Laser Eye Surgery

Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgeon & Eye Doctor located in Harrisburg, PA
Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery services offered in Harrisburg, PA

Laser eye surgery uses the latest technology to treat cataracts and glaucoma. At Harrisburg Eye Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, highly skilled ophthalmologist Alexander Szeles, DO, and his compassionate team offer laser eye surgery using the most advanced techniques. This type of surgery provides an immediate answer for eye problems and gives you long-lasting results. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about laser eye surgery.

Laser Eye Surgery Q & A

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery uses laser light to create incisions and perform other aspects of surgery. This surgical approach helps the Harrisburg Eye Associates team better view and map your eye with maximum precision. 

Harrisburg Eye Associates offers laser eye surgery for cataracts and glaucoma.

How does cataract laser eye surgery work?

The team performs laser-assisted cataract surgery. They use advanced imaging to map your eye surface and lens. The information gathered in this scan helps determine the incisions’ location, depth, and width for maximum accuracy. 


They may use the laser to create an incision in your cornea and lens capsule. The team might also use the laser to soften the cataract, making it easier for the ultrasound probe to break the lens into tiny pieces that they then suction out. 


Advanced mapping technology allows the team to place your new intraocular lens (IOL) with maximum precision. 


Some people develop a secondary cataract (scar tissue buildup) months or years after their cataract surgery. This problem, called posterior capsule opacification (PCO), can cause cloudy or blurry vision again. 


If you have PCO, the team can perform a posterior capsulotomy procedure, in which they use a laser to create an opening in the lens capsule. This allows light into your lens and restores your vision.

How does glaucoma laser eye surgery work?

At Harrisburg Eye Associates, the team offers two types of glaucoma surgery, including:

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)


A selective laser trabeculoplasty treats open-angle glaucoma that doesn’t respond to eye drops. 


In this procedure, they use a laser on the trabecular meshwork (the drainage system in the front part of your eye). This procedure creates better drainage and ultimately lowers your eye pressure.

Laser iridotomy 


Laser iridotomy treats acute angle-closure glaucoma. In this procedure, the team uses the laser to create a tiny hole in the iris (the colored part of your eye). 


Usually, the hole goes in the top part of the iris covered by your upper eyelid. This opens the closed angle in your eye and allows for better fluid drainage and reduced pressure within the eye.  


To learn more about laser eye surgery, schedule your consultation by calling Harrisburg Eye Associates or booking an appointment online today.