LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY NOW AVAILABLE
Providing comprehensive eye care, laser assisted cataract surgery, diabetic eye care and glaucoma treatment with offices in Tacoma and Olympia, Eye MDs of Puget Sound is committed to excellence in ophthalmology. Your vision is our top priority and we strive to provide expert eye care in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.

To make an appointment with Dr. Geissler, please call 253-248-2020. To make an appointment with Dr. Deem, please call 253-272-4600.

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the most advanced medical and surgical technology available for all your eye care needs. We have a full service optical dispensary integrated conveniently within our facilities. Our Board Certified physicians are skilled in the latest treatments for glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. We provide laser assisted cataract surgery and offer multifocal ReSTOR, Tecnis, and Toric intraocular lenses to our patients. We also offer ocular plastic and elective facial plastic surgery procedures as well as Custom LASIK and Epi-LASIK laser eye treatments as part of our comprehensive approach to all your eye care needs.

We appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We realize that your eyesight is a precious gift and we are dedicated to preserving it for a lifetime.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure performed to restore vision.

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Diabetic retinopathy, or weak blood vessels of the eye, is a concern for diabetic patients.

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Glaucoma occurs due to pressure on nerves of the eye and may cause vision loss.

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LASIK laser surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses.

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Cataracts


Eye MDs of Puget Sound is proud to be the first practice to offer patients Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in the South Sound!

Using the LENSAR femtosecond laser system our surgeons can precisely and gently remove your cataract without the use of blades. The end result is more accurate surgery and better vision than obtainable with standard surgical techniques. The video below describes in detail how the bladeless cataract procedure works:

Cataracts present almost universally as we age. The development of and eventual vision loss caused by cataracts frequently leads to cataract surgery, the most commonly performed procedure in the USA. A cataract is a progressive clouding that occurs in the clear lens of the eye - the lens is located inside the eye, suspended just behind the colored iris, and functions to help focus eyesight as light passes through the pupil.

There is no medical treatment for a cataract, only surgery, which is done when vision has become noticeably blurred and is interfering with daily activities. When today's patient has enough vision impairment to require cataract surgery, it is an outpatient procedure that often takes less than 15 minutes, done through a tiny incision, no-stitch, using a thin ultrasound probe that breaks up and gently removes the lens. Sharp focus is then restored by the implantation behind the pupil of a new lens, man-made, called an intraocular lens (IOL).

Recent developments in implant technology now allow our patients to opt for Deluxe IOLs that provide even better optics, and can restore the eye's ability to see clearly both in distance and at near.

National Eye Institute Cataract Facts Page


YAG Capsulotomy

“The After Cataract Laser” Procedure - The natural lens of the eye is situated in an elastic-like capsular bag that holds it in place. When performing cataract surgery, the front portion of the capsule is opened in order to remove the lens. After completely removing the natural lens, the intraocular lens is positioned inside the capsular bag. The capsule holds the intraocular lens and serves as a protective barrier for the back of the eye. Following cataract surgery, the capsule may opacify, causing vision to decrease. Some patients may also experience glare problems when driving at night. This common condition, known as posterior capsular haze or opacification, occurs in as many as 40% of patients who undergo cataract surgery. Posterior capsular haze may occur months or years postoperatively. Posterior capsular haze can be simply treated using a YAG laser. Dilating drops are instilled and the laser is used to create an opening in the center of the cloudy capsule. Most patients notice an instant improvement in their vision, while others experience a gradual improvement over several days. YAG capsulotomy is an out-patient procedure and takes just minutes to perform. After the procedure is complete, you will be free to return to normal activity for the rest of the day. You will be dilated, and however you function with dilated eyes will be what to expect after this procedure.



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