Holding A Light To The Darkness
We care for your eyes, your health, and for you. Your eyes are the windows to your soul and tell us so much about you. In our office, we care about all of our patients and will go above and beyond to provide the best care to each of our patients. Our highly trained and experienced team of nurses, technicians, opticians, and receptionists always keep patient care as their number one priority!
Dr. Geisse has been in the practice of medicine and ophthalmology for over 30 years. Dr. Geisse and his team are constantly working hard to provide the best care and treatments available. All patient exams, surgeries and follow-up care are conducted by Dr. Geisse and his team. Excluding referrals to specific specialists, under no circumstances will any patient be passed off to another physician. Continuity of care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Geisse and his staff.
We want you to understand what is happening to your eyes. We want to shine a light on your eyes and keep you from the darkness that losing your vision would bring.
About Us //
Lawrence Geisse, M.D.
The oldest of 10 children, Dr. Geisse was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was appointed to and attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Geisse completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He played Professional Soccer in St. Louis, Missouri for 1 year before attending Medical School at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. While attending Medical School, Dr. Geisse was awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was awarded Fellowship in Pathology during Medical School and spent 1 year in research and intensive study on complex medical problems. Dr. Geisse completed his internship at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana before going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for his Ophthalmology Residency. During these years, Dr. Geisse has authored and published numerous papers dealing with a diverse range of topics including tumors of the iris, early detection of cancers, personal space, and laser treatments for a variety of diseases and problems. Dr. Geisse received his certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1984, and he was certified on the VISX LASER/LASIK system in 1994. He has spoken at a number of national and international meetings, and Dr. Geisse is a favorite local speaker on eye diseases and prevention of eye diseases.
Dr. Geisse moved to Long Beach, California in 1984 and is currently on staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He examines, diagnoses, and treats patients for all eye diseases and problems. Dr. Geisse performs most eye and eyelid surgeries and enjoys working through complicated cases.
Dr. Geisse still plays soccer and entertains family members from all over the country. He enjoys bridge, chess, golf, skiing, and many other sports.
During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed, and a clear artificial lens is usually implanted. In some cases, however, a cataract may be removed without implanting an artificial lens. Once the cataract has been removed by either phacoemulsification or extracapsular extraction, a clear artificial lens is implanted into the empty lens capsule. This implant is known as an intraocular lens (IOL). You won't be able to see or feel the lens. It requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. A variety of IOLs with different features are available. Some types of IOLs work like bifocals to provide both near and distant vision. Others provide only distant or near vision. For some people, a lens can be chosen to provide distant vision for one eye and near vision for the other eye.
GLAUCOMA SURGERY (TRABECULECTOMY/FILTERING SURGERY)
Using small instruments under an operating microscope, your surgeon creates an opening in the sclera — the white of your eye — and removes a small piece of eye tissue at the base of your cornea through which fluid drains from your eye (the trabecular meshwork). The fluid in your eye can now freely leave the eye through this opening. As a result, your eye pressure will be lowered.
PTERYGIUM SURGERY WITH AUTOGRAFT (NO SUTURE TECHNIQUE)
In pterygium surgery, the abnormal tissue is removed from the cornea and sclera (white of the eye).the pterygium is removed, and the cornea regains clarity. The gap in the mucous membrane (conjunctiva) tissue, where the pterygium was removed, is filled with a transplant of tissue that has been painlessly removed from underneath the upper eyelid. Although the procedure requires more surgical skill than traditional surgery, this "autograft" (self-transplant) helps prevent re-growth of the pterygium by filling the space where abnormal tissue would re-grow. The tissue is then held in place with a special glue instead of stitches.
LASER PROCEDURES //
YAG LASER CAPSULOTOMY AFTER CATARACT SURGERY
A Yag laser is used to make a hole in the back of the capsule to clear away the cloudines so that light may pass freely to the back of the eye.
YAG LASER PERIPHERAL IRIDOTOMY FOR GLAUCOMA
Laser iridotomy uses a very focused beam of light to create a hole on the outer edge, or rim, of the iris, the colored part of the eye. This opening allows fluid (aqueous humor) to flow between the anterior chamber, the front part of the eye, and the area behind the iris, the posterior chamber. This opening may decrease pressure in the eye and usually prevents sudden buildup of pressure within the eye, which occurs during an episode of acute closed-angle glaucoma.
OFFICE PROCEDURES //
BIOPSY OR EXCISION OF EYELID LESIONS / GROWTHS /CANCERS
REMOVAL OF EYELASHES THAT ARE RUBBING ON THE EYE
REMOVAL OF FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE EYE, INCLUDING METAL & RUST RINGS.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME THEY ARE NEEDED.