Long Island Cataract Specialists
Serving Manhasset, Rockville Centre, and surrounding Long Island communities
The Long Island cataract specialists of OCLI are renowned surgeons, trained in innovative surgical techniques and technologies to help Long Island cataract patients improve their vision. These highly-skilled specialists are also trained in the use of new lens implantation and sutureless surgery.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which can distort or block light rays from reaching the retina. Cataracts usually develop slowly and cause no pain. However, as a cataract grows larger, it clouds more of the eye’s lens and significantly impairs vision.
A cataract can severely jeopardize a person’s ability to live a normal, independent life. Fortunately, the cataract specialists of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island can treat cataracts with new, advanced forms of lens implantation and suture-less surgery. Read on to learn more about cataracts and how these procedures can help cataract patients reclaim clear vision.
Symptoms of Cataracts
The cataract clouds vision and many people experience blurry, fogged vision. A person also may not be able to see bright colors or experience light sensitivity. A person may also experience double vision.
These symptoms may slowly and painlessly develop, but do require immediate treatment as they can further impair and obstruct vision.
Other common cataract symptoms include:
- Problems with seeing colors
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions
- Problems with night vision
- Loss of contrast
- A white spot over the eye
Types of Cataracts
The most common type of cataract is age-related, although there are also secondary cataracts, which are common in individuals with diabetes; traumatic cataracts, which are the result of eye injury; and congenital cataracts, which are present at birth or develop in early childhood.
The only known cure for cataracts is surgery. Cataract surgery provides patients with relief from blurred, dimmed, or cloudy vision. The skilled cataract specialists at OCLI are trained to provide patients with relief from blurred, dimmed, or cloudy vision using new innovations in intraocular lens (IOL) surgery.
Cataract eye surgery involves removing the clouded eye lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial, intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is inserted through an incision in the eye. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour.
Cataract surgery patients at OCLI can also be treated with new, advanced, FDA-approved intraocular lenses such as ReSTOR, ReZoom, Verisyes, or Crystalens. These lenses are engineered to work like the eye’s natural lens, and patients enjoy a fuller range of vision; near, intermediate and distance vision. In addition, after IOL surgery, many patients experience clearer, more acute vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
To learn more about the advances in Cataract Surgery, please visit http://www.itvisus.com/programs/hbhm/episode_824_AdvancesCataract.asp a Healthy Body Healthy Mind segment.
If you are suffering from cataracts or cataract symptoms, contact OCLI today to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our renowned cataract specialists. With several locations throughout Long Island, we are proud to provide cataracts treatment to patients in Rockville Centre, Manhasset, East Setauket, and other surrounding communities.