Since cataracts tend to grow slowly there are several remedial treatments that can help vision such as changes in vision correction prescriptions, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses. Our doctors at Retina Consultants of Long Island will perform cataract exams in Oceanside NY to diagnose cataracts by measuring your visual acuity, performing a dilated eye examination that allows them to look directly into the eye and magnify the lens, retina and other parts and by measuring the pressure in your eye. Ultimately, if the cataract continues to grow refractive cataract surgery in is the best treatment.
Refractive cataract surgery is done by a technique called phacoemulsification. Our doctor will make a small incision on the side of the cornea that covers the eye. An ultrasound probe will blast the lens with sound waves to begin to break it up and the lens will then be removed from the eye. Our doctor will then insert an artificial intraocular lens into the eye. The new lens will function just as the natural lens, actually better since most patients do not need corrective lenses for nearsightedness after the new lens has been placed. The incision that is made is self-sealing so no sutures are needed. . If your vision is blurry and you are affected by glare call our office for an appointment for a cataract exam in Oceanside NY.