North Shore eye care in smithtown new york will be launching it's free cataract surgery seminars in their long island office. In this free seminar, one of our board certified cataract surgeons will discuss the details of cataract formation and cataract surgery. Our eye surgeons, Dr. Jeff Martin, Dr. John Mauro, and Dr. Larry Zweibel will take turns in this monthly offering to allow patients to become better educated in their decision to have cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye and when this clouding becomes significant enough to impair daily functioning, we suggest cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes a few minutes and is painless in most cases. With IV sedation to assist, we use numbing eye drops and therefore do not use needles around the eyes, stitches, or even an eye patch following surgery. We use gentle computer controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsification to remove the defective lens and then place a new intraocular lens implant or IOL to restore vision.
Patients may choose a standard IOL that gives good distance, but patients will need glasses for all near tasks. A patient may also upgrade to a premium implant that reduces or eliminates the need for glasses at all distances. These implants are called Crystalens, Restor, Rezoom, and Tecnis Multifocal. Patients have had great success with these upgraded implants at our long island eye care practice.
In long island new york in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from huntington, cold spring harbor, commack, northport, greenlawn, deer park, centerport, dix hills, melville, bethpage, plainview, syosset, woodbury, massapequa, lindenhurst, sayville, babylon, bay shore, wantagh, rockville center, levittown, hicksville, great neck, glen cove, roslyn, manhasset, garden city, new york city, queens, brooklyn, staten island, bronx, and many other towns.