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.

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In a healthy eye, maintaining constant aqueous pressure is crucial. Too little or too much fluid can cause harm. During a procedure, the physician uses an ocular speculum and makes an incision at the limbus to access the anterior chamber. To improve fluid drainage, they remove a part of the trabecular meshwork and leave a scleral trap door open for aqueous to flow into the bleb space. Sutures close the incision, and intraocular pressure can be restored with a water or saline injection. A topical antibiotic or pressure patch may be applied.


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.


Anyone experiencing vision impairments, consistent eye discomfort, or diagnosed with eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts is an ideal candidate.
While it varies based on the specific treatment, many patients notice improvements within days to weeks after the procedure.
The longevity of results can range from months to permanent solutions, depending on the treatment and condition addressed.
Some treatments might have minimal downtime or side effects, but our experts will discuss all potential risks and recovery timelines during consultation.
It’s crucial to follow all pre-treatment guidelines provided by our team, which may include avoiding certain medications or activities. Post-treatment, adhere to recovery guidelines and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure optimal results.
Expect a thorough examination, individualized treatment recommendations, and top-notch care from our skilled ophthalmologists during the procedure.

Our Ophthalmology Specialists

Dr. Jerome Peters

Dr. Jerome Peters graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Peters specializes in the field of ophthalmology and is prepared to diagnose, treat and perform various types of surgeries for diseases, injuries, or trauma of the eye. Dr. Peters may treat disorders such as glaucoma, corneal tumors, cataracts, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, astigmatism and ocular tumors, among others.

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.

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