Category Archives: Cataracts

Can I Have Cataract Surgery If I’ve Had LASIK?

It is certainly possible for patients that had LASIK or PRK to undergo cataract surgery, because the procedures treat different parts of the eye and correct different problems. Dr. Eric Donnenfeld has worked with people that elected to have LASIK in their younger years to correct a refractive error, and then developed cataracts later on in life as part of the natural aging process; he can successfully treat both. Continue reading

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Laser Enhances Accuracy and Precision of Cataract Removal

Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most routine, predictable and safe procedures performed today. However, over the past few years, the best cataract surgeons have started performing the procedure with the help of a femtosecond laser. A femtosecond laser automates several steps of the procedure, further enhancing the predictability, safety and accuracy.

Here, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld explains why he recommends laser-driven surgery to individuals with cataract-related vision loss. Continue reading

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Commonly Believed Myths about Vision

shutterstock_176602877There are many misconceptions about vision, ranging from old wives’ tales to outdated information that has since been disproven by the latest ophthalmology research. Widely recognized as an “eye doctor’s eye doctor,” board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Eric Donnenfeld has been practicing for nearly three decades, during which time he has also trained countless refractive surgeons. In this blog post, Dr. Donnenfeld uses his experience studying and correcting vision problems to dispel some common vision myths. Continue reading

Cataract Surgery FAQs

Frequently asked questions about cataracts

As a leading Long Island cataract surgeon, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld has fielded a wide variety of questions about cataract removal. In this month’s blog post, he has compiled the most commonly asked questions into one list. If you have a question about cataract surgery not included here, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Donnenfeld. Continue reading

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