Injections
    • Why You May Need Them: While Botox is typically thought of as a treatment for cosmetic issues, it can also be used to treat eyelid spasms, eye muscle disorders, and other similar musculofacial conditions. Botox can reduce the frequency of muscle spasms and even help to realign eyes that are slight unfocused.
    • What This Procedure Entails: Patients who undergo Botox injections for eye issues will need regular injections to control the symptoms of their eye condition.
  • Eyelid Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a functional or cosmetic procedure that lifts sagging or drooping eyelids. If your vision is obstructed by the sagging eyelid, the procedure may be considered medically necessary.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Eyelid surgery helps to reduce sagging or drooping by tightening muscle and tissue around the eyelid. It also removes excess fat and skin that have developed or been deposited over time. However, since the aging process will continue after surgery, this procedure’s results will not be permanent.
  • Dermal Filler Injections
    • Why You May Need Them: Dermal filler injections are a cosmetic procedure that can also address issues of sagging. These injections can compliment eyelid surgery. They're best used around the mouth and midface, and may be used under the eyes.
    • What This Procedure Entails: Dermal filler injections typically contain a "volume replacement gel" of some sort. When injected into an area of skin, the gel helps to add some volume to sagging tissues, lifting sagging skin. Like Botox, however, these injections will not have a permanent effect.
  • Strabismus Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: Strabismus surgery is a corrective surgery for Strabismus, a medical issue where the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. This condition is commonly referred to as “cross-eyed” outside of the medical community.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Strabismus surgery allows medical professionals to realign the eyes by either loosening or tightening the key muscles that control them. This realignment will adjust the natural setting of the eye, giving it a normal appearance and ultimately allowing it to function more normally. Patients will be put under anesthesia for the procedure.
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Why You May Need It: "Vitreoretinal eye surgery" is a term that refers to several different procedures, each of which address problems deep in the eye, specifically where the retina and gel-like vitreous of the eye are found. You may need a vitreoretinal procedure if you develop an eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic vitreous hemorrhage, macular hole, a detached retina, or epiretinal membrane.
    • What This Surgery Entails: Vitreoretinal eye surgeries may use either lasers or standard surgical instruments to correct vision problems within the eye. Due to the varied nature of the conditions these procedures treat, guidelines on what to expect are best discussed with a doctor should a patient receive this diagnosis