If you are experiencing any vision changes, such as having problems seeing at night while you are driving, you will definitely want to visit our Katz Eye Center to see what is causing your vision problem. Blurred vision is just one of the signs that you may have cataracts, and possibly may need laser cataract surgery in East Bronx.
At our vision practice, our board-certified ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. Katz, will be able to assess your individual eye health situation, and see if your problem is cataracts or some other type of eye problem. Cataracts can easily be diagnosed as part of our comprehensive vision exam. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, it means that you have a clouded natural lens. It is impossible to tell how far a cataract will progress, however, most cataracts will go on to cause blindness if left untreated. Some patients choose to have their cataracts initially treated by getting a new lens prescription to correct their vision. However, eventually most patients will need to have laser cataract surgery in East Bronx in order to correct this vision problem. Today, laser cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed eye surgeries; it is considered to be extremely safe and provides excellent results. During laser cataract surgery, the patient remains in total comfort as eye drops are used to anesthetize the eyes. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and takes a very short period of time to perform. During the laser cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye through which the damaged natural lens is removed and a new man-made lens is inserted into the eye. Today there are several different types of lenses which can be used to replace the damage lens. Many patients still choose to get an intraocular lens that provides excellent vision at one distance. There are newer multifocal intraocular lenses that allow a patient to see without glasses at several distances.
For an appointment to meet with our ophthalmologist regarding laser cataract surgery in East Bronx, contact us today.