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Bronx Eye Surgeon

Premium lens implant surgery in Bronx

Bronx eye surgeon

Bronx eye surgeon

Anyone who has ever worn eyeglasses knows that when the lenses get too scratched to see out of or aren’t strong enough to produce clear vision the remedy is to simply change the lens for a brand new one that will produce sharp clear vision. According to our Bronx eye surgeon Dr. Steven J. Katz, MD, the eye’s own lens is also capable of being replaced with a brand new artificial one that will improve vision often to the point that glasses and contact lenses are no longer necessary.

The process of changing the eye’s natural lens involves surgically removing the natural lens and implanting an artificial lens that works in the same way the original one does except that the replacement lens is perfectly shaped and is clear. Our Bronx eye surgeon and ophthalmologists around the world have been replacing natural lenses in patients suffering from cataracts for decades. A cataract is an eye condition in which the natural lens of the eye has over the course of many years started to deteriorate and breakdown becoming cloudy. At one time a cataract meant an eventual loss of vision in the eye. Today our doctor will remove the clouded natural lens and implant a perfect natural lens, which not only restore vision but may also make it clearer than it was before the cataract.

Our Bronx eye surgeon can perform a refractory lens exchange using the same surgical techniques to improve vision in eyes without a cataract but suffer from severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Our doctor can implant a monofocal lens, which will provide clear vision at a distance or a multifocal lens that provides both clear near and distance vision. Premium multifocal lenses like those from Tecnis provide superior vision at all distance levels and negate the need for eyeglasses in most patients. Call our office for an appointment to see if lens implantation is a good option for you.

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

Bronx Cataract Surgery

 Bronx eye surgeon

Bronx cataract surgery

Bronx cataract surgery

Have cataracts become an obstacle to your ability to live your life in the manner you normally would? While mild to moderate cases of the disease can often be addressed with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, the solution to severe cases is our Bronx cataract surgery. At Katz Eye Center, we will restore your vision and give you the freedom to be independent once again.

There are two steps to our Bronx cataract surgery. First, our eye surgeon will remove the lenses of your eyes, which have by that point become clouded and fogged with the effects of cataracts. With the blockage no longer there, you will be able to see with much greater clarity. But because your lenses are what let you focus, you will need a replacement so that your eyesight can be sharp again. While that can be accomplished with eyeglasses or contact lenses, we have more convenient and permanent answer, and that’s intraocular implants (IOLs).

There are three types of IOLs that can be placed during our Bronx cataract surgery. With monofocal, you will have your distance vision restored, but will still need prescription lenses to see up close. However, with multifocal IOLs, you will have improved near vision, also. The third possibility is toric, which will address astigmatism, if you have that optical issue. The exciting part is that you can say goodbye to eyeglasses or contact lenses for good. With IOLs, you will be able to engage in all of the pleasures, big and small, that most people take for granted when they don’t have cataracts. Driving, reading, using a computer, golfing, you name it.

It’s comforting to know that thanks to our Bronx cataract surgery, you won’t have to be at the mercy of a condition that only gets worse with time. It can happen to anyone at any age, but over half of the diagnoses for cataracts occur in patients 65 or older. When is the right time to make the decision to have surgery? That answer will be different for everyone, so call us to schedule a consultation with our eye surgeon. Better vision starts with that simple step.

1931 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10461
718-269-5040