Advanced Eye Care Treatments
Our highly personalized care ensures you receive the care you deserve, and more importantly, a care plan that is unique to you and your health. We treat a range of eye diseases and conditions, and provide ophthalmology and optometry services.
Using the "no-stitch, no-patch, no-injection" method, Dr. Paden has performed more than 9,000 cataract surgeries, so you can trust you're in experienced hands.
In this simple procedure, your cataract is removed and a modern intraocular lens is implanted to restore your vision. Using the revolutionary SRK formula, Dr. Paden calculates the exact lens power needed to produce optimal results. In some cases, patients are candidates for ReSTOR® or AcrySof® IQ® lens implants, which can eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses after treatment.
Cataract surgery has a minimal recovery time and most of our patients can return to normal activities immediately.
With medication and pressure-reducing eyedrops Dr. Paden can help you address damage caused by glaucoma.
In 2002, Dr. Paden introduced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to Oregon. This procedure may an excellent alternative if you have not had luck with laser surgery or pressure-reducing eyedrops.
Dr. Paden offers laser iridotomy for patients with narrow-angle glaucoma.
Our practice offers comprehensive eye exams to help diagnose diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy damages blood vessels in the retina in the light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye, the retina. As the retinopathy progresses, the blood vessel leak, which causes the retina to swell, can result in vision loss. Dr. Paden will evaluate your condition with the Spectralis® Heidelberg Retina Angiograph and Optical Coherence Tomograph (HRT OCT) unit. This is an innovative diagnostic tool that provides the most accurate information regarding the health of the retina and surrounding blood vessels.
The leaking vessels can be treated with intravitreal injection of the latest specialized medications. In addition, Dr. Paden also treats macular edema, which is when the blood vessels in the macula leak fluid and cause the retina to swell. He was the first ophthalmologist in Medford, OR to offer treatment for this condition and has pioneered improvements in focal laser techniques.
For more advanced cases of retinopathy, or if bleeding into the vitreous (the gel that fills the eye) a vitrectomy may be necessary. This is a surgical treatment that is performed only after all other options have been exhausted. These procedures are coordinated with a board-certified retina surgeon, so you receive the same level of care you do in our office.
To help you achieve your best level of eye and overall health, Dr. Paden will recommend a number of preventative care measures, including scheduling periodic eye exams and maintaining control of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.
While there is no cure for macular degeneration, Dr. Paden can help slow the progression of the disease. He does this by recommending mineral and vitamin supplements, as well as lifestyle changes, such as eating dark-green leafy vegetables and quitting smoking.
Intravitreal injection therapy is offered to the "wet" form of macular degeneration. This type causes blood vessels under the retina to leak fluid, causing a scar to develop. This can proceed to severe vision loss. The injection therapy can help stop abnormal blood vessel growth and hemorrhaging.
Pterygium is a benign thickening of the outer coating of the eye that grows onto the cornea. It can become irritated and even disrupt vision. Dr. Paden’s advanced pterygium surgery technique offers excellent cosmetic outcomes and an extremely low recurrence rate.
Setting the Standard for Innovative Eye Care Since 1986
Since our beginning, Paden Eye Care Center has been dedicated to providing patients with the state-of-the-art, innovative eye care treatments. We serve patients from communities across Northern California and Southern Oregon with highly personalized care. Dr. Paden goes the extra mile to give patients the resources they need to take charge of their overall health and nutrition.
For more information about our eye care services and conditions we treat, please give us a call at (541) 776-9026