Dr. Mark Hornfeld
New York City-based ophthalmologist offers complete eye examinations and counseling on vision ailments. Call to schedule an appointment today at (646) 681-3100.

Resources for Treating Your Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Refractive Vision Problems

Your eyes are one of your most important senses, so it is important to take good care of your vision. Follow the links below to learn more about common eye problems and your surgical options for treating them.

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For quality ophthalmic care, come see Vista Laser Vision’s Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Give us a call at (212) 580-8881 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Will I Still Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that prevents normal vision. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a new, artificial lens. While vision is improved dramatically after cataract surgery, many patients want to know if they will still require glasses. Only your ophthalmologist will be able to answer this question definitively, so it is important to talk to him or her about your treatment before surgery so that you’ll know what to expect.

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Life After Cataracts: Glasses or No Glasses?

In the vast majority of cases, glasses will still be required, even after your cataract surgery. Much will depend on what the condition of your vision was prior to your cataracts. The type of lens implants that your ophthalmologist chooses for you will also play a major role in what your vision will be like post-surgery.

Advances in artificial lens technology have created the possibility of being able to go without eyewear after cataract surgery, but it is important not to have too high of expectations. A variety of factors go into determining the quality of your vision after surgery, some of which can be addressed and some of which cannot.

If the ability to be able to live and see properly without glasses is very important to you, then the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with your ophthalmologist. During this consultation, the two of you can review the options for lens implants, review your optical health, discuss any complications that may be present, and devise a treatment plan that is both safe and acceptable to you.

If you have cataracts in NYC and are interested in cataract surgery or other vision correction options, then contact us at the offices of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Schedule an appointment by calling (212) 580-8881. We will be happy to assess your unique vision needs and goals, as well as provide you with a custom treatment plan that works for you. Call or visit our website for more information.

What to Expect From Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common vision problem, particularly among older adults. While many individuals will not require cataract surgery immediately after diagnosis, it is helpful to know what to expect when the time comes.

In this video, you’ll learn how cataract surgery is performed, as well as what to expect after the procedure. Protecting the eye after surgery is vital, as is using any medications or drops prescribed to you by your ophthalmologist. Watch the video to learn more.

If you are looking for a skilled ophthalmologist in NYC to diagnose and treat your vision problems, then contact the offices of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. We offer glaucoma treatment, surgery for cataracts, Lasik surgery, and more. Schedule your appointment today by calling (212) 580-8881.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Treating Intraocular Pressure from Glaucoma

An estimated 2.8 million Americans are currently undergoing glaucoma treatment, and it is probable that there are at least that many more who have been undiagnosed. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to eventual blindness. While there is no cure for glaucoma, several effective treatments and therapies exist that can help to preserve vision and protect the eye from damage.

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Laser Glaucoma Treatment

One glaucoma treatment that is quite effective at managing the complications of the disease is called selective laser trabeculoplasty, or SLT. Glaucoma is a buildup of intraocular pressure as a result of a blocked drainage angle preventing the proper flow of fluid. SLT uses an intricately focused, low-level laser beam in order to create a new angle of drainage for the eye fluid.

SLT Glaucoma Treatment Procedure

If you are undergoing the SLT glaucoma treatment, your ophthalmologist will place special eye drops in your eyes either prior to or after the procedure. These drops lessen the amount of fluid present in the eyes so as to avoid a sudden spike in intraocular pressure. Your ophthalmologist will then use a microscope and lens to direct the laser beam to the location needed to provide drainage.

You may feel a sensation of heat during your SLT glaucoma treatment, but you should not experience any pain. You will not need to be admitted to the hospital, but you will need to wait to be checked by your ophthalmologist approximately two hours post-procedure, as well as schedule a follow-up appointment.

It is important that you continue to take any medications that your ophthalmologist has prescribed for your glaucoma, even after SLT treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to find out if SLT treatment is right for you.

At the offices of Dr. Mark Hornfeld in New York, we provide a variety of ophthalmology services, including the SLT glaucoma treatment. Schedule an appointment today by calling (212) 580-8881.

Understanding the Process of LASIK

If your vision is not what it should be, either due to astigmatism or other common eye problems, then you may be interested in correcting the problem permanently with vision correction surgery. One option you have is laser surgery.

Watch this video to see an expert explain the process of LASIK surgery. Learn how the flap is created for access, as well as what measures are taken to ensure precise laser movement.

If you are interested in Lasik surgery in New York, then visit the offices of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. We offer a variety of optical services, including Lasik and other vision correction surgeries, so you can get the treatment that you want and need. Call (212) 580-8881 today to schedule your appointment or to learn more.

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