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Cataract Surgeon Williamsbridge

The most common form of cataract surgery with our Williamsbridge eye surgeon today involves a process called phacoemulsification. With the use of an operating microscope, a very small incision will be made in the surface of your eye in, or near, your cornea. A thin ultrasound probe will be inserted into your eye and uses ultrasonic vibrations to dissolve (phacoemulsify) your clouded lens. These tiny fragmented pieces are then suctioned out through the same ultrasound probe. Once the cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed into the thin capsule-shaped bag that the cataract occupied previously. This lens is necessary in order to help your eye focus after surgery.

Cataract Eye Surgery 10475

Cataract Eye Surgery 10475

This groundbreaking procedure is used to break up your cataract with cutting-edge ultrasound technology. According to the National Institutes of Health, most cataracts are related to aging, and by the age of 80, more than half of Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. This new ultrasound laser technology creates less energy time inside your eye, less inflammation inside the eye, and it limits the amount of complications that can happen. Our Williamsbridge eye surgeon feels the main advantage of the laser technology, over current cataract surgery techniques, is the precision and added safety. Less ultrasound is needed when the cataract is softened by the laser first. In addition, the laser does a very precise job, and our expectation at Vision Center of New York, is that over time, the outcomes of the cataract surgeries will be better sustained.

After cataract surgery, you can expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. We will want you to see our Williamsbridge eye surgeon a day or two after your surgery, again the week after, and then after about a month, so we can monitor your healing process. Eyedrops may be prescribed, or other medication, to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. After a couple of days, most of your discomfort should disappear. Quite often, total healing occurs within eight weeks.

Williamsbridge Cataract Surgery
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Williamsbridge Eye Doctor

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Chronic dry eye is a bothersome condition, though not dangerous. Your vision and your general health are not threatened by it, at least not in the long run. In the short term, chronic dry eye can have some negative impact upon your sight. At Vision Center of New York, our Williamsbridge eye doctor will evaluate and treat your chronic dry eye. Both Dr. Gary R. Fishman and Dr. Simon Wu are highly skilled ophthalmologists with a great deal of experience in this area.

10475 Eye Care

10475 Eye Care

You are likely to experience one or more symptoms with chronic dry eye. For example, a burning or stinging sensation in the eyes, tired eyes, sensitivity to light, reddening of the eyes, and blurry vision (especially if you read a lot or spend a great deal of time in front of a computer) are all signs that could point to chronic dry eye. Risk factors for it include wearing contact lenses, as well as exposure to smoke or wind. If you notice any of the listed symptoms, the first thing you should do is call us to arrange an appointment with our Williamsbridge eye doctor.

A thorough checkup, including diagnostic tests, will assist in forming a diagnosis. One of these tests will measure the volume of your tears. Blotting strips of paper will be placed underneath your lower eyelids. In addition, specially dyed eye drops will determine the quality of your tears. These, and possibly additional tests as needed, will allow our Williamsbridge eye doctor to evaluate your chronic dry eye and to recommend the best way to address it.

Fortunately, most of the time chronic dry eye can be treated fairly easily using non-surgical methods. Artificial tears can work very well, either over the counter or in prescription strength. Surgery is a last resort and is rarely needed to treat chronic dry eye. In addition to noninvasive remedies, certain lifestyle changes may be recommended as well. Among these are avoiding smoke, wind, and air conditioning. Humidifiers can do a great job in mitigating symptoms of chronic dry eye by adding moisture to the air in your home or office. If you are suffering with chronic dry eye, you can depend on our Williamsbridge eye doctor to work with you on the solution.

Chronic Dry Eyes Williamsbridge
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)