CORTLANDT MANOR, NY (December 19, 2016) – Cataracts are areas of cloudiness in the eye that occur when proteins in the lens clump together and don’t allow light to properly pass through. The changes gradually impair vision, which sometimes progresses to blindness. Surgery to remove the cataracts and replace the lens was once the only treatment option.
Now, NYP Hudson Valley Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the area to offer a procedure that uses new technology to more effectively treat cataracts and provide patients with the highest level of care. It is called femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and allows the ophthalmologic surgeon to perform the procedure bladelessly. Instead of cutting into the cornea, a high-tech laser is used to soften the cataract and break it into small pieces for removal by the surgeon.
The advantages of the laser option over the traditional cataract surgery are greater precision for the doctor, and quicker healing, less trauma and less downtime for the patient.
To learn more about laser-assisted cataract surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, make an appointment with Dr. Kerline Marcelin at 914-737- 6360 or with Dr. Kayvan Keyhani at 914-245- 3303. For an appointment with Dr. Phillip Calenda, an ophthalmologist with NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley, call 914-736- 1100.