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Diabetic Eye Care Williamsbridge

If you have diabetes, our Williamsbridge eye doctor can’t stress enough how important regularly scheduled diabetic eye exams are. Not only are they necessary to detect any potentially dangerous problems, but to also help treat them. Statistics have shown that in the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. At Vision Center of New York, we are here to diagnose, treat, prevent and educate you so you not only know what your best treatment options are but also understand them. Even if your general doctor who takes care of your diabetes also checks your eyes, you should still get an eye exam every 1-2 years by an eye doctor who specializes in people with diabetes.

Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Williamsbridge Ophthalmologist

Our Williamsbridge eye doctor takes the time to explain that diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts, but can also cause the eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. As the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in adults, this vision-threatening disease is caused by changes in the blood vessels of your retina that may swell and leak fluid. The diabetic eye exam is especially important because if you do have diabetic retinopathy, you won’t necessarily notice any changes to your vision, but as times goes on it can get worse and eventually cause loss of vision. During this comprehensive exam, which is the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy, your pupil is dilated, and in order to clearly view your retina, and determine the extent of your retinopathy, a device called an ophthalmoscope will be used. The best therapy is prevention and studies show that strict control of blood sugar levels can greatly lower the risk of vision loss from this disease. Laser treatments are sometimes the first procedure recommended and is focused on leaky areas of your retina to reabsorb the surplus fluid. The main goal of laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy is to, hopefully, avoid further vision loss.

Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy, through dilated eye exams, can help you decide to have laser surgery when it is most effective. Another laser treatment used in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy is laser photocoagulation. This treatment uses heat from a laser to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in your retina. Our Williamsbridge eye doctor will explain the best treatment options for you so you know what to expect as you proceed.

Williamsbridge Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Bay Plaza Ophthalmologist

Intraocular Lens Implants 10469

If cataracts have become a hinderance to your daily routine and your ability to live a normal, independent, and productive life, it might be a good time to consider ReStor IOLs from Vision Center of New York. These intraocular lens implants from ReStor are a safe and highly effective solution for restoring not only your distance vision, but unlike some other IOLs, they also improve your near and intermediate vision, making them truly multifocal. Our Bay Plaza ophthalmologist is pleased to offer this fantastic option that will allow you to do all of the things you have been missing out on because of cataracts.

Cataract Surgeon Bay Plaza

Cataract Surgeon Bay Plaza

An intraocular lens is made of plastic or glass and is permanently implanted into your eye during cataract surgery by our Bay Plaza ophthalmologist. An IOL replaces your natural eye lens, which is removed during the course of surgery. Your ReStor IOL acts to give you back your ability to focus, which is not possible naturally once your lens has been taken out. It does this while reducing or even eliminating your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

If you’re wondering if IOLs are new, well yes and no. They have been around for decades, but with ReStor IOLs, you now can achieve the highest level possible of restored vision. All of the little things that you took for granted before your cataracts can once again bring joy to your life, reading, driving, using a computer, golfing, you name it. Our Bay Plaza ophthalmologist makes it a priority to provide you with the most up to date in technological advances to help you see at your absolute best. A clinical study concluded that about 80% of patients were able to see without any need for their glasses six months after receiving ReStor IOLs. An impressive 93% of patients said they would have ReStor intraocular lens implants done again.

Cataracts, caused by a protein buildup in your eyes, causes clouded vision that tends to worsen with time. Over half of cataract diagnoses are in people aged 65 and older. Symptoms such as difficulty driving at night, blurred or foggy vision, problems in perceiving colors, and double vision can indicate that your cataracts are in need of treatment. Call us and schedule an exam with our Bay Plaza ophthalmologist. You need not be subject to the limitations that cataracts can place on your life.

ReStor IOLs Bay Plaza
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Bay Plaza Eye Doctor

10461 LASIK Surgeon

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is a specific type of refractive surgery, performed by our Bay Plaza eye doctor, Dr. Gary R. Fishman, which corrects farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism. PRK was the very first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the forerunner to the popular LASIK procedure. Although recovery from PRK eye surgery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed at Vision Center of New York, and for some patients, offers advantages over the LASIK procedure.

Vision Correction Surgery 10461

Vision Correction Surgery 10461

Much like LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, PRK works by reshaping your cornea using an excimer laser, which allows light entering your eye to be properly focused onto your retina for clear vision. The one major difference between PRK and LASIK is that with the LASIK procedure, a hinged, thin, flap is made on your cornea in order to gain access to the treatment area. With PRK eye surgery, our Bay Plaza eye doctor removes the cornea’s entire outer layer to expose the area and no flap is created. With both PRK and LASIK, the excimer laser then sculpts the stromal layer of your cornea which corrects your refractive error.

The final results of PRK eye surgery are comparable to LASIK results, but recovery from PRK is initially slower because it takes a few days for new epithelial cells to regenerate and cover the surface of your eye. Our Bay Plaza eye doctor also makes each PRK eye surgery patient aware that there is also a slight risk of eye infection, and some hazy vision during the first few days after surgery, but it is a minor chance and vision normally stabilizes rather quickly, with the final outcome taking several weeks. The main benefit to PRK eye surgery is that the corneal flap does not need to be created and the entire thickness of the underlying area is available for treatment. This is especially a benefit if your cornea is too thin for LASIK or if you have previously undergone the LASIK procedure and been left with a thinner cornea. Dr. Fishman is an expert in his field and will put your mind at ease regarding you PRK eye surgery.

PRK Surgery Bay Plaza
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)