Westchester Eye Surgeons offers an extensive library of educational videos to help our patients understand eye conditions and surgical procedures.
Cataract formation denotes the optical degradation of the natural crystalline to a point where vision is impaired. Cataract surgery involves the operative steps to remove and potentially replace the degraded natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Astigmatism is an optical corneal curvature shape condition where certain corneal sectors are steeper than others. These sectors focus poorly focused images at different planes within the eye. Correction can be with spectacles, contacts or Laser Vision Correction.
With maturity the natural loss of facial skin and muscle tone can lead to sagging eyelids and eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can surgically address these maturity onset changes around the eye.
Ocular Allergies occur when the conjunctiva (a delicate membrane covering the eye and the inside of the eyelids) becomes irritated due to an allergen. This condition is also called Allergic Conjunctivitis.
The surfaces of the cornea and other ocular structures rely on a supply of balanced human tears to keep them lubricated, nourished and protected against infections. The problems that could arise from inadequate tear balance leads to Dry Eye Syndrome.
Uncontrolled diabetic blood sugar effects on the eye circulation can lead to Diabetic Retinopathy, a vision threatening condition of the eye. Prevention and early detection could prevent visual problems.