West Babylon Eye Doctors
West Babylon is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Babylon and the county seat is Riverhead. West Babylon was once a tulip-growing center which the area started as a floriculture zone. The local community preserves the history and traditions of the place and many old places and artifacts have been preserved with loving care. West Babylon succeeds in admirable manner to combine modern convenience and great location, to take forward its evolution from an agricultural area to a residential suburb of choice. Walt Whitman who once taught here is amongst West Babylon’s better known and past citizens. There are 7 Public Schools in West Babylon which has 5 Elementary Schools and 2 High Schools; the district has the best level of academic services and the valuable information needed to achieve educational, personal, and professional goals.
With the West Babylon Public library, it offers a broad range of collections of materials, technology, programs, and staff expertise. The library also attends the community providing exceptional services in accessible, functional and attractive surroundings, and features several elementary, middle, and high schools nearby. Good education is the best attraction living in West Babylon. Everyone can visit their unique shops, recreational areas, and fine restaurants which makes West Babylon a perfect place to live, work, and play. The community has more than 50 dining choices, apart from the worlds of choices in other parts of Long Island. Pizzas, Seafood and Asian cuisine are the common forms of ethnic food dominate in the area. There also many local bars where you can relax and being comfort after a hard day of work.
North Shore Eye Care serves the residents of West Babylon with a variety of concerns including Glaucoma. Glaucoma, a leading cause for irreversible blindness in this country can now be treated more safely while at the same time being more accurately diagnosed. While at one time intraocular pressure was the leading parameter used to determine whether to treat or not, we now rely more on optic nerve thickness measurements and the appearance of the optic nerve to determine the appropriateness of treatment. This is important since many people with low or normal intraocular pressures, as high as 20%, may actually have loss of vision from glaucoma and require treatment, while people with relatively high pressures may have totally normal optic nerves and never lose vision.
Treatment modalities have also greatly improved. We now have many more classes of drugs to treat this insidious disease. These drugs may also be combined into a single drop thus making treatment easier. Most of these medications require only once or twice a day use. In addition to medications laser therapy has been improved with the use of the YAG laser that allows nondestructive laser energy to be applied to the aqueous outflow areas of the eye known as the trabecular meshwork. For the few that can't be treated by the above mentioned ways even surgery as improved. For example new shunts have been developed that are far less invasive. An example is the express-shunt that is only 50 microns, 1/20 of a millimeter, in diameter.