Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado
LASIK Eye Surgery & Cataract Surgery in Coronado
About Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado
Welcome to Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado, a trusted member of the San Diego ophthalmology community since 1978. Our focus is on delivering exceptional eye care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
At Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado, we specialize in a wide range of advanced eye procedures designed to enhance your vision and improve your eye health. From Cataract Surgery to innovative Contoura® Vision LASIK to precise PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy), we offer personalized solutions to address your vision requirements.
Our commitment extends beyond vision correction; we also provide specialized treatments like dry eye treatment, which brings relief and comfort to those dealing with dry eye symptoms. Additionally, our expertise includes lifestyle lenses, tailored to your daily activities and visual preferences.
For those facing issues such as pterygium, our skilled team performs pterygium surgery, offering effective solutions to this common eye condition. We also offer Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) for those seeking alternatives to traditional LASIK procedures. Furthermore, our comprehensive services encompass Glaucoma Surgery to manage and treat this eye condition effectively. And if you’re looking for a versatile vision solution, explore the possibilities of Monovision LASIK.
At Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado, our commitment to patient care and advanced technology remains unwavering. Experience the warmth of our personalized environment and the excellence of our eye care services. Your unique vision and eye health needs are our top priority.
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Coronado Vision Correction Procedures
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Cataract surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract. We offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and lifestyle lenses as options for our patients.
Contoura® Vision LASIK
Contoura® Vision LASIK?
Contoura® Vision LASIK is an advanced form of LASIK eye surgery that utilizes topography-guided technology to tailor the laser treatment to the unique characteristics of an individual’s cornea. This technology aims to provide a more personalized and precise correction of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Contoura® Vision creates a highly precise and accurate map of a patient’s eyes measuring up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each eye.
Key features of Contoura® Vision LASIK include:
1. Topography-Guided Treatment:
– Contoura® Vision LASIK utilizes detailed corneal mapping or corneal topography to create a highly customized treatment plan. This map captures thousands of data points on the cornea, allowing for a more precise analysis of its shape and irregularities.
2. Personalized Correction:
– The topography-guided technology enables the laser to precisely reshape the cornea based on the unique imperfections detected in the corneal map. This personalized approach aims to address higher-order aberrations, improving not only traditional refractive errors but also the overall quality of vision.
3. Reduced Glare and Halos:
– Contoura® Vision LASIK is designed to reduce the occurrence of visual disturbances such as glare and halos, which can be associated with certain refractive errors. The customized treatment may result in improved night vision and reduced sensitivity to light.
4. Potential for Better Visual Outcomes:
– The goal of Contoura® Vision LASIK is to achieve superior visual outcomes by optimizing the correction based on the individual characteristics of the patient’s cornea.
It’s important to note that the availability of Contoura® Vision LASIK may vary, and not all LASIK centers offer this specific technology. If you are considering LASIK surgery and are interested in Contoura® Vision LASIK, it’s recommended to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or LASIK eye doctor who can assess your candidacy and discuss the available options for personalized laser vision correction.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye is an irritating, painful, and common condition in which the eye fails to properly produce quality tears. When left untreated, it may lead to ulcers and scars on the cornea.
Depending on the severity of your condition, there are a variety of treatments to relieve dry eyes.
Lifestyle lenses are a premium lens option that offers a more functional range of vision, and are designed to reduce the need for distance and reading glasses.
We offer the latest and most advanced lifestyle lens on the market.
Pterygium surgery is performed under topical anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Refractive lens exchange (RLE), is when a clear lens is implanted to replace your eye’s natural lens to correct your vision.
This procedure is often used for pre-cataract patients, as a preventative vision correction solution. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) can also correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Glaucoma eye surgery involves using a microscopic stent to drain fluid that could harm the optic nerve.
This procedure is minimally invasive.
Monovision lasik can treat presbyopia. One eye would remain slightly nearsighted while correcting your other eye for distance vision. With both eyes open, you’ll experience clear and comfortable vision both near and far.
Surgeons at Alvarado Eye Associates of Coronado
Originally from New York, Lee R. Katzman, M.D. is a board certified Cornea Specialist and active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.He has performed thousands of refractive surgical procedures and has been honored with numerous San Diego Top Doctors awards.
Dr. Cockerham is an eyelid surgery, orbit & neuro ophthalmology specialist in San Diego. She was raised in San Mateo, California and earned an undergraduate degree in Biology at UC San Diego, Revelle College. On acceptance to George Washington Medical School in Washington DC, Dr. Cockerham was awarded a health professional scholarship from the US Army.
With 12 years of experience in this office, and over 40 years of practice, Dr. Conrad is well prepared to address your eye health and vision requirements.
Dr. Jocelyn Ou earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from State University of New York College of Optometry in New York City, graduating with honors. She is well-versed in optimizing vision in patients with irregular corneas with specialty contact lenses, in addition to providing full-scope medical optometric care to patients of all ages.
Cataract Surgery, LASIK & more
At NVISION® Eye Centers, we provide life-changing results, an exceptional experience, and a lifetime commitment to your LASIK vision correction.
- Industry-leading eye doctors and vision outcomes with more than 2 million successful procedures
- The most advanced laser and diagnostic technology available
- Financing available – no down payment, zero or low interest, low monthly payments
- Free LASIK consultations
- Use your FSA/HSA balance toward LASIK before it expires in December
Location Information – Coronado eye clinic
Alvarado Eye: An NVISION Eye Center – Coronado