The following corporate and individual professionals along with their staff, have generously contributed professional services, surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and equipment to bring this community service to reality: Julie Suarez, M.D. Rockville Centre, Roman P. Urbanczck, M.D. Valley Stream (Rotacare), Brad Litwak, MD and Nassau Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates, Abbott Medical Optics, Allergan, Bausch and Lomb, Cardinal Health Incorporated and Integrated Medical Supplies.
Mission Cataract began in 1991 and since then, hundreds of people throughout the United States have undergone the procedure to remove their cataracts at no cost to them.
Cataracts are very common. Approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. New advances and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures. Cataract surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. In this procedure, the eye surgeon makes a tiny incision through which he or she removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a permanent artificial lens. It can have an enormous impact on the quality of someone's life. Cataract surgery is usually covered by medical insurance, including Medicare.
About Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
OCLI, one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the nation, consists of 21 eye specialists representing each subspecialty of ophthalmology in 6 locations throughout Long Island; in Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Stony Brook, Manhasset and East Meadow. OCLI also has a research department that is involved in FDA studies to improve the treatment and diagnosing of ophthalmic diseases.
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