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Cataract Surgery

Dr. Lin Chou is one of the top cataract surgeons in Rhode Island with thirty years of experience operating on all types and stages of visually significant cataracts. The latest precision equipment is used to measure the eyes for the most effective implant (artificial lens) power.

Surgery is performed at The Surgery Center of Rhode Island located in Warwick. Dr. Chou and the experienced surgical staff utilize the latest technology to provide the best patient care and visual outcomes.

Glaucoma Treatment

We have 30 years of experience treating glaucoma and use the latest diagnostic tools to detect glaucoma in its earliest stages, Treatment with drops, laser, or surgery is available to slow the progression and prevent permanent vision loss. Glaucoma has no symptoms until very late in the disease and cannot be reversed but only controlled. Dr. Alfred Paul has advanced fellowship training in the management of glaucoma at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Complete Eye Exams

Complete eye exams are performed to detect eye disease ideally before the patient becomes symptomatic. Some conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration have no symptoms in the early stages. If the disease is diagnosed only after the patient notices problems, the vision often cannot be saved. Systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased intracranial pressure are sometimes first diagnosed on a complete eye exam. We also measure the eyeglass prescription during these exams and recommend the best type of eyeglasses to fit the patient’s needs.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of permanent vision loss and involves deterioration of the center of the retina. Early diagnosis is important to educate the patient and develop an appropriate schedule to monitor this condition. Vitamin therapy is used to slow down progression. In more advanced forms, (wet macular degeneration), prompt referral to a retinal specialist is arranged by our office for treatment with intraocular injections.

Diabetic Eye Examinations

Diabetes mellitus is increasingly common in the US and a major cause of vision loss. With years of experience in diagnosing diabetic eye disease, we use the most advanced technology to detect changes at the earliest stages when initiation of treatment with laser or injections can be most effective.   In some patients, we detect diabetic eye disease before they even know they have diabetes. Our practice is diligent about communicating findings to the primary care physician so any required changes in the patient’s diabetic medications can be made.  

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye syndrome is a common cause of eye irritation and visual problems. A detailed patient history and eye exam are necessary to identify the contributing factors. Treatment involves tear replacement with drops, lid hygiene, temporary or permanent closure of the tear drainage ducts with silicone plugs or electrocautery, and topical anti-inflammatory agents.

Optical Dispensary

Eye Specialists began dispensing eyeglasses as a convenience to our patients. In the past, patients were often disappointed that they could not fill their glasses prescriptions at our office. It was apparent to Drs. Chou and Paul that our patients were often not getting the appropriate lenses. In addition, any problems that arose necessitated the patient going back and forth between the optical shop and our office to determine the problem. Our goal is to provide high quality frames and lenses at a reasonable price in a convenient “one-stop shopping” location.

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