Offering all of Southeastern Michigan, including Birmingham, Troy, and Detroit, Exceptional Laser Eye Surgery
The ophthalmologists of Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey are committed to operating a premium, full-service eye care practice. At our ophthalmic facility, we provide residents in and around Birmingham, Troy, and Detroit with an extensive range of laser eye surgery procedures. We also provide other vision correction procedures designed to treat a wide array of ocular disorders.
ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant
At the practice of Drs. Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey, we are proud to offer the Acrysof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) implant. As FDA investigators of this impressive new technology that allows cataract patients to see both distance and near, Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Eye Surgeons was the first practice in Michigan to implant this IOL. In contrast to standard monofocal IOLs that generally focus only at distance, the ReSTOR® multifocal IOL offers a range of vision from distance to near, thereby dramatically reducing dependence on glasses. We are currently entering in to a new study for the Restor® 2.50 lens, and are looking for candidates to participate.
Our experience and skill in advanced cataract surgery is unparalleled in the Metropolitan Detroit Area and we are determined to continue to provide the very latest and best in vision correction procedures.
Toric Lens Implants
Many patients have astigmatism. This means the eye is more oval shaped than round. Standard lens implants for cataract surgery do not correct this problem. However we now offer the Toric intraocular lens. Like the monofocal lens, the surgery rids the patient of cataracts and corrects vision for either near or far, but also corrects many degrees of astigmatism. Toric lenses are carefully calculated and can be used to provide the best possible vision following cataract surgery without glasses. We are leaders in Toric lenses and continue to participate in studies to optimize these lens implants. We are currently participating in a new FDA study for the Hoya Toric lens, and are looking for participants. Contact us today for a consultation and information on pricing.
PRK Laser Eye Surgery
PRK is a laser eye surgery procedure designed to treat low to moderate levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In PRK, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to carefully remove the surface layer of the cornea called the epithelium. The cornea is then reshaped in order to allow it to properly focus light. Recovery time following PRK surgery usually lasts a few days to a week. Like LASEK, PRK may be a safe and effective alternative to LASIK for patients who have thin corneas.
Please contact our office if you would like more information about PRK, Advanced Surface Ablation (ELASA), or any of the other vision correction procedures we offer patients in and around Troy, Detroit, and Birmingham. Laser eye surgery may be the key to helping you achieve the quality of vision you’ve always wanted.
Glaucoma is a condition characterized by an accumulation of fluid, known as aqueous humor, in the front of the eye. The increased pressure that results can damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to a total loss of vision. Here in the United States, it is estimated that glaucoma is responsible for 120,000 cases of blindness. Symptoms of the disease include blurred vision, headache, eye pain, nausea, and blind spots in the periphery of one’s visual field.
Treating glaucoma in its formative stages is the best defense against permanent loss of vision. In treating patients with glaucoma, the ophthalmologists at our eye care center near Troy, Birmingham, and Detroit, use laser eye surgery in various ways to either decrease intraocular fluid production, or increase its elimination from the front portion of the eye. The reduction in aqueous fluid that results helps to prevent damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma treatment can also involve the implantation of a drainage device in the anterior chamber of the eye or the creation of an artificial drainage area that allows blood vessels to absorb excessive fluid.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
Diabetes is a disease associated with an inability to properly produce or use the hormone insulin. The high blood sugar levels that result from this condition can damage blood vessels in the retina, the structure at the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain. This damage is known as diabetic retinopathy (DR). In the advanced stages of DR, new, abnormal blood vessels form in the eye, which can result in a loss of vision. In fact, for people in the United States under the age of 65, DR is the leading cause of acquired blindness.
Despite this fact, loss of vision due to diabetes is not inevitable. For DR patients in and around Birmingham, Detroit, and Troy, our laser eye surgery experts utilize the latest surgical techniques to curb the adverse effects of diabetes. Through laser eye surgery, our doctors are able to repair damaged blood vessels, as well as eliminate newly formed abnormal vessels so that further vision loss can be prevented.
When the vitreous humor, a gelatinous substance that fills most of the eye, becomes clouded with blood from damaged vessels, another kind of procedure, called a vitrectomy, can be performed to reduce visual distortion. In this procedure, the vitreous humor is removed and replaced with a clear substance that allows light to pass through the eye more efficiently, thereby working to improve vision.
The ophthalmologists at our facility near Birmingham, Detroit and Troy have safely performed numerous corneal transplant surgeries in addition to various laser eye surgery procedures.
The cornea is a clear, protective covering that lies over the front of the eye. It is responsible for refracting light onto the back of the eye, which allows images to then be transmitted to the brain. Vision can become compromised if the cornea is damaged or clouded as a result of accidents, diseases, or congenital conditions. For some patients with corneal irregularities, a corneal transplant may be an effective way to improve vision. This painless, often outpatient, procedure is the most commonly performed type of transplant surgery and is also regarded as the safest.
Patients who undergo a cornea transplant require only local anesthesia. The damaged cornea is carefully removed from the eye using an instrument called a trephine. The donor cornea is then sewn into place using sutures that are smaller than the width of a human hair. Vision improves over the first few months after surgery and may continue to do so for up to a year. If complications arise, they can usually be treated with medications or by a follow-up procedure.
Dr. Spigelman is now pioneering partial thickness corneal transplants. By only transplanting the back section of the cornea, faster visual rehabilitation, less astigmatism and a stronger eye may result. This procedure is called Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty or DSAEK.
Clear Lens Replacement
For many residents in and around Birmingham, Detroit, and Troy, laser eye surgery may not be the most effective means of achieving enhanced vision. Thin corneas, large pupils, and a high degree of refractive error are just a few of the conditions that can decrease the chances of a safe and successful outcome. For individuals with these conditions, a procedure known as clear lens replacement may be able to provide a safe and effective alternative to laser eye surgery. Clear lens replacement is performed in much the same way as cataract surgery. In both procedures, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is removed and replaced with an artificial (intraocular) lens. Most patients who undergo this quick, 15-minute procedure are able to return to work and daily activities within a few days of surgery.
Because clear lens replacement does not involve altering the cornea, there is no substantial risk of patients experiencing a decrease in contrast sensitivity following the procedure. In addition, people over the age of 40 may find clear lens replacement to be an especially attractive treatment option because it eliminates the possibility of developing cataracts later in life.
For patients who are troubled with drooping lids that are affecting their daily lives, some may be candidates for lid surgery. This outpatient procedure is simple, with very little recovery time. Most medical insurances cover the procedure if it is demonstrated that the upper eyelids are obstructing vision and hampering your lifestyle. Please call for a consultation with Dr. Grey to see if you qualify.
There are numerous treatments for dry eye, ranging from artificial tears and medications to tear duct plugs and simple laser procedures. If your eyes are dry, scratchy, irritated, or tear excessively, you may have Dry Eye Syndrome. It is a medical condition, most often covered by your medical insurance. Don’t continue to live with the discomfort associated with dry eyes, call for an appointment with one of our knowledgeable M.D.’s for treatment.
We also offer Botox injections to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. These simple injections are done in our office by Dr. Grey. Please call for more info.