Brooklyn NY ophthalmology
Are your eyes constantly feeling irritated and scratchy? If so, you may have dry eye. There are many treatments for dry eye, and many causes as well. If you need Brooklyn NY ophthalmology treatment, come visit us at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.
At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology we have four expert eye doctors on staff. They are: Dr. Lish, Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Metz, and Dr. Shafran. For over 30 years our practice has helped thousands of people have better vision. Over the years, many of our patients have come to us in need of dry eye treatment. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition. Basically the condition is caused by one of two reasons: (1) the eye is not creating an adequate amount of tears or (2) the eye is not creating tears of good quality. However, if this is not treated, the cornea of the eye can become damaged due to the constant irritation it endures. Tears are needed to lubricate the eye and reduce the chance for eye infection by removing tiny particles from the eye. When you come to our practice for Brooklyn NY ophthalmology care, our doctors can determine the reason for your dry eye and provide you with proper treatment to fix the situation.
Our Brooklyn NY ophthalmology treatment can fix your dry eye problem using one or several treatment methods. To begin with, you may benefit from using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions to increase your quantity of tears. You may also need to be treated to have inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface reduced. Prescription eye drops or warm compresses can be helpful with this. Our doctors can also treat you so that natural tears are kept in the eye longer. This is accomplished by either blocking the tear ducts with tiny removable silicone plugs, or surgery can be done to permanently close the tear ducts. Prescription eye drops can also help tear production as do omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If you would like to meet with one of our expert doctors regarding your dry eye problem, make an appointment with us at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.
Brook Plaza Ophthalmology
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11234
The lenses inside your eyes are normally clear. However, sometimes areas of the lenses in your eyes can become cloudy. These cloudy areas of the lenses inside your eyes are called cataracts. Cataracts can develop in one eye or in both and as they develop, you might not even notice them. However, in time, cataracts can and will affect your vision. The clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it very difficult to do everyday activities such as reading and driving. Once the condition begins to interfere with your ability to perform these tasks, surgery might be necessary. It is very important that you go to an experienced ophthalmologist if you suspect that you have cataracts. Our Brooklyn eye surgery experts at Brook Plaza Opthamology have a great deal of experience in diagnosing and treating cataracts.
Glasses and or more light might help you if you have cataracts. However, if this is not the case, then surgery may be necessary. If you have to get surgery for cataracts, you want to go to the best. Our Brooklyn eye surgery experts at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology are highly qualified professionals. Dr. Jacob Ackerman is one of them. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The other 4 ophthalmologists in our Brooklyn Eye Surgery office also have impressive credentials and experience. So if you suspect that you might have cataracts, our ophthalmologists can help you.
Our Brooklyn cataract specialists at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology don’t just treat cataracts. We offer a wide variety of optical services, such as comprehensive eye exams, glaucoma care, diabetic eye care, contact lenses, eye glasses, and service and repair. We are experts and we truly care about you and your eye care. Call or visit our office so we can help you. Our friendly staff is looking forward to answering any questions you may have.