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Western PA’s Top Laser Eye Specialists

Laser Eye Surgery

At North Park Ophthalmology, we believe that patients of all ages deserve the very best eye care using the latest advancements in diagnostic and surgical technology. As an independent practice, our dedicated team of providers are able to spend plenty of time with each patient, and develop customized treatment plans catered to their specific health and lifestyle needs. 

Our retinal specialists have decades of experience performing a variety of laser eye surgeries for a wide range of eye conditions. It is our continuing mission to stay on the forefront of emerging laser technologies in order to provide excellent clinical outcomes for our patients.

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Premier Eye Surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA

Expertise in YAG Laser Eye Surgery

At North Park Ophthalmology, our board-certified ophthalmologists are highly trained in the latest laser eye procedures, including the fast and highly effective YAG laser treatment. Specifically, we perform:

  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy - To improve vision after cataract surgery
  • YAG Laser Iridotomy - For closed-angle glaucoma 
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) - For open-angle glaucoma

Whether you need laser surgery for glaucoma or would simply like to know if you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery, we are here to help you make an informed decision. You no longer have to scour the web for ‘retinal specialist Pittsburgh’ when you make an appointment with one of the physicians at North Park Ophthalmology.

Board-Certified Eye Doctors 

Greater Pittsburgh's Family Eye Doctor 

Our dedicated team of providers have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of eye conditions. We pride ourselves on treating each and every patient like family, and gladly accept new patients across all age groups. Since 1969, we have faithfully served the Greater Pittsburgh population using the latest technological advancements to produce the best possible outcomes. We believe that everyone equally deserves quality, compassionate eye care. You can put your ‘eye doctor pittsburgh’ searches to rest when you become a patient at North Park Ophthalmology. Call or book an appointment online today to get started!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A YAG Laser? 

The YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) laser is a technology that uses a strong, focused beam of laser light to make small openings in the eye. This beam of light can be focused on the smallest points on the eye with the utmost precision. 

Is YAG Laser Surgery Painful?

No. YAG laser surgery does not involve any cutting, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure.

What Is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty?

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is an outpatient procedure used to help reduce the intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma. The doctor will first numb your eyes with anesthetic eye drops, then use the innovative laser technology to target specific cells within the eye. The laser creates a tiny incision that increases drainage, thereby lowering pressure. SLT treatment can last anywhere from one to five years.

Is SLT Surgery Painful?

No. Your eyes will be numbed before the procedure begins, so you will not feel pain. Some patients may experience a mild prickling or tingling sensation as the laser treatment is applied, however, your eye doctor can reduce the power on the laser to make you feel more comfortable.