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ilasik in Smithtown New York... the lasik experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 18, 2009 — by unknown
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Laser vision correction has improved dramatically over the last 10 years since Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel have been performing lasik laser eye surgery. Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel, both board certified eye surgeons, have enjoyed using the upgrades in the procedure at their Smithtown Long Island New York practice. In lasik, a superficial flap is made in the cornea and the laser vision correction ablation is placed under the flap. By doing laser eye surgery this way, patients enjoy a quick and painless recovery. At North Shore Eye Care on Long Island in New York, we use only the best lasik laser vision correction technology available. We make flaps using Intralase which is a laser that makes the thinnest and safest flaps possible with current technology. We then use Visx Customvue Wavescan Waveprint Wavemapping to make a truly custom laser vision correction pattern on the cornea. This concept is that a person's vision is unique to them as is their fingerprint. Th

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Cataract surgery with no stitches, eye patch or needles....the cataract experts of North Shore Eye Care

June 17, 2009 — by unknown
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At North Shore Eye Care, our board certified eye surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, have been performing advanced cataract surgery for many years in our Smithtown New York Long Island eye surgery center. Typically, cataract surgery lasts about 10 minutes and is painless. There are no stitches, eye patch or needles around the eye during the procedure. A patient stays in their own comfortable clothes and receives IV sedation to relax from our board certified anesthesiologist. Through a tiny incision, Dr. Martin uses computer controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsification to remove the cloudy lens or cataract. Dr. Martin then inserts an intraocular implant lens or IOL to restore vision. We can use implants that give great distance vision called aspheric monofocals. North Shore Eye Care also offers premium implants in our Smithtown Long Island New York office such as accommodating and multifocal implants. These intraocular implants allow a patient to see near

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Does lasik hurt? lasik experts at North Shore Eye Care on Long Island in New York

June 16, 2009 — by unknown
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At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, both board certified eye surgeons, get asked this question often. People are fearful and want to know if the procedure is going to hurt. At our Long Island New York surgical center, we perform many hundred bladeless custom lasik and ilasik procedures each year. For those patients that might not qualify for lasik due to a thin cornea, irregular cornea or high prescription, we offer custom prk, advanced surface ablation and epilasik as well as lasek. The entire laser vision correction surgery lasts about 10 minutes and pain is not typical. Often patients feel mild pressure and at the worst, mild discomfort during the lasik laser eye surgery in our Smithtown New York Long Island office, but we never hear of real pain. Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Larry Zweibel do our best to keep you comfortable and relaxed and with years of experience, we are almost always able to accomplish that.

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How do cataracts happen?...cataract experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 15, 2009 — by unknown
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As we go through our lives, our bodies age. Parts of our bodies start to become less functional. In your eyes, the lens of your eye begins to age as well. This is a life long process. At around 45 years of age, the lens has become a certain density and the eye is no longer able to see near and far without glasses. People at this age need glasses for near or far or sometimes both. When we are younger, the lens is soft and deformable so that when we focus for near, the lens is able to change shape and change focus. When we get into our 60's and beyond, the natural lens of the eye begins to cloud over. This happens to some people even earlier in life. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, our board certified surgeons, Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Larry Zweibel perform many cataract surgeries each year. When a cataract becomes significant enough that it affects quality of life, Dr. Martin would suggest cataract surgery in our Long Island surgical center. Catar

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Can you get ilasik on long island... the lasik experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 14, 2009 — by unknown
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ilasik is the most advanced laser vision correction laser eye surgery currently available in the world. The combination of Intralase, Customvue with Iris Registration makes up ilasik. Intralase is a laser that makes the most precise and safest flap possible. It is necessary to make a flap in the superficial layers of the cornea as a first step in lasik. Some feel that this is the most important step because the rest of the lasik procedure depends on it. Intralase is an amazing advance in lasik laser eye surgery. We then use Customvue custom wavescan wavemap waveprint laser vision correction with automatic tracking and automatic centering. ilasik is complete with the addtion of iris registration. Iris registration is when the Visx laser pinpoints areas on the patients iris and exactly places the laser vision correction so that it is positioned precisely. Before iris registration, there were small amounts of error that were inevitable, but no more. At North Shore Eye Care, our

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Accommodating Crystalens HD...Is is better for me? Cataract Experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 13, 2009 — by unknown
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Many patients ask us...Is Crystalens HD better? Is Restor 3.0 or Restor 4.0, Tecnis Multifocal or Rezoom better for me? These premium intraocular lens implants cost more. It is a significant expense and patients want to know if it is worth it to them. Well, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Larry Zweibel at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, help many people through this decision each year. Cataract surgery has come a long way over the last several years. Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel do many hundred cataract surgery procedures each year and take roughly ten minutes for the total procedure. There are no stitches, no painful injections and patients do not need to wear an eye patch after surgery. Risk of complication is less than 1 percent. Dr. Jeff Martin explains that these upgraded implants are not made of a better material or better tolerated by the body or the eye. The benefit comes from less dependence on glasses. If you want to wear glasses less or not at

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What is ilasik...the top doctors and lasik surgeons at North Shore Eye Care

June 12, 2009 — by unknown
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Everyone has heard the buzz work lasik and it is well known that lasik is very effective and helps people to see without the use of glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Larry Zweibel of North Shore Eye Care of Smithtown New York on Long Island want the public to know that there is a difference between lasik procedures and that experience does matter. Both Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel have been included in Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly ltd for their expertise and professionalism in the line of advanced cataract surgery and laser vision correction. The very best lasik procedure is ilasik. With ilasik laser eye surgery, a thin flap is made in the superficial layers of the cornea using a bladeless or blade-free laser called Intralase. Intralase is the safest and most precise way to make a flap. We then use custom Visx Customvue technology to create a customized laser vision correction platform. Customvue uses Wavescan Waveprint Wavemapping

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Whats new in Cataract Surgery...Cataract experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 11, 2009 — by unknown
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Whats new in cataract surgery? The procedure has improved dramatically over the last few years. At North Shore Eye Care, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, both board certified surgeons, have been performing advanced cataract surgery for many years. They perform cataract surgery without painful injections, eye patches or stitches. The cataract opertion takes about 10 minutes, is painless, and our patients return to the comfort of their home the very same day. It has been an amazing process to watch cataract surgery advance and become much safer. Years ago, Dr. Sidney Martin saw cataract surgery as an inpatient surgery that was very difficult for patients to go through. It has been amazing how far cataract surgery has come in those years. When a cataract is removed using phacoemulsification or computer controlled ultrasound through a 2 millimeter incision, which is routine at North Shore Eye Care, we replace the cloudy lens with an intraocular lens implant lens. There

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ilasik is here at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island

June 10, 2009 — by unknown
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Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel are pleased to offer the new ilasik. This upgraded lasik procedure is now available at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, the same practice that was founded back in 1960 by Dr. Sidney Martin and his wife. Today, North Shore Eye Care specializes in advanced cataract surgery and laser vision correction. The most current and precise lasik procedue involves bladeless and custom lasik coupled with iris registration. With blade-free lasik, a flap is made in the superficial layers of the cornea with Intralase, a blade free laser that makes the safest and most precise flap possible. This is coupled with Visx Customvue Waveprint Wavemap Wavescan lasik. With Customvue, the laser takes a fingerprint of your unique vision and creates a lasik laser eye surgery ablation that automatically centers and automatically tracks as your eye moves. In addition, iris registration happens as the laser pinpoints certain custom areas of y

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Does cataract surgery hurt?...the cataract experts at North Shore Eye Care

June 9, 2009 — by unknown
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Many people are concerned with the fear of pain with cataract surgery. Remarkable, most patients feel no pain or discomfort. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Larry Zweibel, both board certified surgeons at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York on Long Island, perform advanced cataract surgery without painful injections, stitches, or even an eye patch. Patients get IV sedation to make them comfortable and then all that is needed for anesthesia is eye drops that numb the surface of the eye. The entire cataract surgery procedure lasts about 10 minutes and patients return to the comfort of their home within a few hours. Patients are able to see right away and start their important eye drops right away. We use phacoemulsification or computer controlled ultrasound to gently break up and remove the cloudy lens of the eye which is the cataract. We then implant an intraocular lens implant or IOL to restore vision. We use standard lenses which give great distance vision, but patients stil

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