Ophthalmology Surgeons in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center (Iowa City ASC) is leading the way in Ophthalmology surgery. Cataract surgery and Retina surgery are the two most common procedures performed at Iowa City ASC.

Retina Surgery

The most common retina surgery performed at Iowa City ASC is to repair a retinal detachment. Surgery is the only treatment for a retinal detachment. Generally, the gel that pulls on the retina is replaced with a gas bubble. Almost all retinal detachments can be repaired with scleral buckle surgery, pneumatic retinopexy, or vitrectomy.

Cataracts

Cataract Surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries performed at Iowa City ASC. We perform over 1,900 cataract surgeries a year.

There are many different types of cataracts and most of them are tied to aging. About 50% of Americans will have dealt with cataracts by the time they are 80 years old. To learn more about the most common types of cataracts and what to expect from surgery, CLICK HERE.

 

At Iowa City ASC, our team of ophthalmologists cares about our patients and wants to restore their vision with the latest technology and techniques.

VerifEye+

Iowa City ASC was the first center in Iowa to start using ORA with VerifEye+ technology during cataract surgeries. ORA with VerifEye+ technology provides key intra-operative measurements for refractive cataract surgery to improve precision of surgical implantation of intra-ocular lenses.

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The ORA with VerifEye+ technology, with its intra-operative data collection during cataract surgery, helps increase surgeon confidence and better treat cataract patients with astigmatism and presbyopia. Ultimately, this technology is designed to improve patient outcomes and the overall post-surgical experience. It benefits the surgeon and the patients alike.

Ophthalmology procedures at Iowa City ASC are performed in an outpatient environment. This provides a cost-effective surgical option without sacrificing the quality of care you or your child will receive. The Iowa City ASC Ophthalmology surgeons are demonstrated leaders, committed to providing our patients the latest surgical techniques.

BENEFITS OF OUTPATIENT EYE SURGERY AT IOWA CITY AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER:

  • Cost savings for you and your insurance company
  • Patient-centered care tailored to your needs
  • Award winning, quality care
  • Easy to schedule your procedure
  • Less exposure to patients with other types of infection or serious illness

BENEFITS OF OUTPATIENT EYE SURGERY AT IOWA CITY AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER:

  • Cost savings for you and your insurance company.
  • Patient-centered care tailored for your needs.
  • Award winning quality of care.
  • Easy to schedule your procedure.
  • Less exposure to patients with other types of infection, serious illness.
  • At 9 months old, Logan began having chronic ear problems. He went from his energetic self to chronic pain. By three years old Logan was a new kid. His surgeries at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center had restored his energy and relieved his pain. Logan’s mom said he had a very positive outcome and she noted how compassionate and caring the Iowa City ASC staff was.

    Logan - ENT Patient
  • Dave Scholz has been a mountain bike addict and adventure seeker for over 20 years. At the age of 40 he suffered a rotator cuff injury after a ski accident then went on to re-injure his shoulder. After his last surgery he came to Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. He loved the convenience of Iowa City ASC, his ability to easily schedule, and the follow up of the Iowa City ASC staff after the surgery.

    Dave - Orthopedic Patient
  • The care I experienced at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center was excellent. Everyone was friendly, nice and made my experience convenient…I would suggest to others that they consider Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center for their operation. It’s all around a better experience whether it’s cataract surgery or any other procedure you can have.

    Dr. Don Merryman - Cataract Patient
  • My overall experience was great! If I ever have any back issues again, I would no doubt feel comfortable going back to Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. The pain I experienced the morning before my surgery was gone after my surgery when I woke up and went to post-op. I couldn’t believe that in a few short hours I could feel like myself again. Everyone at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center was very kind, knew what they were doing and I could tell they enjoyed working there. In my eyes, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center is top notch.

    Courtney Mauer - Spine Patient

CATARACTS - WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO TREAT THEM

Cataract Surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries performed at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center. We perform over 1,400 cataract surgeries a year.

Learn more about:

  • What different types of cataracts there are
  • Who is at risk
  • What to expect from cataract surgery
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Common Symptoms of Cataracts

The most common symptoms of cataract formation is that your vision will become increasingly blurry.

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Cataracts -
The Basics

It is common for adults
over 60 to begin to develop cataracts that will affect their vision.

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Facts About Cataracts

Cataracts occur as the lens in your eye become cloudy. If not treated, your vision will continue to worsen as the cataract grows.