Category Archives: Ophthalmologist

Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist in Williamsbridge

Your eyes are too important to not get the absolute best care possible for them. And here at Katz Eye Center, we’re an ophthalmology practice that provides you with expert medical attention that includes yearly eye exams, as well as treatments for eye diseases, including surgical intervention. Trust your vision and your ocular wellness to us.

The reason why it is so important to be examined by our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist annually is that the most common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts, fail to give you any early warning signs. They form and develop free of symptoms until they become advanced, by which time they may have already caused harm to your eyes or vision loss, either of which could be irreversible. In addition, vision changes may require that you get an update to your existing corrective eyewear prescription, or get one for the very first time so that you can see with optimal sharpness and clarity. Our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist makes use of the most recent advancements in technology for treating eye disease. Count on skilled, experienced, safe, and gentle care, such as in the replacement of your natural eye lenses with prosthetic ones to address the effects of cataracts. Complications due to diabetes and glaucoma can be handled with state-of-the-art laser procedures, affording greater precision and accuracy. And if you would like to improve your vision so that you do not have to lean on your eyeglasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, consider laser vision correction. We are pleased to offer both LASIK and PRK surgery, each with its own set of benefits. Let us help you to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

Schedule an appointment with our office to come in for an examination and/or consultation with our Williamsbridge ophthalmologist.

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