Cataract surgery

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye commonly caused by aging, diabetes, medication use, or even trauma. Symptoms of cataracts include increased glare, difficulty reading or seeing at distance despite using glasses, monocular double vision, or decreased contrast sensitivity, especially at night or when it is raining.

Visual clarity is restored using cataract surgery, an ambulatory surgery under local sedation. Sutureless cataract surgery or “phacoemulsification” is used to remove the cataract, and a new clear lens is placed to provide improved visual acuity. Femtosecond or “laser” cataract surgery is available at the Garden City Surgery Center as well as a variety of lenses which can result in reducing dependence on glasses after cataract surgery; these lenses come in a monofocal or multifocal option depending on the patient’s preferences for becoming spectacle-free after their cataract surgery. Options for reducing astigmatism for patients during cataract surgery are also available and include specialty Toric lenses or using the laser cataract surgery machine. Our cataract surgeons provide the latest technology in surgical equipment and intraocular lenses during cataract surgery.

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We encourage employees, medical staff, vendors, patients, and business partners to report to Janice Stewart,
Compliance Officer at 516.266.5014 or the Compliance HelpLine any actual or suspected violations of the Center’s
policies and procedures and/or federal or state law. Calls received by the Compliance HelpLine are most often
inquiries but can sometimes be reports of potential misconduct. Our investigatory process includes many methods to
determine whether any misconduct occurred. Compliance takes all calls seriously. Inquiries are reviewed by the
Compliance Officer and may also be reviewed by other applicable departments.
The Center’s Compliance HelpLine is available 24 hours a day, even days a week. Compliance HelpLine callers may
remain anonymous and those who choose to give their name will have their identities protected to the extent allowed
by law. The Compliance HelpLine has multi-lingual operators who can take reports from individuals whose first
language is not English. The Compliance HelpLine can be reached by calling (800) 894-3226 or by visiting online or by
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