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Laser Vision Correction in the East Bronx

Eye Surgeon in the East Bronx

Laser Vision Correction in the East Bronx

Laser Vision Correction in the East Bronx

Our laser vision correction in the East Bronx is a popular, effective, and safe way to improve your vision on a longterm basis. At Katz Eye Center, we can provide you with the benefits of this procedure, as done by our experienced and expert eye surgeon.

Reshaping your cornea is the goal of our laser vision correction in the East Bronx. Improperly shaped corneas causes light that enters your eyes to be directed more toward the front or back of your retina, rather than the center, which is more closely associated with normal vision. Misshapen corneas cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. And while eyeglasses or contact lenses redirect the light to strike closer to the middle of your retina, our laser vision correction in the East Bronx allows you to stop depending so heavily on your prescription lenses. In fact, some people are able to completely discard their glasses or contacts. If you’re a good candidate for eye surgery, you will be relieved to find out that the procedure is very simple and that it takes just a few minutes per eye. Because it is done with lasers, there are no stitches or bandages needed afterward. Our eye surgeon opens a flap of your cornea to expose the tissue that needs attention. It is then reshaped and the flap is put back. Healing occurs very quickly, and you can expect improvement in your vision within a few days. Antibiotic eye drops will be applied as a precaution to prevent an inflammation or infection. There may be some mild to moderate discomfort for a few days after, but you can take over-the-counter pain relievers to address it.

To schedule an examination and consultation, ask any questions you have, and find out if you’re qualified to have our laser vision correction in the East Bronx, call us right now.

Katz Eye Center
1931 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10461
(718) 269-5040

Bronx Ophthalmologist

Laser Vision Correction in the Bronx

Bronx Ophthalmologist

Bronx Ophthalmologist

At Katz Eye Center our Bronx ophthalmologist specializes in eye surgery, eye conditions and diseases and laser vision correction. Our center has been serving the Bronx area and surrounding communities for many years, giving patients the service and quality they deserve.

Our vision correction surgery uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea in order to correct vision issues such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Also known as LASIK and PRK, these vision surgeries are easily done in office and can also correct issues such as astigmatism. Patients need to come in for an initial appointment with our Bronx ophthalmologist first to see if they are a candidate for the surgery. If you are cleared as a candidate, we’ll then schedule you for your procedure. The procedure is a simple, 15 minute operation in which we administer eye drops to anesthetize the eye. As the patient focuses on a target, the laser removes tissue from the cornea and reshapes it. Each eye takes about a minute to finish. Afterwards, the healing process is short. There is little to no pain, but the patient should prepare a ride home so that they do not drive. Antibiotics or anti-inflammatories will be prescribed if needed after surgery.

Our Bronx ophthalmologist also does surgery for cataracts, a common vision condition that happens to eyes as they are aging. Proteins in the eye begin clustering together as people age, causing the lens to become clouded. Symptoms that you may have cataracts begin with trouble seeing at night, changes in prescription, and colors appearing faded or dim. Cataract surgery can replace the clouded lens with a new one. The new lens is an artificial lens called an intraocular lens. Cataract surgery can give patients back their sight again and allow them to see clearly day to day.

Katz Eye Center
1931 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10461
(718) 269-5040