WHAT IS AN ARTIFICIAL IRIS?
The iris of your eye serves many other functions beyond determining eye color; it is also responsible for controlling the amount of light that enters the eye by widening or constricting the pupils. Individuals who suffer from a condition known as aniridia (a genetic absence of the iris) or trauma to this structure may have a severe vision impairment, along with a sensitivity to light. Aside from the visual side effects, these people can also experience emotional distress at the appearance of their eyes. To address these issues, our board-certified ophthalmologists are thrilled to perform artificial iris surgery at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX.
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"Been going here for 30 years. They are highly trained"- C.M. / Facebook / Oct 27, 2020
"Dr. Maverick saw me after I went to an ER for eye pain. I was told that I had a corneal ulcer and to follow up with an Ophthalmologist. He saw me right away and it luckily it was not an ulcer, but was something else and wearing my contacts made it worse. I am so grateful for him and his staff that got me in right away and made me feel so comfortable. I cannot wait until my ICL procedure coming up soon and to be free from contacts and glasses!!"- E.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 16, 2020
"I had LASIK done by Dr. Lehmann, 20/20 vision the very next day! Although the procedure itself was uncomfortable, it was fairly quick & I was back to my normal routine the very next morning! Dr. Lehmann even saw me the next day to make sure I was recovering well, thank you so much! 👀"- V.F. / Facebook / Oct 12, 2020
HOW IS ARTIFICIAL IRIS SURGERY DONE?
Artificial iris surgery requires the use of a local anesthetic to optimize your comfort. Before we begin, we will place a device over the eye to prevent any blinking or movement. We will then make a tiny incision into the eye where one of our ophthalmologists will place the artificial iris delicately and precisely. Since the piece itself is very flexible and thin, it can be placed with ease and is held in place by the neighboring structures. The duration time of your surgery will depend on whether or not you're having both eyes treated in one appointment or if you're having another procedure alongside artificial iris surgery.
AM I A candidate for artificial iris surgery?
Patients born with aniridia or have endured trauma to their iris may be suffering from severe vision impairment that gets in the way of their daily life and functioning. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our team is proud to offer these individuals advanced surgical procedures to enhance their eye health, improve their vision, and in turn, make their lives easier and more enjoyable. To find out if you could be a candidate for artificial iris surgery, get in touch with our office and schedule your consultation.