Have you been told that you will need to have cataract surgery to improve your vision? Or, has your vision become clouded, and it is becoming more and more difficult to perform certain tasks such as seeing road signs or driving at night? If so, you may be developing cataracts in your eyes. There is no cure for cataracts. However there is wonderful surgery available that will enable you to see clearly once more. When you need cataract surgery in Queens, you will want to come to our practice, New York Cornea Consultants.
At New York Cornea Consultants our highly-trained and well-liked doctor is Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus. Dr. Ehrenhaus is a fellowship trained cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon. If you need cataract surgery in Queens, you will not be able to find a better trained or more caring cataract surgeon. Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries performed today. It is performed using local anesthesia and laser surgery. Our cataract surgery is performed on an out-patient basis, and the recovery time for your eye can take several weeks for complete recovery. However, many of our patients can see much better the very next day.
Since cataract surgery in Queens uses laser technology, there are no bandages or stitches involved. The laser will be used to make a tiny incision in your eye through which your clouded lens is removed by our surgeon. Then a new, clear manmade lens will be inserted through that very same incision. Generally the new lens will give the patient excellent distance vision, so no glasses will be needed any longer for activities such as driving. Some of our patients are even getting lenses that have progressive properties so that they will not even need reading glasses. These lenses, called multi-focal and accommodating lenses, are often not covered by insurance — so you will want to check your coverage regarding these particular lenses. You will remain perfectly comfortable during the cataract surgery. When you leave for home your eye will be covered with a protective cover to keep your eye from being accidentally hit or poked during sleep. This protective covering should be worn for one or two evenings while you sleep. If you would like to learn more about cataract surgery, contact us today.