Through an integrated approach to clinical care and research, our team of physicians, surgeons, and technicians employs the latest therapies for treating eye disorders, while our cutting-edge team of investigators carries out both clinical trials and laboratory research.
Our research and patient care services include the following advanced tools and technologies:
- Argon laser therapy. Used to treat retinal and glaucoma problems, from tears in the retina to complications of diabetic retinopathy, argon laser therapy is also used to lower intraocular pressure in cases of open-angle glaucoma and as an alternative to selective laser trabeculoplasty.
- CO2 laser. An alternative to the scalpel for treating eyelid conditions such as droopy eyelids, ptosis of the upper eyelid, and xanthelasma, this infrared laser does not cause bleeding.
- Corneal topography technology. Because it can precisely measure the shape of, and changes to, the surface of the cornea, this technology can be invaluable for multiple eye problems and in fitting contact lenses, evaluating keratoconus, and managing laser vision correction procedures.
- Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT) units. These tools quickly evaluate the presence of edemas; corneal, retinal and macular health; and structural changes of glaucoma. They also produce layer-by-layer images of the cornea.
- IOLMaster. More accurate than ultrasound, this device quickly and accurately measures the axial length of the eye and other parts of the cornea for assistance in implanting optimum artificial intraocular lenses during cataract surgery and other procedures.
- Neodymium (Nd) laser. Used as a minimally invasive surgical knife to remove membranes that form after cataract surgery, the Nd laser is also used to create small openings in the iris for glaucoma treatment.
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT) ophthalmoscope. A confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope with the power to be very precise in eye tracking, this tool can detect small changes in eye function.
- Ultrasound biomicroscopy unit. One of only two such units in New York City, this unit has enormous potential for taking noninvasive and high-resolution images of the anterior segment of the eye, including images of lesions behind the iris, and behind clouded corneas in certain cases of glaucoma.