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LASIK, Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis offers a number of benefits over other forms of laser vision correction because it is performed under a protective layer of corneal tissue. As a result there is less surface area to heal, less risk of corneal haze and less postoperative discomfort. And LASIK can also treat a higher range of vision errors.
After your eye has been completely numbed using "eye drop" anesthesia, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking. Next, an instrument known as a microkeratome makes a protective flap in the cornea. During this process you may feel a little pressure, but no discomfort. You will be asked to look at a target light while the laser reshapes the cornea, usually less than a minute. Then, the protective flap is folded back where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. After LASIK, some patients report a slight discomfort that usually goes away within twelve to twenty-four hours.
How it Works?
To treat nearsightedness, the cornea must be made flatter. This is accomplished by removing tissue from the center of the cornea. To treat farsightedness, the central cornea must be made steeper. This is accomplished by directing the laser beam to remove tissue from around this area. To treat astigmatism, the cornea must be made more spherical. By changing the pattern of the beam, tissue is removed in the one direction more than the other.
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Dry eye syndrome (DES) also called dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) affects more than 23 million Americans and that number is growing. We are learning now that the complex nature of dry eye can begin as young as 10 or 11 years old and continues throughout a patient's life. Because dry eye symptoms can be very subtle, patients can go under diagnosed. L&MI is proud to introduce the first of its kind in dry eye technology and the only FDA approved diagnostic & treatment system for Dry Eye Syndrome - The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System.
Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) is a new type of refractive surgery that combines the advantages of LASIK and the advantages of PRK and reduces the disadvantages of both. LASEK is similar to LASIK, except that Dr. Soloway cuts a flap in the epithelium (the cornea's outer layer of cells), instead of through the epithelium and part of the stroma. LASEK is similiar to PRK except that Dr. Soloway preserves the epithelial layer as a replaceable flap instead if scraping or lasering it away. Dr. Soloway is part of an international team studying the benefits of LASEK, and he has designed many of the instrumentation used for this procedure. His early work with this surgery is proving it to be safer that PRK surgery in general, and more advantageous than LASIK for patients with corneas that are too thin for their prescription and dark light (scotopic) pupil sizes.Click here for more information about LASEK »
PRK was the first method that used the precision of the excimer laser to reshape a human eye during FDA monitored clinical trials in New Orleans in 1987. The first person to have PRK surgery started with an uncorrected vision of 20/200 (legal blindness) and was able to achieve 20/20 vision without glasses after the surgery. They continue to see 20/20 without glasses to this day.
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Leonard M. Bley, M.D. announced that his Laser & Microsurgery IDoes anyone enjoy wearing bifocals? How about the need to carry reading glasses in addition to regular glasses? Have you noticed that older people hold menus at arms length to read? During their 40's, everyone experiences a negative change in their eyesight due to aging of the eye. Until now, this condition called presbyopia, was considered to be irreversible. Presbyopia is the reason that everyone after their mid-40's, uses bifocals, reading glasses or removes their distance glasses in order to read clearly. Specifically, presbyopia is the universal and inevitable loss of the eye's ability to focus at near distances due to aging.
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News Flash: April 1999: FDA approves INtacs, the first non-laser method designed specifically for correcting low levels of nearsightedness First conceived in the 1970's, INtacs are the product of years of research and development to provide a safe, effective and removable method of vision correction. At New York Lasik Center, our surgeon, Dr. Barrie Soloway was one of the first surgeons able to provide this non-laser alternative for vision correction.
Premium Intraocular Lense has three parts: RESTOR, TORIC, CRYSTAL LENS
The Restor Lens is an advanced type of multifocal lens that allows the patient to see near, intermediate and distance most ofthen without glasses. The fact that more that 25 million Restor lenses have been implanted worldwide 94% patients who have had the Restor Lens said they would have the Restor Lens Implanted again if they were to do it over again.
The toric lens is designed to eliminate or reduce corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision independent of glasses or contact lenses.
A patient who has both a cataract and astigmatism will not regain high quality distance vision after cataract surgery unless the Astigmatismm is also corrected.
Crystal Lens is also called the accomodating lens, because it works in concert with the eyes natural muscles. The Crystal lens uses the ciliary muscle to move the lens and allow the patient to focus near, intermediate and distance. This movement is enabled by a flexible hinge within the lens.
"You look so much younger, did you get a new hair style?" "You look too young for him as your child". These are the kind of things we all love to hear. Now due to medical advances there is a means to bring us closer to this reality with an in office treatment and without the need for costly or invasive surgery.
Botox Cosmetic® Therapy for Wrinkles ? now FDA approved can temporarily reduce facial signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of wrinkles across the forehead, between the brows, and at the corner of the eyes. For many people there is a noticeable eyebrow lift, creating a remarkable eye enhancing effect. Small amounts of Botox Cosmetic® are administered into the underlying area of the wrinkle, causing a smoothing effect by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause the wrinkle . Because the most common temporary complication of Botox Cosmetic® therapy is a droopy or "sleepy" eyelid, it is particularly important that Botox Cosmetic® be administered by an Ophthalmologist who has had extensive experience injecting in and around the eye. At New York Lasik Center, Doctor will personally evaluate you and administer the Botox Cosmetic® to ensure that this treatment is safe, effective and comfortable.
The doctors at New York Lasik Center have been specially trained in Botox Cosmetic® Therapy for Wrinkles, and - in combination with their training in cornea and laser eye surgery techniques - assure you vision protection and the very best facial outcome possible, resulting in a more radiant, natural appearance!
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Cataracts are usually associated with aging. As one gets older, the lens of the eye becomes discolored making it difficult to see. The only way to restore vision is to remove the cataract. Dr. Bley uses the most advanced and medically approved methods to remove cataracts. His no stitch topical anesthetic method of cataract removal will have you in the recovery room in 15 minutes. Other less common types of cataracts are congenital (born with them) and traumatic (caused by injury)
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Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight. This is because there are no immediate symptoms and there is no associated pain with the disease. Glaucoma is more prevalent in African-Americans, Diabetics, and those who have family members with glaucoma. Our Glaucoma Specialist, believes early detection is the best defense against losing your vision to glaucoma. At Laser & Microsurgery we have the newest diagnostic equipment that detects the earliest signs of glaucoma. In addition, our glaucoma specialist does genetic testing to determine if you are predisposed to glaucoma.
At Laser & Microsurgery we treat all types of retinal diseases and problems. Dr. Alexander Movshovich, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell University, treats both surgical and medical retina problems. This includes diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and holes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments and neovascularization. With our own B-Scan, Fluoroscien Camera, and ICG Dr. Movshovich is able to diagnose and treat retinal problems immediately.
Dr. Bley who completed a prestigious Oculoplastics Fellowship at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, does cosmetic and functional corrective procedures involving eyelids and orbital structures.
At New York Lasik Center, we are able to satisfy the hard to fit contact lens wearer. Our doctors of optometry are patient, and painstaking in their fitting of contact lenses.