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By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
June 25, 2019
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Cataract Surgery   Cataract  

Do I Need Cataract Surgery?

Finding out that you have cataracts is understandably concerning; you may be wondering if your vision will get worse and if it will impact the way that you live. Cataracts are a normal part of aging; about 37% of adults have them by the age of 70 and that number continues to rise with each year. Surgery is often recommended to patients with cataracts that are affecting their vision and ability to perform normal daily tasks. 

What are cataracts?

The eyes have several different structures that serve different purposes. The lens, a flexible, curved section of tissue, is one of the most important. The lens helps to focus light that enters your eye, so that the images you see are clear. If a cataract forms, it's because too much of a natural protein contained within the lens has collected in one area. The overall effect of cataracts can make it appear as though you're looking through fog or a dusty window. Cataracts can also cause double vision, dull colors, or produce a halo effect around lights. Noticeable cataracts primarily are seen in people over the age of 60. Although, people in their 40's and 50's may have development of small cataracts and not realize or be affected by it.

How can cataract surgery help?

Christopher T. Coad, MD, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist and founder of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. As a leader in laser and cataract procedures, Dr. Coad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He has performed thousands of cataract and premium IOL procedures with a high success rate. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.

Your New York Ophthalmologist will typically only recommend cataract surgery to patients whose daily activities, such as reading and driving, are affected by cataracts. If it is determined that you need cataract surgery, your natural lens will be removed during a brief outpatient surgical procedure and replaced with an artificial lens that will restore your vision. Cataract surgery is very safe and extremely common, with over three million procedures performed in the United States each year. Within a few weeks, your eye will be completely healed and you'll be seeing the world clearly again!

If you have further questions, or if you've noticed vision changes that haven't improved in a few days' time, contact Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York City, NY at (212) 220-0066 to schedule an examination. Don’t let cataracts dull your day; see the world vibrantly.

 
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
June 17, 2019
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Cataracts  

According to the National Eye Institute, over half of all Americans will develop one or more cataracts by the age of 80. Cataracts are one of cataractsthe most common age-related eye problems, commonly occurring in older adults and seniors. However, cataracts can technically develop at any age. You can develop a cataract in one or both eyes, and treatment will depend on the severity and whether they are affecting your vision and quality of life. Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY offers a number of treatment options, including cataract surgery, to help you see the world with clarity.

Cataract Surgery and Treatment in New York
Christopher T. Coad, MD, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist and founder of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology. As a leader in laser and cataract procedures, Dr. Coad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He has performed thousands of cataract and premium IOL procedures with a high success rate. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.

What are cataracts?
Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. This lens bends (refracts) the light rays that come into the eye which helps us to see the world. The lens should be clear, but a cataract is when the lens in one or both eyes becomes cloudy.

There are a few different types of cataracts, and while they can range in severity, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. Cataracts commonly start developing in adults over the age of 40. Once the lens has become cloudy, it can seem like you are looking through a dusty or foggy window. The world will then start to appear blurry or hazy.

Types of cataracts:

  • Subcapsular cataract (develops on the back of the lens)
  • Cortical cataract (develops on the periphery of the lens and move towards the center)
  • Nuclear cataract (develops in the center of the lens in the nucleus)

Cataract Symptoms
In the early stages of cataract formation, you may not be aware that you have cataracts because they are typically small at first and grow larger over time. One of the most common symptoms is blurred or cloudy vision, but the symptoms may vary depending on the type of cataract that you have. Other symptoms include:

  • Double vision
  • Hypersensitivity to light
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Distorted vision
  • Colors appear faded and duller

Cataract Treatment
If your cataracts are not impairing your vision or causing symptoms, you may not require treatment until your vision is affected. Cataracts can be removed through an outpatient surgery, which involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an implant.

For more information about cataract surgery and treatment for vision problems, contact Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY by calling (212)-220-0066 to schedule an appointment today!

By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
June 10, 2019
Category: Ophthalmology

Find out if LASIK is exactly what you’ve been looking for to get better eyesight!

Wouldn’t it be great to wake up every day and see clearly without glasses or contact lenses?  If the answer is yes, consider laser vision correction at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY. Our laser vision surgeon, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, can help you determine whether LASIK is right for you.

What is LASIK?

If you want to correct your vision without needing to wear glasses or corrective lenses, then it might be time to consider LASIK. The LASIK procedure performed at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is known as iLASIK. The iLASIK procedure is a laser only procedure with no blades. iLASIK uses advanced laser technology by combining the IntraLase Method and Advanced CustomVue correction to correct your vision. What this means is that the procedure can correct most visual imperfections WITHOUT the use a blade, such as in older LASIK procedures. In fact, this is one of the safest ways to correct your vision.

What are the benefits of getting LASIK?

If you want to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, then LASIK is a treatment that you may want to consider. During the procedure, our New York LASIK surgeon, Christopher Coad MD, FACS, will tailor the treatment to your specific needs and your unique eyes. LASIK will help you to see the world with clarity and with freedom from eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is an investment in excellent vision and quality of life!

How does iLASIK work?

At Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, we perform the most advanced LASIK procedure, called iLASIK. A comprehensive and thorough eye exam will be performed to determine candidacy for iLASIK. Once you pass the screening process, a customized blueprint of your eye will be mapped.

Advanced CustomVue correction uses the WavePrint system to painlessly measure and map the uniqueness of both of your eyes, right down to the minutest characteristics individual to you. This 3D mapping technology creates a blueprint (or fingerprint) of your eye. This blueprint will also be able to detect even the slightest issues so that we can create a customized treatment that fits your specific needs and visual aberrations.

Then, a cool beam of laser light is used to gently reshape the surface of the eye (the cornea), to painlessly correct your vision with our precise laser technology.

If you are interested in finding out whether LASIK is right for you, take the first step in seeing the world with clarity! Call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology at (212) 220-0066 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad, our Castle Connolly Top Doctor and New York Super Doctor. Clear vision is a call away!

 
By Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology
June 10, 2019
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: LASIK  

If you’ve been living with blurred vision that affects your ability to read, write, and drive, you’re probably eager for a long-term solution. lasikGlasses help, but not everyone likes the way that they look while wearing them or the inconvenience. Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY offers a revolutionary treatment called iLASIK as an alternative.
 
The LASIK Solution
In the past, the only option available for vision correction was glasses or contact lenses. Today, more patients are opting for laser eye surgery. LASIK at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, is a blade-free, surgical procedure that can improve your vision significantly. LASIK is a type of laser surgery that is considered the premier choice for patients today. This surgery allows our laser vision surgeon, Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, a board-certified ophthalmologist, to fix your visual imperfections using Advanced CustomVue technology. Many patients have achieved vision correction thanks to this treatment.
 
Benefits of LASIK
The clearest benefit of LASIK is right before your eyes. You’ll be able to see clearly without the use of refractive lenses. You won’t have to worry about wearing glasses or putting on your contact lenses in the morning! Here are a few other key benefits to consider:
 
- No blade is needed with iLASIK at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.
- It is a pain-free procedure, so you should experience minimal to no discomfort.
- Vision improvement is usually seen right away and continues to improve over 3-6 months.
- There is a high success rate for this treatment, so you can feel confident about your results!
 
What to Expect
Most LASIK procedures can be completed in just one visit and in a matter of minutes! Your eyes will be sedated with anesthetic drops in preparation for the procedure so that you won’t feel anything. Your LASIK surgeon will then use specialized lasers to expose the cornea and reshape it to improve your vision.
 
Come in for an Examination
If you’re still struggling with vision imperfections, it’s time to see an ophthalmologist for an eye examination to determine if LASIK is right for you. Call (212)-220-0066 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad MD, FACS, at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY. Let us help you see clearly!

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.



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Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, PLLC
157 W 19th St.
New York, NY 10011

Phone:(212) 220-0066
Fax:
(212) 727-3789 
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