Selden Eye Doctors
Selden is a hamlet located within Suffolk County's Town of Brookhaven. The farmers who first moved to what is now Selden in the mid-18th century referred to the area as Westfield. One of the better known early residents was Captain Daniel Roe (1740Ã¢â?¬â??1820), who fought in the French and Indian War and served as a captain in the Revolutionary War, and for whom Captain Daniel Roe Highway is named. Roe built a house in Selden along Middle Country Road before the Revolutionary War. Roe is buried in a small family cemetery south of Middle Country road behind the Old Westfield shopping center. When a post office was opened in 1852, Westfield had already been taken as a name by a community upstate. The area was named after Lt. Gov. Henry Selden. Another notable historical site located in Selden is Telescope Hill. From 1919 to 1959, Telescope Hill on the south side of Selden was the location of a fire lookout tower. During World War II, a Nazi "U-Boat" spotted from Telescope Hill was later captured.
In 1916, the Suffolk County Tuberculosis Sanitorium opened on land then-considered to be part of Holtsville. The location, including some of its original buildings, became in 1961 the main (Ammerman) campus of Suffolk County Community College, which today has an enrollment of over 11,000 students. The primary road in the hamlet, and the location of most of the commercial development, is New York State Route 25 (Middle Country Road), which runs east to west. Similar to surrounding communities, Selden has a number of shopping centers along Middle Country Road, which developed as suburban growth spread eastward.
At North Shore Eye Care we see patients from all over Long Island including Selden with a variety of concerns, for example Cataracts. Cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens within the eye with a new a new artificial lens. While most people think this is an operation for only the elderly, a surprising number of people are candidates for this procedure even as early as when they enter their forties. Trauma, diabetes, steroid anti-inflammatory medication, and heredity are often the cause for early cataract formation. Often patients are confused as to when cataract surgery is appropriate for them. A term often used by patients when questioning their surgeons is "are my cataracts ripe enough." This term however, can lead to confusion since it is somewhat arbitrary as to just when the cataract became "ripe." A more realistic way of judging the appropriateness for surgery is when you notice increasing difficulty performing daily activities such as reading or driving a car.
Once you have made the decision that cataract surgery is right for you it is very important that you pick the right surgeon. Not only does he need experience in all the latest techniques, but in consultation you should feel that he is caring and willing to spend the time with you so that you feel all your questions have been answered. The surgeons at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown, Long Island all have extensive experience with cataract, microsurgery. Sidney Martin was the first surgeon in Smithtown to perform cataract surgery approximately 50 years ago. Presently performing cataract surgery at North Shore Eye Care are Lawrence Zweibel who was the first person in Smithtown to simultaneously implant an intraocular lens at the time of cataract surgery in 1976, Jeffrey Martin who is Dr. Sidney Martin's son, and John Mauro who is also well known as an ocular immunologist. All of the above surgeons are board certified physicians.