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LASIK

LASIK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses by reshaping the cornea, allowing your eyes to better focus on objects. Here at Linda Vision, formerly Eye Zone Medical, we own one of the newest laser systems available today, the Wavelight EX50

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. If a Cataract is interfering with your daily activities, it is time to have it removed. Over the years, there have been numerous advances in the technology for Cataract Surgery. These improvements have given patients the option of choosing between different artificial intraocular lens, including a

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Pterygium/Carnosidad Removal

Pterygium Carnosidad Removal

A pterygium, also known as Carnosidad in Spanish, is a fleshy pink scar tissue that sometimes crosses the cornea of one or both eyes. If you know or think you may have a pterygium and are feeling irritation, itchiness, a burning sensation, or simply dislike its appearance, then it is time to schedule you FREE pterygium consultation. Dr. Linda Vu

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Ortho-K

Ortho-K

Orthokeratology, Ortho-K, or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical method of decreasing mild to moderate myopia or nearsightedness. Here at Linda Vision, we use Paragon CRTTM lenses to improve the lifestyle and vision of people of all ages by reducing the need for glasses and daytime contact lenses. Paragon CRT lenses are produced by Paragon Vision Techn

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can be a medical necessity but in most cases, it is performed as a cosmetic procedure. If you have “droopy eyelids” or “bags under your eyes” you can consider cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate your eyes. With more than 12 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures, Dr. Linda Vu can l

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Pterygium Treatment


 

Pterygium Treatment in Los Angeles & Monterey Park

Pterygium, commonly known as “surfer’s eye,” is a benign elevated growth of fleshy pink scar tissue that develops on the white portion of the eye (conjunctiva) and can sometimes cross the cornea (the transparent portion of the front of the eye). Pterygium can vary in size and cause several symptoms including irritation, itchiness and a burning sensation. In some cases, the patient may not experience any symptoms and therefore does not need treatment. But if the pterygium grows large enough, it can scar the cornea and permanently distort vision.

If you are experiencing discomfort and/or vision problems due to pterygium or pinguecula (the initial stage of pterygium), Dr. Linda Vu of Linda Vision can help. The board-certified ophthalmologist has extensive experience treating pterygium with both non-surgical and surgical methods. She can evaluate the size of the pterygium and your symptoms in order to determine the appropriate treatment plan.

Non-surgical Treatment

If a pterygium is small and the symptoms are mild, Dr. Vu may prescribe lubricants or a mild steroid eye drop to reduce swelling and redness. Contact lenses can also be prescribed to cover the growth and protect it from the effects of dryness or UV exposure, which can worsen the pterygium.

In some cases, non-surgical treatment only offers a temporary solution. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Vu are necessary to monitor the pterygium and determine whether surgery is necessary.

Pterygium Surgery

Surgical intervention may be necessary when the pterygium has caused serious visual distortion or excessive discomfort. It is important to note that there is a high chance of the pterygium returning after surgery. In order to minimize the chances of regrowth, Dr. Vu removes an unaffected portion of the conjunctiva and sutures it onto the affected area. Studies have shown that this grafting technique lowers the pterygium recurrence rate to less than 5 percent.

Surgery is performed in Dr. Vu’s office under local anesthesia. The surgery typically takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. Following the procedure, you may need to wear an eye patch to protect the eye as it heals. Dr. Vu may prescribe steroid eye drops for you to use for several weeks after surgery. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities the following day. In order to lower your risk of pterygium recurrence, protection from the sun, dust and wind are advised.

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Linda Vision’s Pterygium Treatment Program

Regardless of symptoms and the severity of the pterygium, the condition should be monitored by a board certified ophthalmologist regularly in order to prevent it from getting progressively worse. As a leading pterygium surgeon, Dr. Vu offers patients comprehensive care that includes a full eye exam to evaluate symptoms and follow-up appointments for 12 months after surgery. To learn more about pterygium treatment, please contact Linda Vision. Schedule a FREE pterygium consultation with Dr. Vu by calling (626) 382-2020 today.

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