On September 12 North Shore Eye Care will host it's second cataract seminar. Topics to be covered will be indications for this procedure, methods of removal, and choices of lens implant replacement. Cataracts which are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye require removal when patients can no longer function the way they would like. Examples of this are the loss of ability to drive. The first sign of this difficulty is noticing increased glare driving in the twilight hours when sun glare can significantly impede visualization. Night driving similarly becomes more difficult due to increased glare from oncoming head lights, traffic lights, and generally poor lighting conditions.
Newer intraocular lens implants are another factor that patients should take into consideration. With these new high technology lenses patients can now achieve better uncorrected vision they they had prior to cataract formation. Various lenses that are available consist of multifocal lenses with both distance and near focuses on the same lens, like a bifocal spectacle, accommadative lenses that function like the natural lens in youth, and toric lenses that can correct for astigmatism.
At North Shore Eye Care our physicians are well versed in these topics. We have been performing cataract surgery for the past 49 years always keeping up with the latest developments and only using the newest technology for your safety and speed of recovery. Dr. Lawrence Zweibel is director of Ophthalmology at St. Catherine's hospital in Smithtown and Dr. Jeffrey Martin is an associate clinical professor at Stony Brook University. Both Drs. are fellows of the American College of Surgeons. We have recently been joined be Dr John Mauro, a fellowship trained surgeon. All physicians are Board Certified Ophthalmologists.