Dr. Friedman personally sees every patient and performs every procedure.

 

Dr. Friedman enjoys a wide range of ophthalmic expertise. Below are some informational resources for your convenience. For more in-depth information, please click the tab beneath any category.

 

Please feel free to discuss any questions or issues with Dr. Friedman at the time of your next visit.

 

Dr. Friedman and our staff are committed to your welfare.

A cataract is a clouding or loss of clarity of the natural lens of the eye.

 

Cataracts are increasingly common with aging and can occur in one or both eyes.

 

With advances in surgical technology, including FEMTOSECOND LASER and Presbyopia-reducing intraocular lens implants, the patient no longer has wait for the catracts to become ripe or mature.

 

While not intended as a purely refractive tool, cataract surgery has become a less intimidating procedure that is performed as an outpatient and fairly rapid return to full activity.

LASIK is a refractive technique that applies a laser to alter the corneal shape in order to eliminate or reduce an individual's need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK can be performed on one eye or both eyes at the same time and the patient can typically return to work the next day.

 

Dr. Friedman is a leading LASIK surgeon and would be pleased to answer any questions that you have about this life-altering procedure. 

Flashing lights and floaters can be symptoms of a torn or detached retina.

 

If a retina is torn, laser photocoagualtion can be used to prevent progression to a retinal detachment. This can usually be done in the office.  Once the retina is detached, some form of surgery is needed to repair this problem.   

 

Please call at your first observation of flashing lights or floaters.

Migraines are classically defined as headaches that are mild to severe.  But, not all migraines are associated with headaches. 

Often a migraine sufferer will have a visual dsiturbance, also known as a 'visual aura' before the headache occurs, or even without the headache at all.  

Migraines are a neurovascular event that must be considered medically and vary in significance in large part based on the patient's age.

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that can gradually and without symptoms

progress to significant visual loss.

 

While glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be controlled and the damage that it causes can be arrested.  The only way to diagnose glaucoma is to be evaluated by your ophthalmologist on a regular basis.

 

Please call Dr. Friedman to discuss your risk factors for glaucoma.

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Macular degeneration is an age-related process that is classically only diagnosed in patients above the age of 55.

 

This entity is typically divided into two descriptive types: Dry and Wet. Dry implies the absence of blood or swelling, while wet implies exudation.

 

Actually, macular degeneration is a spectrum and may carry components of both "dry" and "wet" disease. Fortunately, today we have more treatment options making early detection critical.

Epiretinal membrane disease is also descriptively referred to as macular pucker.  

 

This condition involves the aberrant growth of scar tissue on the surface of the retina, particularly in the center of vision (the macula) . This condition may cause reduced vision or distortion of images.

 

When an epiretinal membrane interferes with a person's visual function, surgery, known as pars plana vitrectomy with membrane peeling can be considered.

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