Cataract Surgery

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Our doctors are experienced in small-incision cataract surgery using the latest microsurgical techniques and equipment. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye that occurs with age. There are no eye drops or medications that can eliminate or prevent cataracts, but surgically removing the cataract can help you see more clearly again. Usually stitches are not necessary and the surgery usually takes only 15-20 minutes. Cataract Surgery is one of the most successful operations performed today worldwide. Most patients can resume…

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General Eye Health

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We offer comprehensive medical eye examinations for all ages. This includes examinations for glasses, driver’s license forms, and school screening forms. We screen for and evaluate cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, amblyopia, and many other conditions. Some eye conditions can cause permanent damage to your vision even if you don’t feel any pain or other symptoms. The American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines recommend regular comprehensive medical eye examinations for everyone beginning at age 40 even if you don’t have any symptoms.

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Eye Surgery

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Dr. Fishman and Dr. Nobe specialize in Cataract surgery to help you see better. They perform the latest small incision, No-Stich procedures that normally provides a rapid recovery and return to regular activities and work  in a matter of days. They are experienced in specialized implants that correct Astigmatism (Toric) as well as Multifocal Lens Implants (to reduce dependence on distance as well as reading glasses) as options to help you see your best after Cataract surgery. These surgeries are performed at either the Mackool Eye Institute in Astoria…

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Acute Eye Problems

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We diagnose and treat all manner of eye problems, including decreased vision, red eye, dry eye, itchy eye, eye pain, floaters, eyelid swelling, floaters, flashing lights, contact lens problems, eye trauma, and many other problems. A medical eye examination is the only way to tell whether a new eye problem is serious or not. In most cases, we can get you on the right treatment to resolve your problem quickly and prevent you from losing your eyesight. We can diagnose most eye problems in our…

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Children’s Eye Care

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We provide comprehensive medical eye examinations for all ages. Some eye problems during childhood can cause permanent damage to vision that cannot be fixed later. If you, your pediatrician, or your child’s teacher notice anything unusual about your child’s eyes or vision, it is important to have a comprehensive medical examination. Some children require glasses or other treatment from a very young age to prevent amblyopia (lazy eye). Most children do not notice that there is a problem, so regular screening is very important to detect problems…

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Glasses

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If you’re having difficulty focusing on far or near objects, you may need glasses. We do not charge an additional fee for refraction (measuring your glasses prescription). We are happy to provide this service to you regardless of whether your insurance specifically covers this or not. We do not sell glasses, so you know that we will prescribe glasses only if we think you need them. Please note that contact lens prescriptions are different from glasses prescriptions because they require fitting (trying on contact lenses). We…

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