Eye Conditions Treated By Dr. Lippman at Lippman Eye Care Center in Westchester NY
Also serving New Rochelle and Harrison, NY
Dr. Lippman is proud to offer his Westchester County patients a range of advanced vision correction treatments. In addition to being a talented Westchester LASIK surgeon, Dr. Lippman also specializes in PRK, cataract surgery with specialized ‘’premium’’ lens implant , glaucoma therapy, corneal transplant treatment and clear lens exchange procedures. He performs thorough examinations and consultations in order to determine which procedure is best suited for each patient. Dr. Lippman takes the time to explain all of the proposed treatments, including a discussion of their expected outcomes and possible complications. This comprehensive approach greatly reduces the anxiety of his Westchester County patients and empowers them to make educated, confident decision regarding their treatment.
At Dr. Lippman’s Eye Care Centers, patients can receive effective treatment for a variety of eye and vision conditions. Among the problems Dr. Lippman treats often are:
- Myopia. Also known as nearsightedness, this condition affects distance vision. While nearsighted patients can see up-close, they have difficulty seeing distant objects. Myopia can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. Permanent solutions for myopic patients include LASIK eye surgery, Visian ICL or intraocular lens implants, such as Crystalens.
- Hyperopia. Also known as farsightedness, this condition affects near vision. Farsighted patients can see remote objects well but have difficulty seeing objects up close. Similar to myopia, hyperopia can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. Hyperopic patients who wish to achieve freedom from glasses can undergo LASIK surgery or opt for IOL implantation, such as Crystalens.
- Astigmatism. This common vision problem is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea and/or lenses. Depending on the degree of astigmatism, it can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or laser refractive surgery, such as LASIK or PRK.
- Glaucoma. This condition is characterized by elevated intraocular pressure inside the eye. If left untreated, the abnormal pressure can damage the optic nerve, leading to a loss of vision. Glaucoma treatments include medication, glaucoma surgery and SLT laser surgery.
- Dry Eye. Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears. As a result, the eye lacks sufficient lubrication. This causes persistent feelings of dryness, burning and scratching, and it might also cause inflammation of the delicate eye tissues.
- Cataracts. Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens. As the clouding becomes more dense, the patient’s vision gradually worsens. Currently, the only available cataract treatment is cataract surgery.
- Vitreous Floaters. Floaters are small spots or specks in your field of vision which may be annoying and/or anxiety provoking. Although most floaters are more annoying than dangerous, for many years no real surgical solution has been possible because of technical limitations. The advent of the Ellex Ultra Q Yag laser has change the limitation in many cases. This later with ‘’titratable illumination’’ is the first and only Yag laser to receive approval from the FDA for this treatment of vitreous floaters. Dr. Lippman acquired this laser for Eye Surgery Center of Westchester and evaluates and treats patients with this troubling condition. He is happy to examine you and tell you if he feels treatment for vitreous floaters using the Ellex Ultra Q Yag laser is right for you.