At East Columbus Surgery Center, we're proud to offer minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, widely known as MIGS. This range of advanced surgical options is designed to tackle mild to moderate glaucoma cases. By utilizing the latest advances in technology and surgical techniques, our team is dedicated to performing MIGS to decrease intraocular pressure in our Columbus, OH and surrounding area patients. This crucial step helps in reducing or slowing down the harm to the optic nerve. Thanks to MIGS, those undergoing treatment can look forward to less downtime, minimized complications, and a quicker path to recovery.

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy

Our skilled ophthalmologists specialize in a precise procedure known as laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). This technique is expertly designed to forge a new drainage pathway within the eye. By doing so, it facilitates the escape of excess fluid, effectively reducing the dangerous levels of intraocular pressure brought on by glaucoma. Targeting specifically acute-angle closure glaucoma and narrow-angle closure glaucoma, LPI stands as a pivotal treatment option. If these conditions pose a threat to your eyesight, we invite you to schedule a consultation to learn if you're a candidate for this life-changing procedure.

Selective Laser Trabeculectomy (SLT)

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can be performed to reduce the intraocular pressure that comes with glaucoma. It's often considered for patients when eye drop medications fail to decrease eye pressure adequately or when these medications lead to considerable side effects.


For cases involving specific types of glaucoma, like malignant glaucoma, advanced treatment methods are required to safeguard a patient's vision and overall eye health. Board-certified ophthalmologists at East Columbus Surgery Center carry out sophisticated procedures involving shunts or valves. These techniques involve placing a drainage filtering device within the eye. This device facilitates the drainage of fluid, effectively lowering intraocular pressur


Limbal relaxing incisions

Our patients in Columbus, OH with astigmatism may undergo a state-of-the-art surgical procedure known as limbal relaxing incisions. This technique involves making a precise cut at the limbus, the outer edge of the cornea, with the goal of "relaxing" the cornea's curvature to achieve a more rounded shape. Successfully undergoing this procedure could potentially eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

Cornea Transplant-DALK, DMEK, DSEK, PK

When the cornea is extensively scarred or damaged due to illness or injury, a corneal transplant may be considered as a pathway to restoring optimal vision. This procedure involves the replacement of the damaged cornea with healthy corneal tissue from a human donor. Corneal transplant options include DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) for preserving the inner cornea, DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) and DSEK (Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) for replacing the cornea's endothelial layer, and PK (Penetrating Keratoplasty) for full-thickness corneal transplantation.


CATARACT Procedures

At East Columbus Surgery Center, cataract surgery involves the removal of the eye's clouded natural lens, which is then replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). Our ophthalmologists meticulously select the appropriate focusing power of the IOL for each patient. Throughout the surgery, the eye surgeon carefully removes the clouded lens and positions the new IOL into place. This procedure is widely performed and has been instrumental in improving vision and the overall quality of life for numerous patients.

Premium Intraocular Lenses

Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are advanced options for replacing the eye's clouded natural lens during cataract surgery. These IOLs are not just limited to cataract correction; they can also address a variety of other vision issues, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. We offer a diverse selection of biocompatible premium IOLs tailored to meet individual vision needs. In your cataract surgery consultation, the best lens for your unique requirements will be carefully selected. For more information about the available lens options, feel free to contact our center and speak directly with an ophthalmologist.

Laser Capsulotomy

If your vision starts to cloud over weeks, months, or even years after cataract surgery, a laser capsulotomy may be the solution to help you achieve clear sight. Cataract surgery involves the removal of your eye's cloudy lens, which is then replaced with a transparent artificial intraocular lens (IOL). However, the capsule holding the IOL can sometimes become cloudy or wrinkled, leading to a return of blurred vision. In such cases, a laser capsulotomy is advised to address the cloudiness and bring back clear vision.

Dropless Cataract Surgery

Dropless cataract surgery represents a modern approach to cataract treatment, designed to minimize the need for postoperative eye drops, which are traditionally required to prevent infection and control inflammation. During this procedure, a special medication is administered directly into the eye at the time of surgery, aiming to replace the regimen of post-surgery eye drops. This innovative method offers patients the convenience of not having to manage multiple eye drop schedules, potentially reducing the risk of postoperative complications related to non-compliance with traditional eye drop usage. Dropless cataract surgery has become an attractive option for many, providing an efficient and user-friendly alternative to standard postoperative care.


Implantable Contact Lens

At East Columbus Surgery Center, we offer an innovative vision correction option known as the implantable contact lens. This state-of-the-art procedure involves placing a specially designed lens directly inside the eye, between the iris and the natural lens, offering a permanent solution to refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Unlike traditional contact lenses that sit on the surface of the eye, ICLs provide a maintenance-free alternative to glasses or external contact lenses, offering patients clear, corrected vision without the need for daily lens care. This advanced option is ideal for those seeking a long-term solution to their vision needs, enhancing both clarity and quality of life with a simple, minimally invasive procedure.

Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism correction aims to improve vision blurred by an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, which can distort light entering the eye and affect how images are processed. This condition can be addressed through various methods, including corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses specifically designed for astigmatism, and refractive surgery options like LASIK or astigmatic keratotomy. These treatments work by altering the way light rays are focused onto the retina, providing clearer, more focused vision. For those seeking a more permanent solution, surgical options can reshape the cornea, reducing or eliminating the reliance on corrective lenses. Astigmatism correction offers individuals the opportunity to enhance their vision quality and, by extension, their quality of life, with options available to suit a wide range of needs and preferences.

LASER Eye Surgery

Floater Treatment (Vitreal Treatment)

Vitreous floaters, often referred to simply as floaters, appear as dark spots or shapes like circles or lines that drift through one's field of vision. These visual disturbances are typically formed from vitreous gel or cell clusters within the eye. Although encountering floaters is a common experience for many individuals at various points in their lives, should they begin to significantly impede your sight, floater treatment may be recommended. In this procedure, a laser is employed to disperse the gel or cell accumulations, aiming to clear your vision.



Blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the area around the eyes, making them look more awake and youthful. Individuals bothered by sagging eyelids or bags under the eyes might find this surgery beneficial. Beyond aesthetic improvements, blepharoplasty can also enhance vision if droopy eyelids obstruct one's view. The procedure involves the precise removal, by skilled surgeons, of surplus fat, skin, or muscle from the eyelids, resulting in a firmer and more refreshed appearance.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure aimed at elevating the eyebrows to create a more youthful and alert appearance. This surgery not only enhances facial aesthetics by reducing forehead wrinkles, lifting drooping brows, and minimizing frown lines but also offers functional benefits for some individuals. For those whose sagging eyebrows impede their field of vision, a brow lift can significantly improve sight by lifting the brows out of the visual axis. Thus, while primarily sought for its cosmetic advantages, a brow lift can contribute to vision enhancement, making it a dual-purpose procedure that addresses both aesthetic desires and functional needs.

MOHS Closure

MOHS closure is a specialized surgical technique used to repair the skin around the eyes and eyelids following MOHS surgery, a precise method for removing skin cancer layer by layer until only cancer-free tissue remains. This approach to closure is essential for minimizing scarring and promoting optimal healing, particularly in areas where appearance or function could be significantly impacted. Dr. Gallo plays a critical role in this process, focusing on the meticulous reconstruction of the site where the excision was previously performed. With an eye for detail and a commitment to patient care, Dr. Gallo and the rest of our team ensure that the final aesthetic and functional outcomes are as favorable as possible, blending surgical expertise with an understanding of individual patient needs.