Botox injections are not only used for cosmetic surgery. They
are also used to treat ocular muscle spasms (eye twitching and
eyelid tics) and problems with eye coordination. Their effect
is achieved by relaxing the muscles around the eye. To find
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that blurs vision.
Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common
in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans
either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing
it with an artificial/intraocular lens. This surgery is very
successful in restoring vision and is the most frequently performed
surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 million cataract
surgeries performed each year. 95% of the people who have cataract
surgery regain excellent vision, somewhere between 20/20 and
Our cataract surgery procedure is pain free, does not involve
needles or stitches, and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to
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We specialize in fitting all types of soft disposable contact
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Diabetes causes damage to small blood vessels throughout the
body, including those associated with the retina (the retina
is a layer of nerve tissue that lines the inner eyeball and
produces signals which are passed to the optic nerve and then
on to the brain). In diabetic retinopathy, damage from deteriorating
blood vessels can cause visual problems.
Dr. Angrist treats diabetic retinopathy by performing laser
eye surgery, which seals off the leaking blood vessels.
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Our offices have experienced on-staff eyeglass dispensers, who
provide friendly, knowledgeable service in helping you to select
a pair of eyeglasses. We provide a wide range of affordable
frame styles, from many different manufacturers.
Your eyeglasses will typically be ready in 1 to 2 days. We accept
all major credit cards and the VSP (Vision Service Plan –
a program to make eye care more affordable) is also accepted.
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Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedure
to correct drooping eyelids, and remove excess skin, fat, or
muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery gives
a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes,
making you look more rested and alert. To find out more, please
contact us. Click here to obtain
our contact information.
Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic
nerve (the nerve that sends information from the eye to your
brain) and reduction in field of vision. Most cases of glaucoma
are related to elevated intraocular pressure (which is the pressure
inside the eye), caused by problems with draining fluid inside
the eyeball. The first line of treatment is eye drop/medication
that lowers the pressure inside the eye. In some cases eye laser
surgery may be required. Though glaucoma can lead to blindness,
it can be successfully treated if detected in the early stages.
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Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Angrist specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive
surgery. Some of the types of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive
surgery performed by Dr. Angrist include:
- Correction of drooping upper and lower eyelids
- Eyebrow lifts
- Eyelid tumors
- Tear duct drainage system disorders (reconstruction
of tear ducts)
- Orbital Tumors and Disease
- Major reconstructive surgery to treat basal cell carcinoma
Please talk to our staff if you would like to find out more
about our surgical procedures. Our telephone number can be found
Tear Duct Disorders
Blocked tear ducts can occur in infants and in adults, and sometimes
occur after facial trauma. In most patients, this causes an
increase in the amount of tears in the eye. Infections of the
tear duct can also occur, a condition known as dacryocystitis.
Treatments for blocked tear ducts vary depending on the severity
of the blockage/infection.
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