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Eye Surgery in Brooklyn, Bronx, Washington Heights, and Valley Stream
At Vistasite we screen and co-manage patients that are interested in refractive surgery to eliminate glasses or contact lenses. Our experienced doctors will determine if you are a good candidate for refractive procedure and will discuss all available options, risks and benefits. Our consultation includes computerized determination of prescription, digital measurement of corneal curvature, corneal topography and microscopic evaluation of the eye. We co-manage the following refractive procedures: LASIK , PRK, Cataract refractive surgery and more.
LASIK procedure uses surgery and laser to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In LASIK a surgeon creates a flap of tissue on the front surface of the cornea ( transparent part of the eye). Laser is used to reshape middle layer of the cornea. Once completed, flap is repositioned back and allowed to heal. LASIK candidate should be at least 18 years of age, have stable vision, no eye diseases or general health contraindications.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is another refractive procedure during which doctor uses Excimer laser to remove a thin layer of tissue from the center of the cornea. Laser produces uniform, concentrated beam of high energy. Energy from laser is converted into chemical energy that evaporates corneal molecules in very precise amounts. PRK is indicated for small and moderate myopia( nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Patients undergoing PRK should be 18 years or older, have stable prescription and no eye or general health contraindications.
Cataract Refractive Surgery
Cataract is clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. When cataract creates noticeable visual discomfort and starts interfering with activities of daily living it becomes clinically significant and needs to be surgically removed. During surgery intraocular implant is inserted to replace natural lens. Traditionally, surgeons used monofocal intraocular implant. This type of replacement lens restores only distance vision. Today, if you have cataract, you have an option of insertion of multifocal lens that provides clear vision in full range of distances. FDA clinical trials showed that with multifocal intraocular lens 80 % of patients never needed distance or reading glasses, compared to only 8% of patients with monofocal lens.
There are three main types of multifocal intraocular lenses: ReSTOR, Crystalens, and Rezoom. Our doctors will discuss which intraocular lens option best fits your lifestyle and visual demands.
ReSTORE lens uses combination of three technologies to provide patients with high quality vision without the need for reading glasses. 80 % of patients reported that after lens implantation they no longer need glasses or contact lenses. Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again.
Crystalens is accommodative intraocular lens that moves forward and backward within the eye to provide clear distance and near vision.
ReZoom multimodal lens has five spherical segments with smooth transition in between so that the eye can focus at different distances and in different lighting conditions.