One of the reasons why we at the practice of Dr. Edwin M. Schottenstein are such a proven choice when you’re looking for an ophthalmologist in NYC is because of our wide variety of high-quality eye procedures. Our eye doctor, Dr. Edwin M. Schottenstein is one of the top board-certified NYC ophthalmologists and is highly capable of tending to any and all of your visual needs. Among the many eye procedures that you’ll find in our Upper West Side office include the following.
A cataract is the clouding of the lens in a patient’s eye, causing his or her vision to become blurry. Cataract surgery will remove this lens and replace it with an artificial lens, often referred to as an intraocular lens. We offer many different types of intraocular lenses, including monofocal, multifocal, toric, Crystalens, and Verisyse.
This is a procedure that’s used to correct corneal astigmatism by placing superficial incisions on the peripheral cornea. These small incisions will relax the curvature of the cornea, which will allow more light to accurately focus on the retina.
YAG capsulotomy (sometimes known as posterior capsulotomy) is a painless and safe laser treatment that’s utilized to improve a patient’s vision after cataract surgery. After cataract surgery, many patients will suffer from blurred or hazy vision because the new lens has become cloudy as well. The YAG laser is able to create an opening in the center of the cloudy lens, which will cause the patient’s vision to clear up.
With our cosmetic eye care, we’re capable of treating the skin around the eyes and giving a patient a more youthful appearance. It’s natural that over time, cosmetic problems that include drooping upper eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes can develop. With our cosmetic eye procedures, such as brow lifts, Botox, and blepharoplasty, we can help treat these problems.
As dry eyes are very common amongst adults, we offer a number of different dry eye treatments depending on the severity of the condition. For more mild cases of dry eye, we may recommend using artificial tears or a more potent prescription eye drop, such as Restasis or Xiidra. For those with more severe dry eye, we can perform punctal occlusion (where punctal plugs will be inserted into the tear drainage area to keep the tears in longer) or Meibomian gland canalization (where a canal will be inserted into the Meibomian gland so that it can function properly and keep the eye moister).
LipiFlow is one of the most effective treatments that we offer for dry eyes. This is a simple and safe treatment that will apply controlled heat and pressure to the eye through a disposable eyepiece. This gentle pressure will help clear up the blocked glands and allow the natural production of oils to continue.
Your ophthalmologist in NYC is also capable of offering a plethora of other eye procedures that include the following:
If you’d like to learn more about any of our eye procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you in any way that we can! If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with your ophthalmologist in NYC, we encourage you to give your eye doctor a call at (212) 874-2300. We’re looking forward to giving you the healthy eyesight that you deserve!