With all the surgical advances that have been achieved in recent times only cataract surgery can improve function even better than before the cataract first formed. Going back as little as 35 years patients were hospitalized for this procedure often staying for a period of 3 to 5 days. Complications were commonplace and visual rehabilitation was delayed while patients waited for their sutures to dissolve. When vision stablilized after approximately 6 weeks powerful magnifying spectacles were prescribed. The vision was anything but natural as objects appeared distorted and 20% larger than they appeared prior to surgery.
For people losing their sight from cataracts they now have the benefit of small incision surgery performed through a microscope. Sutures are no longer required as the wounds are self healing and the surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis. Vision is often excellent as modern lenses can treat astigmatism as well as enabling patients to see both near and far all without the need for glasses.
The eye experts at North Shore Eye Care have over 35 years of experience treating cataracts performing more than 1000 cataracts per year. Drs. Lawrence Zweibel and Jeff Martin have been consistently listed in Castle Connely"s Top Doctors in the New York Metro area. They have recently been joined by Dr. John Mauro, a uveitis expert and fellowship trained lasik surgeon. All doctors are Board Certified Ophthalmologists.
At North Shore Eye Care we treat patients from all over Long Island, as far east as the Hamptons and Riverhead, Shelter Island, Greenport, Southold, Cutchogue, Patchogue, Mattituck, Calverton, Shirley, Mastic, Moriches, Manorville, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Medford, Smithtown, St James, Kings Park, Northport, Huntington, Dix Hills, Plainview, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake Grove, Happauge, Commack, Melville, Jericho, Port Washington, Roslyn and many other areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties including New York City.