Dr. Mark Hornfeld Describes Specular Microscopy

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.

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