A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of your eye that causes blurring or a decrease in vision. The natural crystalline lens that you were born with gradually darkens in color and clouds over as we age. In some cases it is not noticeable and does not cause significant visual loss. In other cases one may start to lose the ability to read, drive, see faces or see the television. Everyone would develop a cataract if they lived long enough. It is not uncommon for cataracts to develop at a younger age such as in one’s forties or even thirties. Even children can develop cataracts that affect their vision.
Other causes of cataracts are diabetes, trauma to the eye, family history or other systemic diseases and local diseases of the eye. The bottom line is that if you have a cataract that is decreasing your ability to do all the things you want to do then it is time for it to be treated with cataract surgery, a very common procedure.
Dr. Hirshfield, a highly qualified ophthalmologist, has been providing quality cataract treatment to the Queens, NY area for many years. Hirshfield Eye Associates will work with you to make sure that you are comfortable, informed and taken care of when you walk into our office. Dr. Hirshfield will be there to bring you through each step, from the initial examination to the actual cataract surgery.
It's a fact: we all age. Aging is the number one cause of cataracts, and most people who live long enough will develop cataracts. The only available treatment for cataracts is through surgery. But not to worry! Cataract surgery is extremely effective, virtually painless, and surprisingly quick.
Hirshfield Eye Associates has done an excellent job making cataract surgery available to all people living in Queens and surrounding areas. Dr. Hirshfield is a very experienced cataract surgeon, and has been serving Queens, NY for years. Please know that when you choose Hirshfield Eye Associates for your cataract surgery, you are in the hands of qualified professionals who take great pride in what they do. Let us help you gain your vision back!
If you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like to make an appointment with us, please call us at: (718) 460-1200 or book an appointment online.