Cataract surgery has been performed at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1960. Today, North Shore Eye Care is a modern eye care practice that specializes in advanced cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Technology has revolutionized cataract surgery making it a safer, more successful surgery. Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. John Mauro all use state of the art cataract surgery and laser vision correction procedures. In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye or cataract is removed using phacoemulsification or computer controlled high speed ultrasound through a small incision that seals without stitches. No eye patch is necessary in most cases and needles around the eye are also not necessary. Our patients return home the very same day and experience no pain in most cases. Our board certified eye doctors and eye surgeons, Dr. Zweibel, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Mauro all specialize in intraocular implant technology including accommodating lenses like the Crystalens and the Crystalens HD. We also use multifocal implants like the Restor and the Tecnis multifocal lens. The Acrysof Toric implant reduces or eliminates astigmatism in most cases and our patients with these premium implants are able to see well without the need of glasses or contact lenses.
How do I find a good eye surgeon? It is important when finding a cataract surgeon to look at several things. The cataract surgeon should specialize in cataract surgery and perform many cataract surgery operations each year. The cataract surgeon should be current in his/her knowledge and be using the latest and best techniques. A patient should make sure that the cataract surgeon uses small incisions, usually without stitches. Most modern cataract surgeons no longer use needle injections around the eye routinely. Most modern cataract surgeons do not use an eye patch routinely following surgery. Cataract surgery should be completed without pain and quickly, routinely lasting about 10 minutes or so. There are always more complicated situations, but we are speaking of the routine standard cataract surgery. Lastly, I believe that a patient should feel very comfortable with their doctor/surgeon. Bedside manner, personality, kinfness, respect are absolutely necessary. This is what we believe is essential for building relationships for life.
In Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau Counties), we see patients from Smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, centereach, selden, coram, middle island, riverhead, ridge, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, shoreham, wading river, miller place, mt sinai, rocky point, patchogue, medford, farmingdale, farmingville, bellport, bayport, blue point, yaphank, brookhaven, shirley, mastic, moriches, manorville, calverton, jamesport, cutchogue, mattituck, southold, eastport, westhampton, east hampton, southampton, sag harbor, montauk, amagansett, hampton bays, kings park, islandia, islip, hauppauge, lake grove, bohemia, ronkonkoma, holtsville, holbrook, sayville, commack, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, nissequogue, head of the harbor, old field, poquott, belle terre, fort salonga huntington, northport, cold spring harbor, dix hills, melville, deer park, centerport, greenlawn, plainview woodbury, syosset, bethpage, massapequa, lindenhurst, sayville, bay shore, babylon, roslyn, great neck, manhasset, east meadow, merrick, rockville center, garden city, mineola, and many other towns including queens, brooklyn, manhattan.