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Frequently asked questions on Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious disease. The sad part is that it has no cure and vision lost, cannot be restored. It is the world's leading cause of blindness. Why? Because it has no symptoms in its early stages. Majority of the people with glaucoma do not know they have it! However, timely diagnosis and treatment …

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Glaucoma: The Silent Vision Thief

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. And yet, once detected, it can be slowed in most cases—sometimes via surgery. The vision that is lost, however, cannot be restored. Most cases of glaucoma develop slowly, with a gradual loss of peripheral (or side) vision. However, by the time people notice they have lost …

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20/20 vision – It’s NOT what you think!

Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision. 20/20 vision is a term used to express the clarity or sharpness of vision measured at a distance of 20 feet.  What does 20/20 vision actually mean? It means that you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that …

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Cataract Surgery: Understand Your Options

Did you know annually there are 3 million cataract surgeries performed in the United States?  Why Cataract Surgery is needed?  Cataract causes blurry vision and compromises the vision in bright lights. Your ophthalmologist may suggest cataract surgery in two scenarios.  If the cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out the daily activities.  When a …

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Preventing Eye Injuries at Home

Where do you think most eye injuries occur? At construction sites? Recreational sports? The answer is in your own home. Nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in and around the home. What's more, home-based eye injuries are on the rise. When an ophthalmologist in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan or Brooklyn or anywhere …

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Tips for Choosing an Ophthalmologist

Besides getting recommendations from friends or family, the most common way people find ophthalmologists is through online research. If you're in the process of looking for an ophthalmologist in NYC, we offer several tips about what to look for when using the internet to search for eye doctors. Regularly visiting an ophthalmologist for preventive eye …

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The Risk of Not Treating Cataracts

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed types of eye surgery. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to vision impairment, vision loss, and even blindness. The World Health Organization reports that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. One of the goals we have at New York Ophthalmology is providing accurate …

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Cataract Surgery: Are Multifocal IOLs the Right Lenses for You?

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed, and you'll likely have to consider it at some point. The procedure continues evolving, thanks to technological advances that have increased the number of options available for replacement lenses. New York Ophthalmology offers these choices to cataract surgery patients at our Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and …

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