Bronx NY eye doctor
If you have astigmatism, you have a refractive error in your eyes. Astigmatism can be present by itself or in combination with nearsightedness, or farsightedness. At our vision practice, Katz Eye Center, our Bronx NY eye doctor, Dr. Steven J. Katz, can help you with treatment for your astigmatism.
Today, if you have astigmatism, there are several things that our Bronx NY eye doctor can do to help you with this vision problem. Many patients with astigmatism simply wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct their vision problem. Today, even patients with astigmatism can have their vision corrected with contact lenses. However, there are also different surgeries that can be performed to treat astigmatism. Our doctor, Dr. Katz, is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in cataract, laser and refractive surgery. Laser vision correction can be used to correct astigmatism as well as nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Two different variations of this surgery are PRK and LASIK. Our eye doctor will assess your individual situation, if you are interested in laser vision correction, and let you know which procedure will work best for you. Both procedures are performed while our patients remain perfectly comfortable due to our use of anesthetic eye drops. Our doctor will reshape the cornea by removing tissue from the cornea. This treatment is very quick, usually taking only about a minute for each eye. Most patients remain perfectly comfortable during and after the procedure. During the recovery, you will need to take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory eye drops to make sure that your eyes remain infection-free and healthy. There will be several checkup appointments after the treatment. Maximum visual recovery occurs in about 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure, although you will enjoy good vision in only a few days. For an appointment to be seen by our Bronx NY eye doctor for treatment of your astigmatism or other refractive errors, 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.