If your ophthalmologist near New York has recommended that you consider
eye cataract surgery, you may need a specular microscopy exam. This test
allows your eye doctor to see the cells on the underside of your cornea
to ensure that you're a good candidate for the procedure.
Specular microscopy is performed with a machine that makes a scan of your
eye. The scan is transmitted to your eye doctor's computer, where
he or she will examine the cells on the underside of the cornea. If you
don't have sufficient cells, you may not heal properly after cataract
surgery, and your doctor may have to consider alternative treatments.
If you need help with your vision health, make an appointment with
Dr. Mark Hornfeld by calling (646) 350-3391. Our office provides a range of services, including
cataract treatment and LASIK eye surgery.