• Reasons to Trust Dr. Mark Hornfeld with Your Vision Needs

    Mark Hornfeld, DO, Ophthalmologist

    Choosing the right ophthalmologist for your needs is important. Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers patients comprehensive, personalized vision examinations, counseling, and treatment in NYC. You’ll receive a free vision consultation and diagnosis during your first visit to our office. We are pleased to offer patient references at any time. Dr. Hornfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist with extensive experience in the latest surgical techniques for the treatment of cataracts. Our office uses only the most up-to-date FDA-approved laser technology to deliver top-quality results. Additionally, all of your follow-up examinations will be performed by Dr. Hornfeld himself to ensure that you have the answers you need about your vision and vision treatment.

    If you’d like to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Mark Hornfeld, please call (646) 502-4142. Dr. Hornfeld offers complete eye examinations as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease, and macular degeneration. You can learn more about our practice and the variety of treatment options available to our patients by clicking through our comprehensive website.

  • Understanding the Different Types of Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye condition that causes an increase in pressure inside the eye, leading to damage and lost eyesight. Treatment for glaucoma depends upon the type of glaucoma affecting your vision. There are many types of glaucoma, although the majority of cases fall into one of two categories and are caused by aging of the eye.

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    Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Open-angle glaucoma is by far the most common form of glaucoma. It may also be called primary or chronic glaucoma, and is responsible for approximately 90% of glaucoma cases. The name open-angle glaucoma indicates that the angle between the iris and cornea is normal. Increased pressure inside the eye is due to buildup inside the fluid drainage canals. This buildup occurs slowly, and there are often no symptoms associated with open-angle glaucoma as the condition progresses gradually.

    Angle-Closure Glaucoma

    Although less common, angle-closure glaucoma accounts for approximately 10% of cases. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the drainage canals are blocked suddenly, and is characterized by an abnormally narrow angle between the cornea and iris. This type of glaucoma occurs quickly and should be considered an emergency. Prompt treatment is necessary to relieve the rapid increase in intraocular pressure and prevent serious damage to your vision. Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma include eye pain, headaches, nausea, and blurred vision.

    Other Types of Glaucoma

    There are many other forms of glaucoma , although the majority of these are variations of either open-angle or angle-closure glaucoma. These include secondary glaucoma caused by another disease or condition, trauma-induced glaucoma, and congenital or childhood glaucoma. Additionally, some people experience damage to the optic nerve even without increased pressure inside the eye. This condition is called normal-tension glaucoma, and its causes remain unknown.

    Glaucoma can be treated to preserve or improve your vision. Contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld of NYC by calling (646) 502-4142 to learn more about your eyesight today. Check out our website for more information about treatments including laser vision correction, cataract surgery, and eye exams.

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  • What Are Cataracts and How Can They Be Treated

  • Medical Vision Services Offered by Dr. Mark Hornfeld

    Your vision is essential to your everyday activities, and eye problems can lower your quality of life. Dr. Mark Hornfield proudly provides comprehensive medical vision services in NYC, including treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, and more. You will enjoy personalized treatment with the latest FDA-approved technology to preserve and improve your vision to restore your ability to enjoy the activities you love.

    Dr. Mark Hornfeld, Ophthalmologist

    Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome

    Dry eye syndrome causes blurred vision and irritated eyes. This condition can range from mild to severe and may make everyday activities difficult or impossible. Dr. Mark Hornfeld provides a variety of treatment option to relieve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, including lubricating drops and punctal closure plugs .

    Macular Degeneration Monitoring

    Macular degeneration refers to age-related damage of the retina. There are two forms of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with medication or laser techniques to improve vision and prevent further damage. Although dry macular degeneration cannot be cured, active monitoring and vitamin therapy can slow or minimize visual degradation.

    Management of Glaucoma

    Glaucoma causes high pressure inside the eye, damaging the optic nerve and resulting in vision loss. Regular ophthalmological exams can catch glaucoma in its early stages, leading to treatment to prevent loss of eyesight. Dr. Hornfeld offers glaucoma treatment options including eyedrops, and traditional or laser surgery.

    Diabetic Eye Care

    Diabetics are at risk for developing a number of diabetes-related eyesight issues. Complications include diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular edema, macular ischemia, and ocular hemorrhage. If you suffer from diabetes, careful and consistent vision monitoring is necessary to identify and treat any threats to your vision promptly.

    Contact the office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (646) 502-4142 to schedule your appointment for eye care in NYC. With services ranging from eye exams to cataract surgery, Dr. Hornfeld will work with you to determine the best treatment option and provide personalized follow-up care. If you’d like to learn more about treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, please click through our blog .

  • Glaucoma Types 101

    Glaucoma is a condition that causes increased fluid pressure inside the eye, which eventually affects the eyesight. However, there are many different types of glaucoma, including congenital or trauma-induced glaucoma.

    This video explains that the majority of the population suffers from either primary open-angle glaucoma or acute angle closure glaucoma. These conditions primarily affect older adults and is caused by problems with the drainage canals in the eye. Although open angle glaucoma generally occurs gradually, closed angle glaucoma is much more serious. It comes on suddenly and should be treated by an ophthalmologist immediately.

    Dr. Mark Hornfeld provides diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma in NYC. Contact our office today by calling (646) 502-4142 to schedule an appointment and get the answers to your vision questions and concerns. You can find more information about glaucoma and glaucoma treatments by clicking through our website.

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  • Med-Span Health Fair June 22, 2013

    We will be participating in the 2nd Annual MedSpan Health Fair, in our Brooklyn office. Stop by for goodies and giveaways, but more importantly for eye care information, especially if you are a diabetic or hypertensive. Visit our Facebook event for more information.