Our Services

Dr. Garth Stevens takes great pride in personally managing each of his patient’s medical needs, which is why at The Lasik and Eye Care Center of Virginia YOU are our priority, and unlike other practices where “volume” is the main goal, with us YOU will be seen directly by Dr. Stevens, cared by him, and should you need to undergo any procedure, you may rest assured that your surgeon will be Dr. Stevens himself. To us you are never a number, you are a human being deserving nothing but the best ophthalmological treatment available.

Eye Complications Treatment

Every week Dr. Stevens is referred patients from around Virginia with complications after eye surgery. These range from complications of cataract, glaucoma or retinal surgery.

Using his extensive experience in difficult eye disease, Dr. Stevens can often help improve or resolve the problems patients sometimes experience after eye surgery or injury.

Eye Complications
Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma Surgery

Dr. Stevens performs a variety of glaucoma surgeries, helping to prevent loss of vision from this serious eye disease. New techniques are making glaucoma treatment safer and more effective than ever.

Laser therapies: such as SLT are useful for lowering the pressure to a mild degree.

Outpatient surgeries are of two types:

  1. MIGS: small incision surgeries that are useful for mild to severe glaucoma when a mild degree of pressure improvement will benefit, there are several variations such as Trab 360, I-Stent, ECP and others.
  2. Filtering surgeries (such as trabeculectomy) that markedly decrease the pressure.

Some glaucoma surgeries are performed at the same time as cataract or other eye surgery.

Cataract & Specialty Implant

A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted. The most common type of cataract is related to aging. How quickly a cataract develops varies among individuals and may be different between the two eyes. Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. However, if you’re not bothered by your cataract, surgery may not be needed at this time.

Surgery should be considered when cataracts cause enough vision loss to interfere with your daily activities.

We now have Specialty Implants that can help with astigmatism, and allow you to not wear reading glasses. Multifocal Implants are like your multifocal glasses, only it’s the implant that goes in your eye.

As with any surgery there are risks associated, and your doctor will go over those with you in the office.

Cataracts
Coneal Disorders

Corneal Disorders

The human cornea is made up of three layers: the outer or epithelial layer, the middle or stromal layer (which is about 90% of the corneal thickness), and the inner or endothelial layer. The endothelial layer is composed of a single layer of thousands of small pump cells. These pump cells are responsible for pumping fluid out of the cornea so it can remain clear and provide good vision for the eye. If the pump cells stop working, the cornea fills with fluid and becomes swollen or cloudy, and can cause blurred vision.The endothelial cells can be lost due to aging, from inherited disease (such as Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy), from trauma, keratoconus, or prior eye surgery.

There are several options for corneal transplant Standard Full Thickness: Consists of removing the entire cloudy cornea and replacing it with a full thickness donor cornea.

As with any surgery there are risks associated, and your doctor will go over those in the office.

Collagen Cross Linking

While crosslinking is used in virtually every country around the world, it is still in the FDA approval process in the United States.

Crosslinking with riboflavin and UV-A light has proven to be a first line treatment for people with eye conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and corneal weakness (ectasia) after LASIK.

Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) has been shown in numerous clinical trials to strengthen the cornea (the clear surface) through the application of riboflavin, a form of vitamin B2, followed by treatment with ultraviolet A (UV-A) light.

There are two basic types of corneal crosslinking:

Epithelium off: which means the thin layer covering the eye’s surface is removed, allowing for faster penetration with liquid riboflavin.

Transepithelial corneal crosslinking: Where the corneal epithelial surface is left intact, which requires a longer riboflavin loading time.

Corneal crosslinking can be used in combination with other technologies, with the goal of improving the results more rapidly.

As with any surgery there are risks associated, and your doctor will go over those in the office.

Collagen CrossLinking

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Lasik Center of Virginia

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Parham Professional Park - 2821 Parham Road - Richmond, VA 23294

The Beach - 1201 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-2217

River - 710 Train Lane, Heathsville, VA 22473-4514

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