Cataracts in Queens
If you are having trouble driving at night, or seeing details on the television, you may indeed be developing cataracts. Whenever you are experiencing any type of vision problems, including these, you will want to come to see us at New York Cornea Consultants. Our expert and highly trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, will be able to provide you with treatment for your cataracts in Queens, which can include cataract laser surgery.
Sometimes when patients have cataracts in Queens they decide to continue having their lens prescription changed which will provide them with improved vision. However, generally when a patient has cataracts, the time does come when this will no longer be effective and the patient will need to have cataract surgery in order to see clearly once again. The good news is that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective cataract surgeries performed today. If you have cataracts in Queens, our eye doctor will be able to speak to you about which treatment is the best. It is impossible to determine which cataracts will go on to cause total blindness, however, most cataracts will develop to this point if they are left alone to progress. Cataract surgery is a very short surgery which is performed on an outpatient basis. The patient will generally not have any type of anesthesia except for drops which are placed in the eyes. The patient will remain comfortable during the entire procedure, and during recovery. During this surgery the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed through a tiny incision that is made with a laser. A new man-made lens is then inserted into the eye through this new incision. These new lenses will provide you with excellent distance vision, or may even be multifocal lenses which will provide you with excellent vision at several distances.
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Cataracts care in Queens
If you have been experiencing clouded or blurred vision you may well be developing a cataract. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The lens gradually thickens and becomes so clouded that light cannot reach the retina and be subsequently sent to the brain. Cataracts need to be treated as they will eventually cause blindness in most cases. When you are in need of an excellent cataracts care in Queens, you will want to visit us at New York Cornea Consultants.
Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus is our highly-trained ophthalmologist at New York Cornea Consultants. He is able to provide expert cataract treatment when you need a Queens cataracts doctor. Dr. Ehrenhaus is committed to providing compassionate and personalized eye care to the residents of Bayside. Many of his patients come to him due to vision problems caused by cataracts. When cataracts are diagnosed they are generally removed by cataract surgery. During cataract surgery our doctor will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new man made lens. This surgery is generally done using a small cut or incision.
Cataract surgery is generally performed using local anesthesia. A device that sends out an ultrasound vibration is inserted into the eye by our cataracts care in Queens, and the natural lens breaks into small pieces. The small pieces are then able to be removed by suction through the small cut in the eye. Often a laser is used to make the cut to help improve recovery from cataract surgery. A new lens is then inserted into the eye and placed into the appropriate position in the eye. This new lens is called an intraocular lens, or an IOL. Another name for this type of procedure is “intraocular lens implantation.” The lens is permanent and does not call for any type of care. Most people are able to see well at a distance without glasses after cataract surgery. This procedure is done as an outpatient, so there is no hospital stay. If you would like to meet with Dr. Ehrenhaus to discuss cataract surgery, contact our practice today. Dr. Ehrenhaus will be happy to meet with you and discuss how cataract surgery will be able to help restore your valued vision.