If your vision has become blurred, and you have trouble seeing while driving at night, you may have cataracts. Whenever you are experiencing any type of vision problem, make an appointment to come visit our top-notch ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, at our vision practice, New York Cornea Consultants. If you have cataracts Great Neck, our eye surgeon can provide you with complete cataract eye care.
Cataracts Great Neck are very common in patients over 60. However, patients of any age can develop cataracts. Even infants can be born with congenital cataracts. When a patient has a cataract it means the natural lens in the eye has gradually thickened, and the lens has become clouded. When this happens, the light passing through the eye becomes distorted, or it simply cannot reach the retina for transmission to the brain – which is needed for sight to occur. If cataracts are left untreated, they will eventually go on to cause blindness, in most cases. It is impossible for our eye doctor to determine exactly how quickly a cataract will progress, or how far it will progress. Some patients prefer to have our doctor monitor their cataracts and intermittently correct vision with new lens prescriptions. However, most cataracts will progress to the point where cataract surgery is needed. The good news is that cataract laser surgery is among the safest and most successful eye surgery performed today. During cataract laser surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is removed and a new man-made lens is inserted into the eye. This entire procedure is performed through a tiny incision that is made in the eye. The patient will remain perfectly comfortable during this procedure with only the need for anesthetic eye drops. Surgery takes a very short amount of time, and the patients generally have an extremely comfortable recovery. Our eye doctor can provide patients with advanced technology lenses, including multifocal and accommodating lenses, which will greatly reduce your need for any type of eyeglasses after cataract surgery.
For an appointment for treatment for cataracts Great Neck, contact us today.