Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery
At Mount Sinai Queens, our eye surgeons are trained to use cutting-edge technology to perform routine and complex procedures from cataract removal to pterygium surgery. Patients who have access to the latest and most innovative surgical techniques experience minimal recovery time, improved visual acuity and a reduced dependency on corrective lenses after surgery.
We offer patients the convenience and ease that only a community hospital can provide. Unlike a standalone ambulatory care center, patients with comorbidities and other complications can receive multidisciplinary care from specialists across a variety of disciplines all under the same roof. When needed, they also have access to support services including social workers and case managers.
Innovative Surgical Services
Our leading eye surgeons perform the following procedures:
- We offer no-stitch phacoemulsion cataract surgery with multifocal intraocular lenses, which removes the patient’s natural lens and replaces it with a synthetic lens. This procedure creates a smaller incision and allows for a faster recovery time than traditional cataract surgery, which uses stitches. In most cases, multifocal intraocular lens technology eliminates or severely reduces the patient’s dependency on glasses.
- Surgeons are available to place toric intraocular lenses, which can eliminate or severely reduce astigmatism in patients following cataract surgery.
- For patients with severe corrections – myopia of above -15 — who are not candidates for LASIK surgery, we offer clear lens extraction to help reduce their dependency on glasses. This procedure is similar to cataract surgery because it removes the natural lens from the eye and replaces it with a synthetic lens that corrects for the natural shape of the eye.
- Pterygium surgery is used to treat an abnormal growth of tissue that develops over the eye. This is seen often in our community in patients who have immigrated from the Caribbean or South America and were exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight.
Eye Care: Treatment and Diagnosis
Patients who are treated at Mount Sinai Queens receive seamless care from our eye surgeons. Most patients can be treated at one of our easy-to-use ambulatory facilities. Mount Sinai Queens offers access to the latest screening equipment, including 3D Optovue laser cameras that can detect diseases like glaucoma before damage occurs. The laser can also be used to treat patients with diabetes who develop bleeding in the eye. Moreover, we commonly monitor patients with conditions that can cause serious visual complications including rheumatic diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and infectious diseases like tuberculosis or Lyme disease.
Mount Sinai Queens
Physician Referral: 1-800-YOUR-MDs
Hospital Tel: 718-932-1000
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11102