Dr. Carlson was among the first to work in laser vision correction, having begun before the opening of today’s mega-surgery centers. He is one of the most highly-experienced vision correction specialists in the region. Thousands of pairs of Minnesota eyes see better today because of his work.
Cataract surgery is usually quite straightforward. The surgery itself is conducted at the Phillips Eye Institute as an outpatient with sedation and local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the cornea. Through this incision, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an acrylic intraocular lens. The incision seals itself and no suture is generally needed. Antibiotics are applied and a patch or shield is placed over the eye overnight.
Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a safe, FDA approved agent used to temporarily reduce fine wrinkles in the face, especially in the area between the eyebrows (glabellar area). Botox is more than a wrinkle cure; it allows an individual to age gracefully while looking their best.
Eyelid surgery is often necessary for functional reasons and to maintain the overall health of the eye. Blepharoplasty is a common surgery conducted by Dr. Carlson at Claris Eye Care & Surgery for the removal of redundant skin on the upper lid and for the removal of fat and excess skin on the lower lid.
Macular Degeneration, also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of permanent visual impairment in the world. If left undetected, it can result in permanent vision loss. But if detected early, a number of options exist to treat it.