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Cataract surgery becomes more commonplace as applications for this procedure expand

July 17, 2010 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Cataracts Cataract Extraction Clear Lensectomy Lasik

With expanded applications for cataract surgery the procedure is becoming more commonplace. Occasionally  people seeking Lasik surgery are often better served with a cataract procedure.  This is especially true in people who are middle aged and beyond and may already have incipient cataracts.  In some instances no cataract  is present.  When this operation is performed on these patients it is known as a clear lens extraction.  There are many reasons why one may choose this procedure over lasik.  The most common one is with severe refractive errors.  For instance if a patient is extremely near or far-sighted they may be out of the reach of a lasik procedure.  The main limitation with this procedure is age as below the age of 50 most surgeons wouldn't recommend this type of surgery. 

At  North Shore Eye Care our surgeons can advise you as to what procedure suits you best should you want to free yourself from glasses or contact lenses.  Dr. Lawrence Zweibel and Jeffrey Martin are both Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and have been consistently recognized in Castle Connelly's Top Doctors.  They have recently been  joined by Dr. John Mauro, a lasik trained surgeon.  All Doctors are Board Certified Ophthalmologists.

At North Shore Eye Care we serve patients as far East as Greenport, Southold, Mattituck, the Hamptons, Riverhead, Baiting Hollow, Wading River, Ridge, Middle Island, Coram, Patchogue, Babylon. Port Jefferson, Mt. Sinai, Stony Brook, Smithtown, Kings Park, Northport, Huntington, Dix Hills, Wading River, Commack, Syosset, Plainview, Jericho, Hicksville, Bethpage, Hempstead, Mineola, Port Washington, New Hyde Park, Great Neck, and many other areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties including New York Cilty.


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