Category Archives: Cataract Surgery

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is selected to be the first cataract surgeon in the US to launch new FDA-approve surgical protocol to help enhance post-operative patient experience

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, has successfully performed the first Cataract Surgery in the United States, utilizing FDA approved DEXYCU™ (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) 9%, at Island Eye Surgicenter in Westbury, NY.  EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced yesterday that it has commercially launched DEXYCU 9% …

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Dr. Donnenfeld Shares Options for Reducing Cataract Surgery Pain and Inflammation

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon at OCLI, was recently interviewed by Healio Ocular Surgery News to discuss the need to treat pain and inflammation before and after cataract surgery in order to ensure an optimal outcome and patient experience. Read the full article>>

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Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and affect approximately 24 million American adults over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become …

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OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions – I was diagnosed with Cataracts

OCLI is experienced in answering any questions our patients or potential patients may have. Whether you’re curious about preventative eye health, treatment options, or have specific concerns about a procedure, we’re more than happy to help. Below, we address a question about cataract diagnosis. Q: I have been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes. I lead …

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Cataract Surgery. Unsure? Ask for a Second Opinion

It is normal to have questions surrounding what to do when you’ve been diagnosed with a cataract. Read more to learn about the different types of cataract surgery options available today. You’ve been told you have a cataract. Now what? You start hearing about different options for how you may see after the surgery and …

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Cataract Surgery: Top 10 Myths from 1 to 10*. Third in a series of three

It takes weeks to see well after cataract surgery Cataract surgery is among the most advanced surgeries offered today. “Many patients have 20/20 visual acuity the next day, others may take a week or so to see well from the operated eye,” says David Sachs, MD, Corneal and Cataract surgeon. There is nothing that can …

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Cataract Surgery: Top 10 Myths from 1 to 10*. Second in a series of three

4.  I’ll still need reading glasses after cataract surgery There are now options during cataract surgery that can dramatically decrease a patient’s need for reading glasses. These options are called Premium Intraocular Lenses; PIOLs. Medicare considers these options as an upgrade from the standard replacement lens. If you want to reduce your usage of glasses …

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Cataract Surgery: Top 10 Myths from 1 to 10*. First in a series of three

1. Cataract Surgery is Painful Cataract surgery may make a patient anxious, as any surgery would, but it shouldn’t hurt. After anesthesia is given to the patient, the surgeon will numb the eye. Once the eye is completely numb, the surgeon will perform the cataract surgery. The surgeon will remove the clouded, hard lens within …

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