Would you like to decrease your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? This is now an option with the use of premium lifestyle lens implants. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a monofocal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multifocal IOL technology provides multiple ranges of vision: near, intermediate and far, giving you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses!
Did you know there is now advanced testing available for diagnosing macular degeneration? Macular Risk® is a DNA test that identifies genetic markers associated with Macular Degeneration. By analyzing these genetic markers along with smoking history, we can identify who needs more frequent eye examinations and who may benefit from eye vitamins.
Are you seeking clear vision without the hassles of glasses or contact lenses? There are many vision correction options available at Kaufman Eye Institute. Take our Vision Correction Self Test to learn what options are best for you!
The physicians and staff at the Kaufman Eye Institute take great pride in helping less fortunate countries receive the eye care that is much needed. Click here to learn about our most recent medical mission.
At The Kaufman Eye Institute we provide a full range of solutions for retina and vitreous problems, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, and other vitreoretinal disorders. We provide the latest treatments for macular degeneration including Lucentis™ and Avastin®.
The retina is a very thin layer of tissue that lines the inner part of the back of the eye and functions like the film of a camera. It captures light like camera film and then transmits that image to the brain so that it can be processed into a visual image. The macula is the most specialized area of this retina tissue and allows us to see detailed, central vision. This is the vision that allows us to read, watch television, and recognize faces. It is within this specific area of tissue that many patients present with eye disease that requires our special care.
The vitreous of the eye is a clear, gel-like substance that fills the center of the eye, much like air fills a balloon. It accounts for about two-thirds of the eye’s volume. The vitreous needs to be clear for light to pass through it and reach the retina so that a signal can be created. If there are problems within this gel, visual complications always result. Common, minor problems can be floaters, a common ailment where the patient experiences small spots ‘floating’ in their vision. These are sometimes described as ‘cobwebs’ or little ‘bugs’ seen in the patient’s vision. Sometimes however more serious problems can occur in the vitreous such as bleeding.