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Eye Surgery Baychester

Eye Surgery Baychester

Our Baychester eye surgeon, Dr. Gary R. Fishman, will give you a comprehensive exam to not only detect macular degeneration but determine if you are at risk of developing it. Of all the eye diseases that affect your central vision, age-related macular degeneration is the most common. Mainly affecting people over the age of 60, macular degeneration occurs in two forms, wet and dry. Wet macular degeneration is not as common but more aggressive in its development, prompting loss of central vision. Dry macular degeneration is more common and progresses much slower before causing vision loss. Dr. Fishman tests the sharpness of your vision and uses an “Amsler grid” to establish if your vision has already been affected. Dr. Fishman stays well-educated on all the latest advancements in both types of macular degeneration and makes sure to keep our patients very well-informed.

Vision Loss Baychester

Vision Loss Baychester

With dry macular degeneration, light-sensitive cells in the macula break down more slowly. Frequently happening in one eye at first, central vision diminishes with less of the macula functioning. Our Baychester eye surgeon at Vision Center of New York will explain how dry macular degeneration is much more common than wet and how its cause is unknown. Wet macular degeneration develops when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow underneath the retina and begin to leak fluid and blood. Central vision becomes blurred when the fluid and blood raise the macula from the back of the eye, its normal place, causing it to interfere with the proper function of the retina. Under these circumstances, vision loss can be rapid and severe.

Our Baychester eye surgeon will assure you that macular degeneration doesn’t cause any pain and the most common early symptom is blurred vision. The symptoms can affect your day to life, however, making driving, reading, and recognizing faces difficult. Other symptoms can include difficulty driving at night, not seeing colors as intensely, and a hazier quality to overall vision. All of these symptoms can also be present with the wet form of macular degeneration but the most common symptom in wet macular degeneration is straight lines appearing wavy or crooked. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with injections into the eye and laser surgery. Unfortunately, these treatments are not a permanent cure and loss of vision, and the disease, can continue to grow despite treatment. There is currently no treatment available to reverse dry macular degeneration but dry macular degeneration normally develops at a slower pace and most of our patients with this condition are able to live relatively normal, productive lives.

Macular Degeneration Baychester
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)

Baychester Ophthalmologist

Baychester Ophthalmologist

As we grow older, our eyes tend to weaken and sometimes can encounter problems that interfere with our ability to see clearly. One of the most common vision impairments typically associated with aging is the development of cataracts. A cataract is a clouding over of the lens of the eye, which can interrupt your central and detail vision. Patients often describe their vision as similar to looking through a foggy window is they are suffering from a cataract. Our Baychester ophthalmologist from Vision Center of New York understands the difficulties associated with cataracts, and now has an even more efficient treatment option than ever before.

Cataract Surgery Baychester

Cataract Surgery Baychester

At Vision Center of New York, we like to offer our patients the option of using the amazing ReZoom Multifocal IOL. The ReZoom Multifocal IOL is used to replace the lens that is removed during cataract surgery. What makes this specific type of lens so useful is that it has multiple focal points so that you are able to see clearly from various distances and in various different kinds of lighting. Our Baychester ophthalmologist has had a great deal of success using ReZoom Multifocal IOLs with patients in the past, and would love to do the same for you. Many patients are able to decrease their dependence on their glasses as a result of the multiple focal point technology of these special IOLs, and in turn notice vision improvements beyond the correction of their cataracts. IF the ReZoom Multifocal IOL sounds like something you might want to try, you should schedule an appointment with our Baychester ophthalmologist for a consultation and examination so that you can learn more about how it can work specifically for you.

If you would like to learn more about the ReZoom Multifocal IOL or any of the other many useful services provided by our Baychester ophthalmologist, be sure to pay a visit to the Vision Center of New York website and browse through the additional information we have made available there. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you would like to book your next appointment, feel free to call the office or send us a message online.

ReZoom Multifocal IOLs Baychester
2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 216C
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-EYES (3937)