The ophthalmology service here at Irwin Army Community Hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care to active duty Soldiers, retirees, and beneficiaries. The eye care that we provide includes the medical, surgical, and laser treatment of eye trauma, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, strabismus, and more.
Optimal vision through specialized services:
Eye-test and lens prescription. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgical procedures. See our Warfighter Refractive Surgery page for more on PRK and LASIK at IACH.
Corneal & External Disease
Corneal infections, dystrophies, degenerations, and corneal transplantation
Screenings for Diabetic Retinopathy are performed annually.
Cataract surgery - state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including phacoemulsification and small incision (no-stitch) surgery. Screenings for a cataract or following known cataracts should be preformed during and optometry exam.
Glaucoma & Anterior Segment
Treatment of all forms of glaucoma (congenital, primary open angle, and angle closure glaucoma). Glaucoma surgery may include - laser techniques (YAG, diode, and argon lasers), anti-metabolite assisted surgery, glaucoma shunts, and cyclophotocoagulation.
Oculoplastic & Orbital Disorders
Disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal (tearing) disorders, tumors, thyroid eye disease, and fractures of the orbital bones. Treatment may include oculoplastic surgery for eyelid and orbital tumors and abnormalities, tearing, fractures, etc.
Age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, epi-retinal membranes, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal inflammation or infection, tumors, and disorders of the retina caused by diabetes.
Vitreo-retinal surgery - for retinal detachment, macular hole and epi-retinal membrane. Laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal holes, and retinal vascular occlusions. Evaluation of patients with retinal dystrophies such as retinitis pigmentosa, including electrophysiologic testing of retinal function.