Advanced eye care in San Antonio

When it comes to vision, you need expert care you can count on. At Methodist Healthcare, our optometrists and ophthalmologists provide comprehensive eye diagnoses and treatments using the latest advancements in eye care.

We believe in providing excellent eye care for patients of all ages. Whether you are at one of our hospitals for a routine eye examination or cataract surgery, our eye doctors are here for you.

To learn more about the ophthalmology services we provide, call our Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

Your trusted eye specialists

Our ophthalmologists at Methodist Healthcare are trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. They can also diagnose many eye disorders, like glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment.

If your condition requires surgery, our ophthalmologists offer a wide variety of surgical procedures to save your vision. These life-changing operations are usually effective surgeries that prevent further vision loss. Our eye doctors work with patients to create a treatment and recovery plan optimal for each individual.

Eye surgery we provide

We provide a variety of surgical options for patients with eye conditions, including:

Laser eye surgery

LASIK surgery uses precision lasers to reshape the cornea to give the eye more focus. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can all be corrected using laser surgery. Because LASIK surgery is minimally invasive, recovery is easy and the operation is almost completely painless. After the operation, most patients do not need eyeglasses or contact lenses at all.

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery replaces the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy with an artificial lens to restore vision. The most common technique is phacoemulsification, which uses ultrasound vibrations to break the lens into small pieces. Your eye surgeon will then remove the fragments using a tiny vacuum. After the cataract is removed, a new, permanent lens is put into place.

Nearly every cataract surgery is completed without serious complications.

Glaucoma surgery

Glaucoma surgery reduces the amount of pressure in the eye by creating a new opening for fluid to flow through the eye. Although medication is usually used to treat glaucoma, sometimes surgery is needed. There are three primary types of glaucoma surgery:

  • Trabeculectomy: Removes tissue that obstructs eye fluid from draining
  • Tube-shunt surgery: Places a tube inside the eye to allow fluid to drain from the eye
  • Laser trabeculoplasty: Uses a laser to burn tissue into a new opening

These are just some of the vision correction solutions we offer at our facilities in San Antonio. If you feel like you are in need of corrective eye surgery or want to schedule an eye test, contact one of our highly trained physicians today.