Eye Surgery Center
Eye Surgery Center of Augusta, L.L.C. (ESCA) [GA License #121-167] is a state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgical facility located in the same building as Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Augusta, P.C. In operation since June of 1999, the center is dedicated to ultra-modern ophthalmic microsurgery, bringing together the combined talents of some of the area’s best ophthalmic surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, technicians and administrators. The facility has AAAHC accreditation and is licensed by the State of Georgia. Recently, Medicare awarded the Eye Surgery Center of Augusta a rating score of 100%.
ESCA houses the finest in ophthalmic surgical equipment, including the Lensx cataract laser, small-incision cataract phaco emulsifiers, surgical microscopes and Argon and YAG lasers. Services available at the center include cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal transplantation, procedures of the external eye/eyelid and extraocular muscle surgery.
At present, ESCA has four operating rooms, a six-bay pre-operative area and a five-bay postoperative area. The pre- and post-op areas are equipped with oxygen, code carts, defibrillators, suction, warming cabinets for blankets, monitors, and refrigerators for postoperative nutrition. Each bay has curtains for the patient’s privacy. Each operating room is equipped with modern ophthalmic surgical equipment, oxygen, monitors and anesthesia equipment. The average age of patients seen in the Eye Surgery Center is 72. Great care is taken to meet the special needs of older and/or handicapped patients.
Because we focus only on eye surgery and the needs of eye surgery patients, we offer a high level of efficient service. This benefits patients, payors and physicians. The center has implemented strict policies regarding credentialing, quality assurance, peer review and review of adverse outcomes. Patient satisfaction surveys have been and continue to be excellent.
ESCA is conveniently located at the geographic center of the Central Savannah River Area, with low traffic, ample parking and convenient access for handicapped patients.
Centurion Vision System
The Eye Guys of Augusta, Georgia have taken cataract surgery to the next level with the new Centurion Vision System. The Centurion system is the newest and most advanced technology available in ultrasound cataract removal systems.
The new cataract phacoemulsification system will benefit patients with added safety, improved comfort, and rapid vision correction. We are both excited and proud to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients.
LenSx Femtosecond Laser
Eye Guys can now treat astigmatism with our LenSx Femtosecond laser during cataract surgery. Using the LenSx Femtosecond laser is the most precise and accurate method of treating astigmatism and our preferred astigmatism treatment method, depending on the severity of astigmatism.
Although approved by Medicare, it is not a fully covered procedure. LenSx femtosecond lasers provide patients with computer-controlled precision while automating some of the most challenging steps of traditional cataract procedures.
The femtosecond laser replaces traditional hand-held blades to optimize all incisions for enhanced, reproducible surgical results. The Eye Guys are proud to bring this revolutionary technology to the CSRA to benefit our patients.
We are pleased to be the first practice in Augusta to offer patients the benefits of laser cataract surgery. We believe in providing our patients with the latest technology for vision correction and are now using the latest evolution of femtosecond laser technology in cataract surgery.