Modern laser vision correction has several options these days. It is wonderful that we are able to match a patients unique characteristics and visual needs to the best procedure for them. At North Shore Eye Care on Long Island in New York, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, both board certified eye surgeons and "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly Ltd., take pride in the modern state of the art laser eye surgery procedures they perform. The practice serves Smithtown, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Setauket, Centereach, Selden, Northport, Fort Salonga, Huntington, Dix Hills, Kings Park, and St. James.
Our patients benefit from all custom all blade free procedures. We use intralase lasers to make a precise and safe flap followed by customvue custom laser vision lasik that automatically centers and automatically tracks eye movements. This is how lasik and ilasik are performed and a procedure that Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel perform many hundred times a year
Cataract surgery is very advanced these days often done in ten minutes without injections, sutures or a postoperative patch. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties of Long Island, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel specialize in advanced cataract surgery. Our Long Island practice serves surrounding towns such as Huntington, Dix Hills, Commack, Northport, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Setauket, Kings Park and St. James. When a cataract is removed, an intraocular lens is placed to restore natural vision. There are toric implants (IOLs) that reduce or eliminate astigmatism. There are also multifocal and accommodating lenses that let a patient see near and far without glasses.
Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel use several hundred premium intraocular implants each year. Accommodating implants such as crystalens and crystalens HD move in the eye when the involuntary muscles of focus are flexed in the eye. This natural movement
Dry eye is a wide scale problem in our population. As we age, the ocular surface tends to become less vital and less stable. This is particularly true in postmenopausal females and those with certain skin conditions like rosacea and with certain medications. Winter is worse for dry eye patients because there is less humidity in the air making the ocular surface dry. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel of North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York serving surrounding areas such as Huntington, Commack, Northport, Setauket, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Dix Hills, St. James, Kings Park, Fort Salonga, Centereach, and Selden specialize in ocular surface dry eye. Women using certain night creams can suffer from ocular surface irritation as well as those sleeping on a pillow that they are sensitve to. It is important to make your life as hypoallergenic as possible including reducing exposure to certain animals, fragrances such as plug in air fresheners or scented candles as well
You have been told that you have glaucoma... now what? You learn by the doctors at North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York that you can control the disease. Glaucoma is a eye problem where the intraocular pressure in the eye is too high for that eye. The optic nerve slowly gets damaged and can constrict the visual field over time. At our practice on Long Island serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel carefully examine each patient and help decide on the best treatment. Many patients from Huntington, Dix Hills, Northport, Commack, St. James, Kings Park, Stony Brook, Setauket, and Port Jefferson count on Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel because they were voted "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" by Castle Connolly Ltd. This distinction puts them among the top 10% of specialists in a given field of medicine.
When eye drops are not enough to control glaucoma, selective laser trabeculoplasy can be an option. This is a cold laser with fe
Why is bladeless better than blade? The answer to this question lies in Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel wanting the safest and most precise procedure possible. A blade microkeratome is an instrument that has many moving metal parts that can fatigue. There is a man made blade that can vary in quality and finish. With blade lasik, a metal blade oscillates in the machine and moves across the cornea. If there is a problem during the pass, a patient can end up with an irregular flap, a torn flap, a free flap, a button hole in the flap. Once the flap is made and it is abnormal, replacing it can be difficult. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York serving Setauket, Huntington, Dix Hills, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Commack, Northport, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, St. James and other surrounding areas of Suffolk and Nassau Counties, we only do bladeless intralase flaps. With intralase, the flap is produced by a computer controlled laser. There are no metal parts to we
Once a patient decides to have cataract surgery at our Smithtown New York practice serving Huntington, Dix Hills, Commack, Northport, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, St. James, Centereach, Stony Brook and Port Jefferson, our dialog begins in regard to the surgery. The operation usually lasts about 10 minutes. A patient will be at the cataract surgery center for about 3 hours. There should be little to no pain or discomfort. The are no periocular injections. Stiches and eye patches are rarely used. The one thing that most of our Long Island patients from Nassau and Suffolk County ask is "Why so many eye drops?"
Three days prior to cataract surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel ask patients to begin an antibiotic and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory(NSAID). These drops should be taken four times a day. The reason for the antibiotic is that it is thought to reduce the risk for infection by decreasing the bacterial flora on the surface of the eye. This has never been pr
There are several different kinds of cataracts that eventually made need cataract surgery. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York, we are experts at cataract care. A nuclear cataract presents as a browning and clouding of the center of the lens of the eye. This type of cataract causes blurred vision and can often cause frequent changes in eyeglass prescription as it grows. In our Long Island practice serving Nassau and Suffolk counties including Huntington, Dix Hills, Commack, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Lake Grove, St James, Kings Park, Northport and Fort Salonga, we see many nuclear cataracts that need surgery.
Cortical cataracts are cataracts that form spokes in the outer layers of the lens. These spokes tend to grow centrally and obscure vision. Our "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" as voted by Castle Connolly Ltd. are experts at identifying cortical cataracts and determining the degree of interference with one's daily life. Like nuclear cataracts, cortic
When considering cataract surgery, what are the important aspects of that process? First of all, you need experienced eye surgeons that are precise with outcomes. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York also serving Huntington, Commack, Islip, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, Northport and Dix Hills, we do roughly one thousand cataract operations a year. We are among the busiest cataract surgery practices in New York. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel are constantly perfecting technique and using the best of technology. They were both voted "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area". This prestigious publication includes the top 10 % of a given specialty for each area. Doctors that are included in the text by Castle Connolly Ltd. are voted in by other doctors.
Secondly, you want the best technology. Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel specialize in premium implants (IOLs). These intraocular implants allow a patient to see near and far without glasses. Multifocal and accommodating
At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York serving surrounding areas such as Huntington, Commack, Stony Brook, Kings Park, St. James, Centereach, Selden, Northport, Dix Hills and other areas, we only do bladeless intralase lasik. It seems obvious that blade free surgery would be better than a blade procedure, but in this blog, we will explain exactly why. Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel have been making only bladeless flaps in lasik for over 2 years now and they really appreciate the difference.
Safety is the first reason bladeless is better. When a bladeless flap is made, it is like a postage stamp. If it is not lifted, there is no danger of corneal irregularity causing irregularities in vision. So if a flap does not look right, which is obvious to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Martin and Dr. Zweibel, you leave it be, let it heal and repeat the procedure a week or so later. If a flap is imperfect with a blade microkeratome, the blade has already crossed the cor
Cataracts are a natural aging change of the lens of the eye. This change happens to every person as they age. Some people get cataract at an earlier age and they can even be congenital. Most cataracts become visually significant at some point. At North Shore Eye Care in Smithtown New York, we specialize in cataract surgery. We do the procedure through a 2 millimeter incision without painful injections or stiches. We rarely even use an eye patch. Our patients are able to return to the comfort of their home that same day with little to no pain or discomfort. A patient will choose to have their cataract fixed at our Long Island office serving Nassau and Suffolk counties when the vision in the affected eye is not adequate for daily activity. We give a special cataract surgery questionaire to help patients make this decision.
Dr. Jeffrey Martin and Dr. Lawrence Zweibel specialize in advanced cataract surgery. They perform hundreds of cataract procedures each year with wonderful r