Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology Blog
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
May 25, 2017
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: iLASIK  

According to statistics released by Jobson Research, 61 percent of Americans have some type of vision issue that needs to be corrected.ilasik Some people choose to wear glasses or contact lenses for life, but there are other options. If you have vision challenges, take the time to discover the benefits of iLASIK, an effective treatment offered at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY.

What Is iLASIK?
Ophthalmologists use iLASIK technology to surgically fix the causes of your vision problems. It is an in-office procedure that combines two advanced LASIK technologies for precise results. There’s no need for blades, so it’s very safe, extremely fast and pain-free. The laser is customized to correct your specific vision issue, which will be diagnosed at your exam. Dr. Christopher Coad, your New York LASIK doctor will use a 3D technology called WaveScan to measure and map the outline of your eyes for a customized treatment.

Who Can Benefit from iLASIK?
Anyone who has vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism) that makes it difficult to read, work or drive can likely benefit from iLASIK.

After the Surgery
Your eye doctor will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions at the completion of your iLASIK appointment. Here are a few important tips:

  • Make sure you bring a trusted friend with you to the appointment to help you get home
  • Sleep after the surgery
  • Follow instructions suggested by your New York LASIK doctor if you’re experiencing discomfort after the procedure
  • Administer eye drops as prescribed by your New York LASIK doctor
  • Allow up to three to six months for full vision improvement

Considering iLASIK?
If you think that iLASIK may be a viable solution to your vision problems, your next step is to contact Dr. Christopher Coad at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York City, NY. He is a New York LASIK specialist in laser eye treatments who has been helping patients for decades. Call (212)-220-0066 today to schedule a visit and learn more about the benefits of this treatment.

By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
March 01, 2017
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Cataract Surgery  

Find out how this latest treatment could get rid of your cataracts without the unpleasantries of traditional cataract surgery.cataract surgery

While no one likes thinking about eye issues, they do happen. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Of course, coming in to visit our New York City, NY, eye doctors once a year will go a long way to catching these issues. If we do discover that you have cataracts we offer an amazing and less invasive treatment option.

When it comes to eye surgery, most people fear getting injections or stitches, but you won’t need to worry about that any longer with no-stitch cataract surgery. This procedure uses eye drops instead of uncomfortable needles to anesthetize the eyes, which means a significantly more comfortable procedure for you (not to mention less chance of complications).

During traditional cataract surgery, a larger incision needs to be made in order to remove the cataract and place the lens implant, but, through more efficient techniques, we can now create a much smaller incision. The incision is so small that stitches are no longer required.

Once the eye is completely numb, our New York ophthalmologists will make a small incision in the white portion of the eye. Then ultrasound and suction are both used to remove the cataract. Since the incision is so small, the eye will naturally seal itself without the need for stitches. Then a healthy artificial lens can be implanted into the back of the eye.

If you have cataracts, then it’s time to talk to us about whether no-stitch cataract surgery is the best way to go. While boasting no injections and stitches can be enough to make a patient decide that this is the best treatment option for them, it’s important to note that it might not be ideal for younger individuals or those who are particularly anxious, since you will be awake and need to follow instructions throughout the procedure. If you find that it might be too difficult, then traditional cataract surgery may be considered.

If you have questions or want to learn more about no-stitch cataract surgery, then our eye care specialists at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, are ready to answer all of your questions. Call us today!

By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
January 12, 2017
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Glaucoma   Cataracts   Floaters   Conjunctivitis  

Learn about common eye problems from your New York ophthalmologists.

Are you familiar with common eye conditions? Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. James Kirszrot, ophthalmologists in New York, NY at ophthalmological conditionsChelsea Eye Ophthalmology, share information on several eye conditions and diseases and discuss treatment methods.


Commonly called "pink eye," conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which forms the white part of the eye and lines the eyelids. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include redness, itching, burning, swollen eyelids, sensitivity to light and tearing. Although the viral form of conjunctivitis will get better on its own, you'll need to use prescription antibiotic drops if you have bacterial conjunctivitis.


Have you ever watched cobwebs or strings float across your field of vision? These spots, called floaters, are more common as you grow older. The vitreous, a gel-like material that fills the center of your eye, gradually shrinks with age. When it does, small strings occasionally detach and float through your eye. In most cases, floaters are harmless and don't need treatment. If you suddenly notice many floaters, call your ophthalmologist immediately. A dramatic increase in floaters can be a sign of a retinal detachment.


Cataracts cloud the clear lens in your eye, affecting your focusing ability. If you have cataracts, you may notice:

  • Decreased color intensity
  • Blurry vision
  • Hazy vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty with your vision at night

Cataracts are removed and replaced with artificial lenses when they begin to significantly interfere with your vision.


Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can lead to blindness. Because the disease often has no symptoms initially, you may not realize that anything is wrong until you experience loss of vision. Glaucoma damages your vision by increasing the pressure inside your eye. Glaucoma tests, part of your annual eye exam, are essential screening tools that can help you avoid permanent vision loss. If you do develop glaucoma, medication can help prevent your condition from worsening.

The acute form of glaucoma can develop very suddenly. In some cases, it may seem as if a curtain has dropped in front of your eye. You may also experience severe eye pain or headache, rainbow halos around lights, nausea and blurred vision. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your ophthalmologist immediately or go to the emergency room.

Your ophthalmologist offers treatments that can help you manage many common eye conditions and diseases. To schedule your ophthalmology appointment, call Dr. Coad and Dr. Kirszrot at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, in New York, NY, at (212) 220-0066.

By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
November 22, 2016
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

Would you like to look younger without undergoing an invasive procedure? Dermal fillers can help minimize lines and wrinkles and plump areas of your face that have lost volume. Dr. James Kirszrot, our ocular plastic surgeon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY explains how dermal fillers can improve your appearance.

Dermal fillers help you look your best

Wrinkles and lines appear when the fat layer under your skin begins to thin. Replacing lost volume with injectable fillers offers a simple way to reduce lines and wrinkles and make your face look more full.

Fillers offer many benefits

Dermal fillers are very versatile and are used to treat a variety of cosmetic issues. They're often used to improve the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles, fine lines and skin folds
  • Undereye puffiness and circles or depressions under the eyes
  • Crow's feet at the corners of your eyes
  • Nasolabial fold lines that extend from your mouth to your nose
  • Thin lips
  • Acne scars and other shallow scars

Dermal fillers also very effective in lifting and improving the volume of your cheeks and enhancing the contours of your face. After you've had fillers, you'll notice less sagging and a more youthful appearance.

The process of getting dermal fillers

We will apply a topical anesthetic before injecting the fillers. If you'll only be receiving dermal fillers in a small area of your face, your treatment may only take five or 10 minutes. Treatment of larger areas may take up to 30 minutes. After your treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling. Luckily these symptoms won't last long, and you'll soon see a brand new you when you look in the mirror.

Dermal fillers can help you turn back time! Call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY at (212) 220-0066 to schedule your dermal filler appointment with Dr. James Kirszrot.

By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
September 01, 2016
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Welcome  

Welcome to the Blog of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about your health and our practice.

At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their overall health and wellbeing.  Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable health care information, the latest medical developments and health advice from our dedicated team. 

Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper health care and treatments.

We welcome all comments and questions.

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