At Kirk Eye Center, we understand how important clear, crisp vision is to you. Even if you’re lucky enough to have enjoyed perfect eyesight throughout your life, sight deterioration is a natural aspect of growing older. Our laser eye surgery procedures are designed to treat degenerative vision loss and help you see the world in its full clarity.
Dr. John Kirk has been helping Coloradans improve their eyesight for more than two decades. His individualized, client-focused care centers on finding the right solution to your unique situation. To learn how he can help you, please contact us today online or at (970) 744-2566 to schedule an appointment. Our committed and compassionate staff proudly serves Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor and neighboring communities throughout Northern Colorado.
Precision and Safety
Modern lasers provide remarkable control. A laser can be focused on an area as small as one-millionth of a millimeter, and its power controlled to one-thousandth of a watt.
Laser surgery is also a popular alternative to conventional surgical techniques because it can be performed with little or no pain and does not require anesthesia or hospitalization.
Since lasers do not make physical incisions in the eye, the risk of infection and other complications is significantly diminished.
Glaucoma Laser Eye Surgery
Common to older patients, glaucoma is an eye disease that affects millions of Americans. If left untreated, the condition can eventually lead to blindness.
Some instances of glaucoma can be effectively addressed with medications. In other cases, traditional or laser surgery is needed to relieve pressure in the eye. Common laser procedures include:
- Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT): Effective in approximately 75% of cases, ALT is used for individuals with primary open angle glaucoma. In this procedure, fluid drainage is increased by opening the trabecular passages.
- Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI): Performed on those with narrow-angle glaucoma, this procedure promotes fluid drainage and increase the angle between the cornea and iris. This is done by using the laser to make a miniscule hole in the iris.
- YAG Laser Cyclophotocoagulation (YAG CP): This treatment is used for patients with significant glaucoma damage. The procedure reduces intraocular fluid by eliminating the ciliary body that produces it.
Retinal Laser Eye Surgery
Lasers can be used to treat a number of medical retinal problems, from tears to diabetic retinopathy. Pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP), also known as scatter laser photocoagulation, applies tiny spots of laser energy to the edges of the retina without affecting the retina itself. Focal laser photocoagulation uses a laser to target specific blood vessels, remove damaged eye tissue and eliminate scar tissue.
Dr. Kirk will evaluate your condition to ensure you receive the laser eye surgery that is right for your specific needs. You can rest assured that every procedure performed at Kirk Eye Center will be handled with the highest standards of professionalism and skill.
If you are considering laser eye surgery in the Loveland area, please contact us today at (970) 744-2566 or complete the form on this page to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Fort Collins, Windsor and throughout Northern Colorado.