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LASIKSurgery & Recovery
At Gulfcoast Eye Care, we offer a full spectrum of vision care, from eye exams and eyewear to LASIK and cataract surgery. We also provide specialized solutions for a broad range of eye conditions, both common and uncommon. No matter your eye care needs, the team at Gulfcoast Eye Care will give you the high-quality, individualized treatments you deserve to preserve your eye health, now and in the future.
Some of the many medical eye conditions we treat include:
In a properly functioning eye, light is focused directly onto the retina. But with a refractive eye condition, a misshapen cornea or lens causes the light to bend — or refract — in the wrong direction, causing blurry and out-of-focus vision. Refractive eye conditions include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness).
Dry eye disease is caused by poor tear quality or quantity, and symptoms include itchiness, pain, redness, and excess tearing. It can be caused by several factors, including blepharitis, a type of lid margin disease, oil gland dysfunction, and a dry environment.
Lens dislocation occurs when the lens — the disc of tissue behind the pupil that focuses light onto the retina — moves out of position, leading to vision loss. Lens dislocation can be a congenital condition or a result of trauma.
We treat several conditions that affect the retina, including diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the most common cause of severe vision loss in older adults, and it affects the very center of the retina.
Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure inside the eye, which causes progressive, permanent damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to severe vision loss. Glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief” of sight because there are usually no symptoms until vision loss begins to occur.
A pterygium is a growth of white or yellow flesh on the conjunctiva, or the tissue that covers the front of the eye and the insides of the eyelids. This can cause redness and irritation and can affect the vision if it spreads across the pupil.
In addition to providing care for the eyes, Gulfcoast Eye Care offers services that address the structure of the areas around the eyes as well. This includes several different types of eyelid surgery, such as blepharoplasty, and treatment for ectropion and entropion, eyelid skin cancer, and aesthetic treatments.