Medical & Surgical Services

Frank Eye Center Ottawa, KS

Medical & Surgical Services

Cataract Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, & Glaucoma Treatment in Ottawa, KS

Frank Eye Care has been dedicated to the eye health of its patients in Ottawa, KS for over 20 years. We provide patients with access to a variety of medical and surgical services because we have three doctors on staff. Dr. Frank performs surgeries at three different locations throughout the area for your convenience: Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, KS, Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, KS, and Miami County Medical Center in Paola, KS. You can rest assured they will be treated with excellent and compassionate care.

Medical Services

Our staff is trained to treat a variety of ocular diseases.

Glaucoma is a disease caused by too-high fluid pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve and potentially causing blindness. However, blindness can usually be prevented when your eye doctor detects glaucoma early in its progression. At Frank Eye Center, we offer a glaucoma screening to determine how much damage has been done and a treatment course of action to reduce eye pressure and prevent further damage.

Usual course of treatment involves eye drops, which lower eye pressure by creating a balance between fluid production and drainage. When eye drops aren’t enough, laser trabeculoplasty is used to reduce eye pressure. If neither of these solutions work, your doctor will probably recommend glaucoma surgery. Advancements in this field have resulted in quicker recovery time and fewer side effects.

Macular Degeneration is a disease of the retina in which the center, called the macula, breaks down. There are two types of macular degeneration, “dry” and “wet.” They both cause vision loss, but “wet” is the least common version and causes the most vision loss. Both types can make basic activities such as reading and driving difficult.

Only a small percentage of patients can be treated for Macular Degeneration, which is why it’s important that it be caught early. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends patients over the age of 40 receive a dilated eye exam every two years and patients over 60 have the exam annually.

Diabetes damages blood vessels in the body, which causes blood to leak out into the body’s tissue. When blood gets into the retina, this can cause swelling, hemorrhage and scarring. When the body tries to create new blood vessels to send to the damaged retina, these new blood vessels are even more diseased. This results in retinopathy. It can be treated with a laser at certain stages to block off the leaking blood vessels. It doesn’t cure the disease, but it does slow it down, and it is a quick and easy procedure.

  • Amblyopia (“lazy” eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes, wandering eyes)
  • Congenital optic nerve problems
  • Congenital malformations of the eye
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
  • Lacrimal duct obstructions (blocked tear ducts)
  • Nystagmus (“shaking” eyes)
  • Cataracts
  • Comprehensive Vision-Centered Healthcare

All children should receive eye examinations from their pediatricians and at school, and if a problem is detected, they should be referred to an ophthalmologist. Children with certain eye problems such as strabismus or amblyopia should be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist. During a pediatric eye examination, the child’s visual ability will be tested and his or her eyes will be inspected with a light or microscope after the pupils are dilated with eye drop

Surgeries

Dr. Frank performs a variety of surgeries for his patients in three different locations for their convenience.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery requiring only a mild sedative and local anesthesia, so you will recover quickly. During the surgery, the doctor will make an incision in your cornea to replace the cloudy contents of the lens with clear lens implants that will last a lifetime. Side effects include mild discomfort for a few days, but eye drops will be prescribed to you to minimize this effect. Your vision should be restored after a several days.

Dr. Frank uses state-of-the art technology and tools to ensure success when performing cataract surgery, including:

  • Verion Image Guiding System
  • iStent MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery)
  • Alcon Centurion Vision System, with Ozil handpiece
  • Premium lens implant options
  • Limbal relaxing incisions
  • Advanced optical biometric lens implant calculation equipment
  • Certified Technician Staff
  • Ability to work with referring physicians and optometrists for post-operative care

  • Glaucoma is a disease caused by too-high fluid pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve and potentially causing blindness. However, blindness can usually be prevented when your eye doctor detects glaucoma early in its progression. At Frank Eye Center, we offer a glaucoma screening to determine how much damage has been done and a treatment course of action to reduce eye pressure and prevent further damage.

    Usual course of treatment involves eye drops, which lower eye pressure by creating a balance between fluid production and drainage. When eye drops aren’t enough, laser trabeculoplasty is used to reduce eye pressure. If neither of these solutions work, your doctor will probably recommend glaucoma surgery. Advancements in this field have resulted in quicker recovery time and fewer side effects.

    As you grow older, your eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them weaken, which can cause excess fat above and below the eyes. Blepharoplasty surgery corrects droopy eyelids, which can impair vision and make you look older. The surgeon will remove extra skin, muscle and fat on either the upper or lower eyelids, usually in an outpatient procedure.

    When a muscle in your eye is too strong or too weak, it can affect the alignment of your eyes. Strabismus surgery works to either weaken the muscle that is too strong or to strengthen the muscle that is too weak. Occasionally, muscles may have to be repositioned, such as if a patient’s eye has turned inwards.

    There are several benefits to laser eye surgery. It’s an outpatient procedure with no risk of infection that offers surgeons a great amount of control and precision. Laser surgery can be used to treat:

    • Retinal tears and holes
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Macular degeneration
    • After cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma

    At Frank Eye Center, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care for patients, so they can maintain the best vision possible for life. We do this through using innovative techniques and technology for checkups, diagnostics and treatment, as well as providing friendly customer service.

    Download our Cataract Surgery Brochure

    Luckily, many diseases can be caught early, which is why it is so important to receive regular eye exams.

    For more information regarding our medical and surgical services, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 785-242-4242. We look forward to working with you.