Cornea doctor in Great Neck
The cornea is the clear part of the front of your eye, that lets light in. If you are having problems with your cornea, you should visit us at New York Cornea Consultants. Our expert cornea doctor in Great Neck, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, can provide you with complete cornea care.
Our ophthalmologist is a fellowship-trained cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeon. Whether you need corrective laser eye surgery, or a corneal transplant, he will be able to provide you with the highest level of care and treatment. If you need to have a cornea transplant, our doctor will let you know if you can be a candidate for the new sutureless corneal transplant, or be a candidate for a lamellar transplant, using the new femtosecond IntralLase laser. Our eye doctor also offers full thickness corneal transplants, as well. When you come to our vision practice to see our cornea doctor in Great Neck, our ophthalmologist will carefully assess your individual situation and let you know which type of corneal treatment will work best in your particular case. He will then discuss the different options with you and help come up with the decision on the best way for your treatment to proceed. Our eye doctor sees many patients who have keratoconus. When a patient has this eye condition, the shape of the cornea becomes distorted and usually worsens over time. When a patient has keratoconus, instead of the cornea being shaped like a dome, the center of the cornea begins to thin and bulge so that it has more of a cone shape. In early stages, a patient with this eye problem may wear contact lenses for vision correction, but eventually, surgery may be needed to correct this serious eye problem. Whenever the cornea becomes damaged from disease or scarring, you may end up needing a corneal transplant. This type of surgery is called the keratoplasty.
For an appointment to see our expert cornea doctor in Great Neck, contact us today.
Fresh Meadows cataracts
If your vision has become blurred and clouded, you may have cataracts. Cataracts can be easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam at our ophthalmology practice. Should it be determined that you do have cataracts, it is good to know that cataracts can now easily be corrected using laser eye surgery. If you need treatment for your Fresh Meadows cataracts, you will want to come into our vision practice, New York Cornea Consultants, to be treated by our expert ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus.
When a patient has Fresh Meadows cataracts they have a natural clouding in the lens of the eye. Generally, a patient will have cataracts in both eyes, however, usually only one eye is operated on at a time. When a patient has cataracts they may experience blurred vision, or problems driving at night or seeing in bright sunlight. The patient may also have generally blurred vision and have problems seeing a television or reading a book. It is impossible to determine whether or not a cataract will go on to cause total blindness; however, often times they do. Sometimes patients choose to have cataracts treated by simply updating their vision prescription to accommodate for the changes in their vision. However, there usually comes a time at which cataract surgery is needed in order to fully restore the patient’s vision.
Our ophthalmologist is able to perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, while the patient remains fully awake. The patient will need to have local anesthesia in the eye that is receiving cataract surgery. This surgery is extremely short, lasting about 15 minutes. During the Fresh Meadows cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye through which the damaged natural lenses is removed. Then a clear man-made lens is permanently inserted into the eye through the same incision. This new lens can be either single focus or multifocal. Most patients are able to drive without glasses after the surgery. When patients get multifocal IOLs, they are able to see clearly at several distances after the surgery. Recovery from the surgery is short and generally very comfortable for the patient. If you would like to meet with our ophthalmologist regarding treatment of your Fresh Meadows cataracts, contact us today for an appointment.