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Cataract Surgery Brooklyn

Cataract Surgery Brooklyn

At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we diagnose and treat eye diseases including cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal degeneration. Our Flatlands eye doctors offer refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma computer diagnosis, as well as removal of foreign matter from the eye. Additionally, we provide optical services, including eye exams, computerized testing, and optical dispensing.

Flatlands Brooklyn Eye Surgeons

Flatlands Brooklyn Eye Surgeons

All of our eyes have a normally clear lens over them, which is imperative to clear and focused sight. A cataract is caused by the clouding of the lens in the eye. Your vision will become cloudy and impaired, eventually degrading the quality of your vision so much that it negatively impacts everyday activities. There are a few causes of cataracts, including genetic inheritance of enzyme defects, an infection while in the womb, or the alteration of lens proteins that are responsible for maintaining clarity. Additionally, severe injuries to the eye can cause cataracts to form, as well as overexposure to oxidation stresses like UV radiation or toxic chemicals. Most cataracts develop slowly, some processes taking twenty plus years for the effects to be noticeable. At first, stronger lighting and prescription glasses can help deal with cataracts, but these prescriptions will change frequently. At some point, you might need cataract surgery at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, a very safe and effective procedure that removes the lens material and replacing it with an intraocular lens.

Cataract surgery at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology involves the removal of the cloudy lens and the implantation of an artificial lens. The current technique for cataract surgery is called phacoemulsification (ultrasound) through a small incision. Since a self-sealing small incision is used, it does not require suture closure, thus the term “no stitch cataract surgery.” The entire process is completed in less than ½ hour and is performed under local anesthesia. Cataract Surgery is the most common surgery for Americans over the age of 65. Our Flatlands eye surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained and are specifically skilled in removing cataracts, and are also experienced in the recognition and treatment of complications of cataract surgery.

Cataracts present themselves with the following symptoms: frustration from bright lights, difficulty driving at nighttime, increased eyestrain, double vision, blurry or fuzzy vision, yellowing or fading colors, and frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, come to Brook Plaza Ophthalmology for an eye exam. Cataracts are very easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye examination using a slit lamp to examine the inner and outer structures of the eye. A beam of light will shine into your eye and your eye doctor can check your lens opacity.

Flatlands Retina Specialists
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700

Flatlands Brooklyn Retinal Specialist

Flatlands Brooklyn Retinal Specialist

Take Care of Your Eyes with Brooklyn Eye Doctors at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology

Sight-threatening eye problems affect one in six adults aged 45 and older. And your risk for vision loss increases with age. In fact, a recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report estimates that more than 43 million Americans will develop age-related eye diseases by the year 2020. To protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy as you age, our Flatlands eye doctors ask that you consider these simple guidelines:

Be aware of your risk for eye diseases. Find out about your family’s health history. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have high blood pressure? Are you over the age of 65? Are you an African-American over the age of 40? Any or all of these traits increase your risk for sight-threatening eye diseases. Regular eye exams can detect problems early and help preserve your eyesight. Our Flatlands ophthalmologists treats the following eye conditions and diseases: cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, low vision, macular degeneration, pterygium, and ptosis.

Brook Plaza Ophthalmology

Brook Plaza Ophthalmology

Have regular exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure. If left untreated, these diseases can cause eye problems. In particular, diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Look for changes in your vision. If you start noticing changes in your vision, see your eye doctor immediately. Trouble signs include double vision, hazy vision and difficulty seeing in low light conditions. Other signs to look for are frequent flashes of light, floaters, and eye pain and swelling. All of these signs and symptoms can indicate a potential eye health problem that needs immediate attention.

Protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. You should always wear sunglasses with proper UV protection to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. This may reduce your risk of cataracts and other eye damage.

Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Numerous studies have shown that antioxidants can possibly reduce the risk of cataracts. These antioxidants are obtained from eating a diet containing plentiful amounts of fruits and colorful or dark green vegetables. Studies have also shown that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may also prevent macular degeneration.

Get your eyes checked at least every two years. A thorough eye exam at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, including dilating your pupils, can detect major eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, which has no early warning signs or symptoms. A comprehensive eye exam also can ensure that your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is accurate and up-to-date.

Don’t smoke. The many dangers of smoking have been well documented. When it comes to eye health, people who smoke are at greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Following these steps is no guarantee of perfect vision throughout your lifetime. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having regular eye exams with Flatlands eye doctors, Dr. Jacob Ackerman, Dr. Adam Lish, Dr. Dennis Metz, Dr. Jacob Schafran, and Dr. Alexander Aizman, will certainly decrease your risk of sight-stealing eye problems and help you enjoy your precious gift of eyesight to the fullest.

Flatlands Eye Doctors
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700