Boston Eye Physicians and Surgeons have been providing quality care and a complete range of services for people of all ages for almost 75 years. Our Best of Boston Doctors and their caring staff have dedicated their careers to the care and treatment of eyes and eye diseases. Please call 617-232-9600 for an appointment today.
As people age, they may experience a clouding of the human lens, called a cataract. While some cataracts patients can correct their vision loss with eye glasses or contact lenses, only cataracts surgery can help patients fully recover their vision.
Corneal conditions can be caused by a variety of reasons, including infections, degenerations, and genetics. The talented corneal specialists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons understand the inconvenience and discomfort of corneal conditions and work meticulously to offer patients high quality care.
Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea. Correct design and fitting of the lenses are essential for comfort, safety, and accurate correction.
Crystalens is an accommodating intraocular lens(IOL) that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person’s cataracts and presbyopia-loss of near and intermediate vision. Crystalens not only treats your cataracts (a clouding or hardening of your lens), but can also reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. It does so by recreating accommodation similar to your eye’s natural lens. The unique Crystalens can reduce or eliminate glasses for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
The eye depends on the flow of tears to provide constant moisture and lubrication to maintain vision and comfort. Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even spreading; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection. These components are secreted by special glands located around the eye. When there is an imbalance in this tear system, a person may experience dry eyes.
Routine thorough eye exams are a valuable aspect of maintaining good eye health. The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons utilize some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to test for potential vision problems, as well as enhance patients’ vision. Performing comprehensive eye exams, the doctors and trained technicians evaluate all aspects of a patient’s vision, including refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus, and other eye diseases. Depending on a patient’s condition, eye doctors can prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses, surgery, or other medical treatments to enhance a patient’s vision.
The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons are highly skilled at diagnosing and preventing glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness. They use sophisticated imaging programs and tonometers to detect high levels of intraocular pressure (IOP), the main symptom of glaucoma. If glaucoma is detected, our highly skilled glaucoma specialists can slow the progression of the disease by relieving intraocular pressure with surgery or medications.
LASIK or Laser in-Situ Keratornileusis treats refractive errors by removing corneal tissue beneath the surface of the cornea. This procedure combines the accuracy of the excimer laser with the benefits of Lamellar Keratoplasty (LK). LK has been performed on a limited basis since 1949 to correct higher levels of nearsightedness and moderate amounts of farsightedness. More recently, LK was refined by technological advancements of an instrument called a microkeratome or more recently a laser (IntraLase) that allows the surgeon to fold back a thin corneal layer of cornea for higher quality and accuracy.
Laser eye surgery specialist Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is recognized for his expertise in vision correction surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK Surgery. He performs custom wavefront LASIK at his local Laser Center.
Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons offer several oculoplastic procedures to treat patients needing cosmetic or functional surgery on or around their eyes. One of the most requested procedures is ptosis treatment. Because of aging, genetics, injury or previous eye surgeries, the eyelid may droop and cause vision problems for patients, a condition known as ptosis. In severe cases of ptosis, the eye surgeons will perform blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and tighten the eye area.
Your child should have his or her first eye exam done by a pediatrician or family doctor sometime during the first year of the child’s life. If you or your child’s doctor decides that your child’s eyes should be further examined, make an appointment with a qualified pediatric ophthalmologist. Then, with recommendation from your pediatric ophthalmologist, your child’s next eye exam will be at the age of 3, and once again before entering kindergarten, or by age 5. From there on, your child should receive a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years.
As the leading cause of blindness in the United States, retinal disorders are serious conditions that require attentive medical care. The outstanding retinal treatment experts at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons lend their extensive experience and expertise to provide patients with high quality treatments for retinal conditions.
Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, is a condition in which the eyes don’t look towards an object together. One of the eyes may look in or out, or turn up or down. The eye turning can occur all of the time or only sometimes, such as during stressful situations or illness.