Eye Doctors and Ophthalmologists on Long Island, NY
The eye doctors at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Ophthalmology on Long Island, NY provide cutting-edge laser and surgical techniques to offer patients state-of-the-art visual services and the best eye care possible. A world-class leader and pioneer in safe and effective cold laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma, the Division continues to reach new frontiers in minimally invasive laser procedures.
Specialty Ophthalmology Services on Long Island
Our highly skilled ophthalmologists and eye doctors perform a broad spectrum of advanced and complex eye procedures and surgeries, such as:
- Treatment of cataracts – a medical condition, in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision.
- Refractive and astigmatic surgery – corrective surgery for astigmatism, a defect in the eye or lens.
- Corneal transplantation – surgical procedure performed to replace part of the cornea by donor corneal tissue.
- Treatment of glaucoma – a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss or blindness.
- Oculoplastics – includes a wide range of surgical procedures that deals with the eye socket, eye lids, tear ducts and face. Our ophthalmologists also perform reconstruction of the eye itself, as well as associated structures.
- Neuro-ophthalmology – subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology concerning vision problems related to the nervous system. Optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, papilledema, ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors and strokes are diseases of the nervous system that affect eye sight.
- Pediatric ophthalmology – branch of ophthalmology which consists of eye doctors and surgeons who specialize in the eye care of children.
- Treatment of uveitis and ocular inflammation – inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.
- Treatment of retinal detachment – an emergency condition in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of supporting tissue.
- Treatment of diabetic retinopathy – caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness.
- Treatment of macular degeneration – often referred to as age-related macular degeneration, this medical condition usually occurs in older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field.
- Selective laser trabeculoplasty – a form of laser surgery used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma.
Leader in the Field of Ophthalmic Education, Training and Research
Since Winthrop-University Hospital is a teaching hospital, the ophthalmic surgeons are actively involved in clinical teaching of medical students, house staff, and Fellows from all across the country. Monthly grand rounds continue to attract world-class speakers and thought leaders in the field of ophthalmology. Staff members continue to perform pioneering clinical research and are invited to present their work at prestigious, international peer-reviewed meetings