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.