At the Vision Center of New York, our goal is provide the highest quality eye care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our office is state-of-the-art, and has the most advanced technology available today for both diagnosis and treatment of eye problems. Our doctors, led by our Medical Director, Dr. Gary R. Fishman, use the latest surgical techniques to provide expert vision care. Dr. Fishman is one of the few doctors in New York who has extensive training in the field of cataract and refractive laser surgery. These two fields have undergone tremendous changes in recent years. If you are looking for an expert eye doctor 10466, you need to visit us at the Vision Center of New York.
At our office we provide a full range of eye care services. We can provide the latest treatment options and surgeries for many eye diseases including: cataracts; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; and macular degeneration. We also perform LASIK surgery for vision correction, and treat eye trauma and dry eyes. When you come to the Vision Center of New York, you will be able to find an expert eye doctor 10466 who is able to take care of all your vision care needs. We also perform comprehensive eye exams to help determine the health of your eyes, and to discover any possibly hidden reasons for vision problems. When you need to be seen by the best, you need to come to the Vision Center of New York
Among the procedures performed by our doctors are: LASIK surgery to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness; or astigmatism; PRK laser surgery to reshape the corneal surface to improve vision: cataract surgery to replace a lens in the eye when it is clouded by cataracts; glaucoma surgery; along with many other procedures. We also help treat macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Eye care treatment is very individualized and will vary from person to person. What is constant is our doctors are among the most highly-trained in the country and are devoted to helping their patients achieve the best vision possible. If you want to be seen by a doctor who provides the very best in vision care, contact us today at the Vision Center of New York. You will receive the finest care possible by our eye doctor 10466.
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.
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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.