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Brooklyn Eye Doctor

Brooklyn Eye Doctor

As we age, we face a greater risk of developing certain health problems. One such problem is macular degeneration, a general phrase for a variety of different eye conditions which result in a decline in the quality of a patient’s central vision. Because macular degeneration can lead to permanent vision loss, it is important to have this condition diagnosed by a trained optic professional who can suggest potential treatment options. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our Brooklyn eye doctor can regularly monitor the health of your eyes so conditions such as this one are identified early.

Macular degeneration is generally an age-related condition that comes in two common forms. “Wet” age-related macular degeneration is the more aggressive of the two, involving the growth of abnormal blood vessels beneath the retina. These blood vessels can leak blood and fluid that results in blurring of the central vision. The process is generally fairly rapid. Treatment options include laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, and injections into the eye. “Dry” age-related macular degeneration is generally the less aggressive form of the condition, involving the gradual breakdown of light-sensitive cells in the macula. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we can diagnose either version of the condition and work closely with patients to determine the next step towards treatment. Our staff of highly-qualified optic professionals brings years of experience to a practice designed to cater to the needs and concerns of each and every patient. At our office, you’ll be in the care of a Brooklyn eye doctor whose dedication to patient health is evident from the moment you walk in.

We do not yet know the main cause of macular degeneration, although we do know that patients over the age of 60 are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Although symptoms often include blurred vision, many people notice no symptoms at all in the early stages. With that fact in mind, you should regularly have your eyes checked so you can stay ahead of this problem early. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our Brooklyn eye doctor will assess the quality of your vision and diagnose conditions such as macular degeneration if any exist. Schedule an appointment with us to get eye care designed to identify and address such problems before they cause major damage.

Macular Degeneration Brooklyn
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700

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