North Shore Eye Care has been a leader in cataract surgery for years in the Long island and greater new york areas. Our board certified cataract surgeons and cataract doctors strive for excellence and continue to perfect their eye care and eye surgery. Currently, our cataract patients stay in their own clothes and cataract surgery takes a few minutes. Through a 2 millimeter incision, our board certified eye surgeons remove the cloudy lens or cataract using gentle ultrasound called phacoemulsification. The cataract is broken into pieces and removed in a safe and efficient way without using stitches, needles around the eyes or even an eye patch. Patients return to their regular activities almost immediately. Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Dr. Larry Zweibel and Dr. John Mauro are trained to handle the standard cataract as well as more complicated cataract clinical settings.
One cataract setting that can be more difficult is cataract surgery in the setting of pseudoexfoliation. The lens of the eye is held to the wall of the eye by small connective tissue strings called zonules. Zonules create a netting that holds the lens steady as well as the implant lens or IOL following cataract surgery. In pseudoexfoliation, the zonule apparatus is weak and the lens can be more loosely adherent. Cataract surgeons depend on zonule support to complete cataract surgery safely. In cases of pseudoexfoliation, our cataract doctors are ready with more gentle cataract removal techniques as well as supportive technology such as iris hooks and capsular tension rings. With advanced technology and technique, most patients with pseudoexfoliation are able to have a routine safe cataract surgery.
In long island in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, centereach, selden, coram, middle island, ridge, riverhead, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, miller place, mt sinai, rocky point, shoreham, wading river, patchogue, medford, brookhaven, yaphank, shirley, mastic, moriches, bellport, bayport, manorville, calverton, jamesport, cutchogue, mattituck, southold, greenport, westhampton, eastport, hampton bays, quogue, southampton, east hampton, montauk, amagansett, and many other towns.