Ophthalmology at Aestique Surgical Center in Greensburg, PA is a specialized medical discipline focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the eyes and vision. Our experienced ophthalmologists are proficient in a range of advanced procedures, including Trabeculectomy, Corneal transplants, and Cataract removal with the insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis. These treatments are designed to address various eye conditions, ensuring that you regain or maintain optimal vision. Individuals experiencing vision problems, persistent eye discomfort, or those with conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or other ocular diseases may benefit significantly from our services. Typically, the duration to witness noticeable results varies depending on the specific procedure, but many patients report improvements within days to weeks post-treatment. Moreover, the longevity of the results can range from months to permanent solutions, depending on the nature of the ailment and the treatment rendered. Entrust your vision to the dedicated experts at Aestique Surgical Center. Schedule your ophthalmology consultation with us today.
Your cornea must be clear, smooth and healthy for good vision. If it is scarred, swollen, or damaged, light is not focused properly into the eye. As a result, your vision is blurry or you see glare. If your cornea cannot be healed or repaired, your ophthalmologist may recommend a corneal transplant. This is when the diseased cornea is replaced with a clear, healthy cornea from a human donor.
Cataract removal with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis
Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) removes the anterior shell and nucleus of the lens capsule, leaving the posterior capsule intact. The procedure involves making an incision at the corneal-scleral juncture (limbus) and potentially creating a hole in the iris to improve fluid flow. The lens is removed in stages using various devices. A replacement implant is inserted, secured in place, and the incision may be closed with sutures. The procedure may include restoring intraocular pressure, applying a topical antibiotic, and using a pressure patch.
Our Ophthalmology Specialists
Dr. Jerome Peters
Valli Muthappan, MD – Ophthalmologist
Dr. Valli Muthappan is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and corneal surgeries. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry magna cum laude from Northwestern University, and then went on to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. She did her internship at California Medical Center and ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She then completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She sees patients in Murrysville and Greensburg.
Michael Vittone, MD – Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Vittone joined the practice of Vittone Eye Associates in July 2006, after completing an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute. Prior to that, he was an Internal Medicine specialist in the area. He has special interests in cataract surgery and retinal disease including diabetes and age related macular degeneration. He has performed several thousand cataract surgeries, laser procedures and intravitreal injections for these problems. He graduated with his medical degree in Ophthalmology from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.