Expert Eye Surgeons and Ophthalmic Care in Western Pennsylvania
Sewickley Eye Group offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options for eye conditions and diseases. We have four offices conveniently located in Sewickley, McKees Rocks, Monaca and Avalon, PA. During every interaction with our patients, our practice is committed to excellence. The overall health and wellbeing of our patients is the top concern of our highly-skilled doctors. The eye surgeons as well as the optometrists and support staff will go above and beyond to help you enhance your vision and ophthalmic health. We will use the most appropriate technology and our deep experience to make an accurate diagnosis. We will only perform surgery if it is necessary and the most beneficial option using the most up to date techniques.
Our services include but are not limited to:
Our eye surgeons have the training and experience necessary to determine if you’re a candidate for refractive surgery, and then choose the most appropriate laser for the procedure. Drs. Baumwell and Bowers take the time to personally evaluate every patient prior to surgery, determine their unique needs, and provide follow-up care afterward. LASIK and PRK for nearsightedness and astigmatism often decrease dependence on glasses and contacts for distance vision.
Today, cataract patients have the choice of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) to expand their range of vision following cataract surgery. Multifocal IOLs are implanted inside the eye and can decrease the dependence on distance and reading glasses. Multifocal IOLs can be paired with laser cataract surgery to help deal with minor astigmatism.
Mastering the most modern cataract surgery has gained Drs. Baumwell, Bowers, and Uihlein an international reputation. Laser-assisted cataract surgery is a newer treatment option that’s more predictable and precise. Patients who have undergone this procedure, which takes about 15 minutes, have experienced clearer vision the very next day. During the procedure, our surgeons will use the most advanced technology available to reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
Drs. Bowers, Baumwell, and Uihlein routinely treat corneal and external eye diseases, from conjunctivitis (pink eye) and allergies to the less common and often more severe conditions, such as herpes infections, shingles, corneal ulcers, and degenerative diseases. Dr. Bowers is one of only a few fellowship-trained corneal surgeons in Western Pennsylvania. He has completed countless vision-restoring corneal transplants and is trained in the latest refinement in corneal transplant surgery, DSEK, allowing for a lower risk of rejection and a quicker recovery.
Our licensed optometrists listen carefully to the patient’s visual needs, refract accurately and determine the glasses or contact prescription that best fits those needs. Our opticians will assist you in selecting the perfect frame and lenses for your lifestyle.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes vision loss due to the deterioration of the central part of the retina, known as the macula. When there’s loss in the central vision of the eye, it affects our ability to read, drive, recognize others and see objects with fine detail. At Sewickley Eye Group, we have the knowledge and resources to address macular degeneration. Treatment options include AREDS vitamins such as Mac Regen, Intravitreal injections, laser surgery and sometimes low vision devices.
Glaucoma occurs when the nerve connecting your eye to your brain is damaged, typically due to high eye pressure. Symptoms of glaucoma may not be present until its most advanced stages, and for that reason, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. Drs. Uihlein, Baumwell and Bowers have treated thousands of glaucoma patients with medical and laser therapy. Dr. Uihlein specializes in glaucoma surgery and performs state-of-the-art trabeculectomies and tube shunt procedures. He is one of only a few fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeons in Western Pennsylvania.
Sewickley Eye Group offers a number of medical and surgical treatments for chronic dry eye. Our ophthalmologists may prescribe a medication or perform a minor surgical procedure to help decrease dry eye syndrome. If you have dry, red or inflamed eyes, or have become sensitive to light, contact us today. We’ll give you the treatment you need to return moisture to your eyes.
Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea of your eye bulges forward into a cone shape causing blurred vision and sensitivity to light and glare. Early stages of Keratoconus can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, but more advanced cases may require collagen crosslinking or a cornea transplant. Our team of professionals are experienced in diagnosing Keratoconus early on and will implement the best treatment plan for your needs.
All four of our offices include a full-service optical department with a wide selection of glasses that will compliment any style and meet any budget. Regardless of your visual needs, we’re here to help! We’ll make every effort to find you the perfect frames and lenses for your lifestyle. We will order in specialized frames from anywhere in the world!
Heritage Valley Hospitals
Sewickley Hospital and The Medical Center – Beaver
Ohio Valley Hospital
Dr. Baumwell and Dr. Bowers serve as the co-chairs of the Cataract and Eye Surgery Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Baumwell serves as a Clinical Assistant Instructor and Dr. Bowers serves as a Clinical Instructor.
Several of our Optometrists are specially trained in low vision care. For patients whose vision cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery, these optometrists can determine which visual aid will best fit their needs. Special appointments are available for these evaluations.