LASIK is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, and low amounts of hyperopia (farsightedness). Using the most advanced and clinically safe technology available, our surgeons perform LASIK using IntraLase™, an all-laser, blade-free procedure in conjunction with CustomVue™.
With CustomVue™, each patient’s treatment is “designed” by the unique characteristics of the individual’s eyes. WaveScan® technology captures unique imperfections and produces a detailed map of the eye – much like a fingerprint. It then translates this information into a set of CustomVue treatment instructions for the laser. This new level of measurement provides more precision than measurements using standard methods.
PRK is a laser procedure that reshapes the cornea by removing corneal tissue to refocus light on the retina. It may be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and is an alternative to LASIK.
Symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, laser eye surgery or ultrasound eye surgery are the best options. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
Cataract surgery is performed in our ambulatory surgery center located in Cedar Knolls. The procedure takes place in an operating room and involves making a small incision on the side of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye). A tiny probe is inserted into the eye and emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the lens so that it can be removed by suction. Most cataract surgery today is done by phacoemulsification, also called small incision cataract surgery. Most cases do not require any injections or sutures. Anesthetic eyedrops are used to numb the eye for the surgery.
After the natural lens has been removed, it often is replaced by an synthetic lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL is a clear, soft, plastic lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. Light is focused clearly by the IOL onto the retina, improving your vision. You will not feel or see the new lens.
Lasers provide an extraordinary degree of precision and accuracy to eye surgery. Dr. Wertheimer and Dr. Bevacqua are at the forefront of state-of-the-art laser procedures including all-laser LASIK and no-stitch laser cataract surgery.
The doctors are committed to achieving the highest degree of comfort, safety, and precision.