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Michael J. Siegel, M.D.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:39

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as highlighted in the New York Times Article  "Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life" showed the long term positive effects of cataract surgery on quality of life and life expectancy itself. The 20-year study, conducted among 74,044 women aged 65 and older, all of whom had cataracts, found a 60 percent lower risk of death among the 41,735 women who had their cataracts removed. 

Michael J. Siegel, M.D.
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:27

Standard glaucoma surgeries, trabeculectomy and external tube-shunts are major and sometimes necessary surgeries. While they are very often effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma, they have a long list of potential complications. Many patients require these procedures and they have been utilized successfully for many years for preventing further vision loss and progression of glaucoma. More recently, the MIGS group of operations have been developed to reduce some of the risk associated with traditional glaucoma surgeries.

Marc Siegel, M.D.
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:11

There are many variables to consider once the decision has been made that cataract surgery is indicated to improve your vision.  The three main areas where costs are incurred are:  facility costs (ASC or hospital), surgeon fees, and special implants (premium IOL’s)  

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