Laser therapy is a medical treatment using a strong beam of light to cut, burn, or destroy tissue. LASER stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation." Dr. Ruttig has performed thousands of these procedures. Therapy is done right here in our office for patient's comfort and convenience typically on the same day as a scheduled appointment. There are various types of procedures performed for treatment of the eye.
Ellex Tango Laser
Tango combines a proprietary, full featured SLT laser for glaucoma with a precise, powerful YAG laser designed to perform capsulotomy procedures at ultra low energy levels.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) - A simple, yet highly effective laser procedure that reduces the intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. This procedure is relatively quick, pain free and comfortable for the patient.
YAG Posterior Iridotomy (YAG PI) - This procedure is used to treat acute angle closure which can cause loss of vision, pain and headaches. It's a simple procedure that is relatively quick, pain free and comfortable for the patient.
YAG Posterior Capsulotomy (YAG PC) - Highly effective and simple procedure to remove the cloudiness that surrounds the capsular bag of the eye that holds the lens used after cataract surgery. Typical symptoms are cloudy or blurred vision. This procedure is relatively quick, pain free and comfortable for the patient.