Our ophthalmologists provide prompt and compassionate care for routine eye concerns at general ophthalmology practices across the AHN network. However, when you need ophthalmic expertise for a more complex concern, our ophthalmology specialists can be consulted to help. Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, located at Allegheny General Hospital, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of most “difficult-to-treat” eye problems.
We have the medical expertise you need to feel confident in your specialty vision care. Highlights of our program include:
Our institute provides comprehensive care for urgent and long-term problems that affect the eye, such as injuries or disease. Each of our physicians has received the highest level of training possible for their eye care subspecialty. This training means we offer expertise in caring for most eye problems.
This area of medicine looks at how certain brain conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and stroke, affect vision. Our own neuro-ophthalmologists and neurosurgeons developed a new surgical technique to treat certain vision issues. When our surgeons enter the brain through the eye socket, they can perform these intricate surgeries while exposing patients to less risk.
This medical specialty deals with orbital tumors and problems relating to the eye socket and eyelid. Our surgeons are known for their expertise in treating complex problems like thyroid eye disease.
We also perform surgeries to treat causes of double vision and offer expertise in eyelid surgery. We use sophisticated techniques to restore how the eyelid looks and functions.
Retina care focuses on problems, such as an injury or genetic condition, that cause the eye’s retina to tear, detach, or undergo degeneration. Our retina surgeons underwent extensive training to treat retina problems, such as macular degeneration (a common condition that leads to vision loss).
Our retina specialists stay up-to-date on the most promising treatments available. These treatments include laser therapies and injectable medications called VEGF inhibitors that allow you to keep your vision longer.
Glaucoma is a condition that runs in families. It slowly breaks down the optic nerve, which delivers vision to the brain. Our glaucoma specialists offer effective treatments — from eye drops to laser treatments to intricate surgeries — to manage all forms of glaucoma.
Our eye surgeons are trained to perform the most advanced surgical techniques to lower eye pressure and slow down the disease process. They also treat the most serious forms of cataracts, which are conditions that cause your eye’s lens to become clouded.
Our corneal care specialist cares for diseases that affect the eye surface, such as dry eye, eye infections, and diseases that cause eye inflammation. Our specialist uses a new diagnostic tool — called a tear lab — to more accurately measure your tears and has special expertise in corneal transplant surgery.