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Blog Posts in 2013

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Questions to Ask About Your Age-Related Macular Degeneration

According to the National Eye Institute, age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss for people aged 50 and older. For some people, AMD progresses slowly, with vision loss not ...
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Take a Tour of Dr. Mark Hornfeld's Brooklyn Office

Dr. Mark Hornfeld is a 1988 graduate of The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. In addition, Dr. Hornfeld has more than 15 years of experience providing private ...
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Exploring the Services Provided by an Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians all have an important role in helping patients protect eye health, however each of these professionals have different levels of training and experience. ...
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Understanding Eye Floaters

If you’ve noticed small, moving specks or imperfections in your vision, you likely have eye floaters. These typically appear as very small, dark spots; however, some people report seeing ...
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Take a Tour of the Surgicenter with Dr. Hornfeld

Watch the latest video from Dr. Hornfeld as he gives a tour of the surgicenter and explains the state-of-the-art technology available to him when he operates here. Some of this technology includes the ...
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Why Controlling Your Blood Glucose Levels Is So Important To Your Vision Health

People with diabetes need to take extra steps to safeguard their health because they’re at an increased risk of a wide array of medical problems. Your diabetes care team should include an ...
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Dr. Mark Hornfeld Explains How the OCT Machine Works

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine is helpful for diagnostic purposes. Ophthalmologists can view a cross-section image of the optic nerve and the macula, which is the center of the retina. ...
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Common Eye Health Emergencies

Scheduling exams with an ophthalmologist at least every six months allows for the early detection of vision problems, such as glaucoma and cataracts. However, certain circumstances call for an ...
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What Is 20/20 Vision?

Ophthalmologists define 20/20 vision as the ability to see objects clearly from 20 feet away. This measurement refers to the sharpness or clarity of your vision, which is called normal visual acuity. ...
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A Look at the Link between Nutrition and Cataracts

Cataracts, which are quite prevalent, are a leading cause of vision loss. They occur due to damage to the proteins found in the lens of the eye. Certain factors can increase your risk of developing ...
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Tour of the O.R. at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary with Dr. Hornfeld

Take a tour with Dr. Hornfeld to see what you can expect from the O.R. at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and meet some of the nurses you may encounter. For more information about Dr. Mark ...
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Exploring the Uses, Benefits, and Procedural Steps for LASIK Surgery

Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a widely used vision correction procedure. In fact, over two million people have already benefited from LASIK surgery. Thanks to advances in the field, ...
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Mark Hornfeld DO Describes the Ocular Response Analyzer

Have you ever wondered why you have to get a puff of air blown in your eye during an eye exam? Watch as Dr. Hornfeld explains the reasons and uses for using the ocular response analyzer in this video: ...
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See Dr. Hornfeld Talk about VESI

Volunteer Eye Surgeons International (VESI) is a non-profit organization that has been striving to improve vision for those in underserved communities since 1986. Volunteer doctors with VESI have ...
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Specular Microscopy Machine Explained

Do you know what a specular microscopy machine is? Watch as Dr. Hornfeld explains this machine and what it's used for: If you're considering cataract surgery, Dr. Mark Hornfeld might use this ...
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Take a Tour of our Office!

We want to make sure you're as comfortable as possible when you make an appointment with us. Take a tour with Dr. Hornfeld in this video to see what to expect during your visit! For more ...
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A Look at How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eye Health

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be wondering how this condition will impact your current health and future wellbeing. When it comes to your vision, diabetes can have a significant ...
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What is Optical Coherence Tomography?

Watch Dr. Hornfeld explain the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine and some of its uses and benefits in this video: For more information about Dr. Mark Hornfeld, visit our website, and make an ...
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What Are IOLs?

IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are lens implants that can restore or even improve vision for individuals with cataracts. If an ophthalmologist diagnoses a patient with cataracts, he may recommend ...
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Are You Suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome?

Are scratchy eyes a daily occurrence for you? Do you need eye drops every day to keep chronic discomfort at bay? While eye irritation may often be the result of conditions such as allergies or a cold, ...
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Are You on Google+?

Connect with Dr. Mark Hornfeld on Google+! Visit our page to get helpful tips, weekly updates and more.
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Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Cataract Development

Cataracts are extremely common, especially in older adults. Most people have very small cataracts by the time they are middle-aged, but in most cases, they are so tiny that they don’t require ...
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What We Do

At Dr. Mark Hornfeld's office, our exceptional medical and administrative team strives to provide a full range of ophthalmic services in an environment that emphasizes efficiency and patient ...
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