Laser vision correction in the East Bronx
If you are looking for an exceptional eye care practice which can provide you with the very best laser vision correction, we hope you will visit us at our office, Katz Eye Center. Our expert and highly trained board certified ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. Katz, can provide you with laser vision correction in the East Bronx; our surgeon specializes in cataract, laser and refractive surgery.
When a patient is looking for laser vision correction in the East Bronx, they can get either LASIK or PRK surgery to correct their refractive errors. During laser vision correction, a laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. PRK surgery is often recommended for patients who do not qualify for LASIK surgery; this may occur due to the fact that a patient has a cornea that is not thick enough to withstand the LASIK surgical process which calls for a flap to be made in the cornea. Both LASIK and PRK surgeries are performed while the patient remains completely comfortable using anesthetic eye drops which are placed into the patient’s eyes. This surgeries are very short, lasting only minutes, and are generally performed on both eyes at one time. Many patients who have LASIK surgery are able to return to work or their daily activities the very next day. Recovery from PRK surgery will take a bit longer. During the recovery process, our doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to be self-administered by the patient. There will be several follow-up appointments to make sure that the recovery is proceeding as expected. Our patients thoroughly enjoy the fact that they are now able to see clearly, and no longer need to reach for their eyeglasses immediately upon getting up in the morning.
For an appointment to meet with our top-notch optometrist regarding getting laser vision correction in the East Bronx, contact us today.
Laser cataract surgery in East Bronx
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.