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Cataract surgery and blood thinners... ask the cataract experts at north shore eye care

March 9, 2010 — by
Tags: Cataract Cataracts Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgeon Cataract Doctor

North Shore Eye Care has been a leader in cataract surgery for many years.  The board certified eye doctors and eye surgeons at our smithtown new york office in long island are always trying to improve upon the state of the art outpatient surgery.  Cataract surgery is performed through a 2 millimeter incision using eye drops for anesthesia.  Our patients stay in their own clothes and return home the very same day.  We use IV sedation to keep our smithtown long island patients comfortable and our cataract surgeons perform cataract surgery in just a few minutes.  We specialize in premium implants that are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses such as accommodating lenses like crystalens and the Acrysof Toric implant for the reduction or elimination of astigmatism.  We also use multifocal implants designed to make our suffolk county patients glasses independent.  The multifocal lens implants are the restor, rezoom, and tecnis multifocal. 

Some of our patients use blood thinners such as aspirin, coumadin, plavix or vitamin E for certain health problems.  These medications can be beneficial to blood flow and heart health, but they will make a patient bleed more freely.  In cataract surgery, there is usually no blood loss and therefore, stopping blood thinning medication is not a necessity.  However, our board certified eye doctors feel comfortable with stopping blood thinners if possible because there is always a small risk of bleeding.  That being said, Dr. Jeffrey martin, Dr. larry zweibel and dr. john mauro have performed cataract surgery on many patients on full anticoagulation without a problem.  It is important that you discuss blood thinners with your primary care doctor before stopping the use of these medications.

In long island in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, huntington, cold spring harbor, commack, northport, centerport, greenlawn, dix hills, melville, deer park, massapequa, lindenhurst, sayville, bay shore, babylon, farmingdale, plainview, bethpage, syosset, woodbury, roslyn, jericho, westbury, rockville center, garden city, east meadow, merrick, manhasset, glen cove, great neck, manhattan, bronx, brooklyn  and queens.


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