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Cataract surgery in patients with macular degeneration

April 13, 2010 — by
Tags: Cataract Cataract Surgery Macular Degeneration Smithtown New York

At North Shore eye care in smithtown new york in long island, our board certified cataract surgeons have been at the cutting edge of cataract surgery for many years.  We are constantly improving our cataract treatments and use the best in technology and technique.  Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Dr. Larry Zweibel and dr. John  Mauro are all experts in cataract care and use the best standard of care.  We perform cataract surgery through a small incision using no needles, no stitches, and no eye patch after the procedure.  Our cataract surgery patients are able to see right after the cataract surgery and continue to do well partly because they are able to immediately start their postoperative drops.  Our patients stay in their own comfortable clothes and return home the very same day.  Our eye doctors specialize in premium implants including restor, rezoom, tecnis multifocal, crystalens, and acrysof toric.  There are many choices in cataract surgery and our long island patients choose us.

When dealing with a patient with macular degeneration, we have to be careful to set expectations correctly.  Having macular degeneration is the equivalent of the film in a camera being damaged.  In these cataract cases, we tell the patients that their final visual acuity will be limited by the damage in the retina.  Many patients with macular degeneration have excellent improvement in vision and some simply see slightly better.  With thorough discussion of risks and benefits, we are able to help all patients including those with macular degeneration.

In long island new york in suffolk and nassau counties, we see patients from smithtown, nesconset, saint james, kings park, islip, islandia, hauppauge, lake grove, bohemia, ronkonkoma, holbrook, holtsville, sayville, bay shore, babylon, centereach, stony brook, setauket, port jefferson, commack, northport, and many other towns.


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