Ophthalmology in Arlington, TX

What Is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the study and surgical treatment of disorders involving the eye. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, our board-certified ophthalmologists treat eye conditions and disorders, like adult strabismus and exotropia. Our team consistently works from a patient-first mentality and will ensure you have a positive experience at every step of your surgical journey. If you are affected with an eye disorder, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington to learn more about how we can help you.

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Who Is A Candidate for Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmologists on our medical staff can perform recess and resect surgery to correct strabismus, exotropia, and esotropia. Adults experiencing symptoms of strabismus have:

  • Crossed eyes
  • Double vision
  • Uncoordinated eye movements
  • Loss of depth perception

General procedures must be performed under anesthesia, and these surgeries are available to patients 16 years old and up.

What Ophthalmology Procedures Are Performed?

Eye surgeons perform recess and resect (R&R) procedures to correct problems with eye alignment.

  • Resection: During a resection procedure, a muscle is reattached to the eyeball after a portion has been removed. This strengthens the eye muscles.
  • Recession: A recession weakens overactive muscle function by changing the attachment site of the muscle on the eyeball.

Following these surgeries, it is normal for the whites of the eyes to be red for several weeks. The eyes may feel scratchy or sore when moving. Your surgeon will likely prescribe an antibiotic or steroid eye drops to help speed healing after the surgery. Always remember to follow your surgeon's aftercare instructions.

Is Eye Surgery Painful?

We strive to make eye surgery as comfortable as possible for patients. Our team uses a local anesthetic during eye surgeries. The anesthetic numbs your eye so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

How Long Does Eye Surgery Take?

At USMD Hospital at Arlington, we perform a variety of eye surgeries. The time can vary based on the type of surgery. A majority can be completed in a single visit.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Eye Surgery?

A majority of patients may experience quick recovery times. Depending on the type of eye surgery, recovery can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months. If you need ophthalmology services or wish to connect with an ophthalmologist in Dallas/Fort Worth, please visit our physician directory.

Does Insurance Cover Ophthalmology Services?

Eye surgeries may be covered by insurance. We can contact your insurance provider to understand your benefits and inquire about any out-of-pocket costs you may have.

Clear Vision And Healthy Eyes

If adverse vision symptoms are interfering with your ability to live life to the fullest, then contact the experts at USMD Hospital at Arlington. Our hospital proudly serves North Texas with the latest in advanced technology. To consult with a board-certified ophthalmologist in DFW, contact our team at USMD Hospital at Arlington.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.