Dr. Barad performs the following surgical procedures:
- Blephoroplasty A surgical procedure that repairs drooping eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids can stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral or side vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate such impaired vision and tighten the lids to give you a younger look.
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) Glaucoma patients require medical treatment to decrease the intraocular pressure in their eyes to prevent progression of the disease. Not all patients are good candidates for eye drop medications because of the monthly cost and issues with compliance. Many of our patients elect to have an SLT procedure to lower their pressure without the use of eye drops. SLT uses a laser that treats specific cells "selectively,” leaving untreated portions of the trabecular meshwork intact. SLT can be repeated and can be used with medications.
- Eye Lid Surgery Dr. Barad performs specific eyelid surgery to correct entropion and ectropion, conditions where the eyelids turn toward the eye or flop away from the eye. Both conditions can cause redness and irritation of the affected eye.
- Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Procedures
- YAG Laser Capsulotomy The most common occurrence after cataract surgery is clouding of the membrane (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification. If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may need to have this type of laser surgery.