Port Washington Eye Doctors
Port Washington is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is an unincorporated area within and directly governed by the Town of North Hempstead. The five square-mile area comprises four villages, a large unincorporated area and part of another village - Flower Hill, which straddles Port Washington and Manhasset. The history of Port Washington dates back to the 17th century when a small group of English settlers acquired land from the Dutch in a region flanked by beautiful bodies of water. During Henry Hudson's voyages in 1609, the Dutch claimed that it gave them the rights to Long Island. They had purchased what amounts to the western half of Nassau County from the Matinecocks, members of the Algonquin tribes who inhabited much of the North Shore of Long Island. Sint Sink, "Place of Many Stones," was the name that the Matinecocks gave to this neck of land nestled between scenic Hempstead Harbor and Manhasset Bay. The English settlers were allowed to pasture cow and the peninsula became known as Cow Neck, and the bay on the west side was called Cow Bay (former area name).
In recent time, Port Washington continues to charm people because of its natural beauty, country appeal, and diverse ethnic population. Port Washington has evolved into a true "melting pot" community. The area has its public school system which generally gets high marks from parents. There are still several houses in the center of town that were built near the turn of the century. Some of these were the Locust Avenue near the Port Washington Library, originally stood nearer the center of town. They were moved to make way for newer commercial buildings. Homes in Sands Point are situated on larger lots having a higher price which have been sold for more than $1 million. Resort hotels were built to accommodate thousands of tourists, many of whom would make a permanent home for its beautiful beaches and restaurants. The area is known for its restaurant’s fine cuisine that line mostly in Main Street, Shore Road, Manorhaven Blvd., and Manhasset Bay.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of Port Washington with a variety of concerns including Uveitis. Uveitis can cause long-term, vision-threatening complications, such as glaucoma, and cataracts. Many people have only one episode of uveitis. Others may have periodic recurrences over months to years. All patients with a history of autoimmune disorders should be seen regularly by an eye doctor. The inflammation is named according to its location, as anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis (or inflammation that affects the entire uveal tract). Examples of autoimmune disorders include; Anklosing Spondylitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Addison’s Disease, Hepatitis, Behcet’s Disease, Pemphigoid, Crohn’s Disease, Dermatomyositis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Grave’s Disease, Juvenile Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Psoriasis, Reiter’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Infections include tuberculosis, syphilis, Lyme disease, herpes simplex virus, shingles (varicella-zoster virus), toxoplasmosis, and cytomegalovirus.
Symptoms of uveitis including eye pain and aching, eye redness, sensitivity to bright light, flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision, or blurred vision and floaters are typical. A eye physician may be able to see prominent blood vessels on the surface of the eye or cornea, white blood cells floating in the fluid that fills the front part of the eye (aqueous humor), and deposits of white blood cells on the inside surface of the cornea. All of the surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. More recently Dr. John Mauro has joined the practice and is well recognized for his work in ocular inflammation, allergic disease and auto-immune disorders.