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What Does Turning 40 Mean for Your Eyes?

As an ophthalmologist can attest, many men and women experience vision complications after age 40. Fortunately, your ophthalmologist can help lessen many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with ...
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Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Dry Eyes

Are your dry eyes bothering you? If so, it is time to schedule a visit with your ophthalmologist near New York. Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears evaporate ...
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How Does Age Impact LASIK Surgery?

Have you been considering LASIK eye surgery in New York but are worried that you are simply too old? Contrary to popular belief, ophthalmologists regularly perform LASIK surgery on adults of all ages, ...
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Are You a Candidate for IOLs?

IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are often recommended by ophthalmologists as an effective treatment for cataracts. In addition to correcting vision problems and clouded lenses caused by cataracts, IOLs ...
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What Happens During a Dilated Eye Exam?

During a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor will dilate the eyes with special eye drops. After dilating the pupil, the eye doctor will be able to use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at the ...
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Get the Facts about Strabismus Surgery

If your eyes are misaligned, meaning both eyes do not look in the same direction at all times, you may have a condition that is known as strabismus—more commonly known as “crossed ...
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Common Retina Diseases

Your retina is essential to how your eye processes the images you see. The retina is a light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye containing cones and rods that signal your brain to convert light ...
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LASIK 101: Eye-Opening Information Every Patient Needs to Know

Have you wished there was a way to permanently fix your eyesight and rid yourself of having to wear corrective glasses or contacts? You likely have heard of LASIK surgery, and know that it is a way to ...
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Tips for Healthy Vision

Making healthy choices is critical to your health. However, it is often overlooked when it comes to your vision. If you are seeing an eye doctor in New York, he can help you make changes to improve ...
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Meet Dr. Hornfeld

Dr. Mark Hornfeld is a leading ophthalmologist in NYC. He graduated from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He is board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the ...
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Understanding the Different Types of Eye Care Providers

To ensure you are getting the best eye care possible, it is important to know which type of eye specialist you should be seeing. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians all have the same overall ...
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Treatment Options for Macular Degeneration

One of the most common causes of impaired vision in adults is macular degeneration. This condition rarely leads to total blindness, but it does significantly impact a person’s ability to perform ...
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Macular Degeneration and Diet

One of the leading causes of vision loss is macular degeneration. NYC ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld provides comprehensive care in the prevention and treatment of macular degeneration. In this ...
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How LASIK Surgery Works

LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure performed by an ophthalmologist to provide long-term vision correction without the use of eyeglasses or contacts. ...
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How Can Your Ophthalmologist Help You?

There are many reasons why it is important to see an ophthalmologist in NYC. Regular visits to an eye doctor can help you protect your vision. Many diseases that affect your eyes often have no ...
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Getting the Facts about Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a deteriorative disease that is one of the most common causes of impaired vision. Dr. Mark Hornfeld and his team of vision professionals offer diagnostic ...
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Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery is a safe, effective corrective eye surgery that is performed by eye doctors. The surgery uses a small, highly precise laser to reshape the cornea and correct vision. Watch this ...
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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right for You?

LASIK eye surgery is a form of corrective eye surgery that uses highly precise lasers to reshape the cornea. The surgery can reduce or eliminate your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The LASIK ...
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Understanding Your Cataract Treatment Options

A cataract is an eye disorder that causes progressively worsening vision problems over an extended period of time. These problems can include cloudy vision, severe nearsightedness, distortion of ...
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A Quick Tour of Your Medical Service Options

In addition to diagnosing eye conditions and providing corrective eye surgery, eye doctors can also provide an array of medical services. An eye specialist can provide glaucoma treatment and glaucoma ...
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What to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

LASIK surgery can permanently improve your vision. Meeting with your eye doctor in New York for a consultation prior to your surgery gives you an opportunity to ask questions and ensure that you fully ...
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How Can Glaucoma Be Treated?

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve of your eye. It is caused by pressure building up in the eye. Glaucoma rarely causes symptoms or pain in its initial stages, which is why it ...
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Facts You Need to Know about LASIK

LASIK surgery in New York is a simple, quick procedure that should be performed by a licensed and board-certified ophthalmologist. The surgery uses a very precise laser to reshape your cornea and ...
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Exploring Your Cataracts Treatment Options

Cataracts occur when a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye results in a progressive clouding of the lens. This clouding blocks light from entering the eye, which can drastically impair your ...
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Symptoms of Cataracts to Discuss with Your Doctor

Cataracts are caused by a buildup of protein on your eye that makes the lens cloudy. Light can’t pass through the lens, which results in vision loss. Cataracts can be an inherited genetic ...
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