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Dr. Moadel has performed over 60,000 surgeries and is regarded as one of New York City’s premier lasik eye surgeons. Bernie Williams NY Yankees Star Centerfielder, Curt Menefee, of Fox 5 News Sports and even other ophthalmologists have come to Dr. Moadel for clear vision. Dr. Ken Moadel






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Q: Where in New York is the center located?

Q: Do patients see the results immediately?

Q: Are both eyes performed at the same time?

Q: Why do so many patients choose to have their eyes corrected here?

Q:
When can I go back to work after the procedure and how often do I need to be seen?

Q: What are the results and success rate of the EpiLasik and LASIK procedures?

Q: Is the procedure painful?

Q: Who can not have the procedure performed?

Q: What is the risk of complications following vision correction?

Q: How long does the procedure take?

Q: What is the rate of patient satisfaction?

Q: Are hyperopia (far-sightedness) and presbyopia also corrected?

Q: How long has the technology been available and how many procedures have been performed?

Q: Is there financing available for the procedure?



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Where in New York is the center located?

A: Please click here to get detailed information about our location. Back to top)



Q: Do patients see the results immediately?

A: Time to visual improvement depends upon which procedure you have. LASIK patients generally experience a large improvement in vision within one day, followed by subtle improvements over a period of several weeks. PRK patients in general will improve gradually over a one week period followed by progressive improvement over a period of several weeks. Back to top)

 



Q: Are both eyes performed at the same time?

A: Our recommendation to patients is to perform one eye at a time. Performing one eye at a time increases safety and improves chances for better vision. Studies have indicated that second eyes have a higher chance of achieving 20/20 vision when the result from the first eye is determined. For this reason our rate of enhancement ("touch-up") is less than 5%, among the lowest in the field.

In terms of safety, performing one eye at a time minimizes risk, allowing the doctor and patient to assess the outcome of the first eye before going on to the second.

For patients where convenience is important and whose prescriptions fall within an acceptable range, we will consider performing both eyes at the same time. (Back to top)



Q: Why do so many patients choose to have their eyes corrected here?

A: When it comes to correcting your eyes, there should be no compromise. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our patients with attention to the finest detail.

Our patients feel comfort in the fact that Dr. Moadel has corrected thousands of eyes in the US and abroad before and after FDA approval. Our practice enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction rates in the field. Our rate of enhancement (touch-ups) is also among the lowest in the field.

Every aspect of our practice including the laser and the examination equipment is
state-of-the-art.

Most of all, we truly care about our patients!

These factors continue to make us New York's leading practice in the field. (Back to top)


Q: When can I go back to work after the procedure and how often do I need to be seen?

A: Patients can usually return to work within a day or two. Typically they will need to be seen the day following the procedure, followed by visits at one week, one month, three months, and six months after vision correction. Most patients prefer to have their first eye performed on a Friday so that they can have the weekend to relax. (Back to top)


Q: What are the results and success rate of the EpiLasik and LASIK procedures?

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In a survey of patients within our practice 98% were able to stop wearing glasses and contacts for distance vision on a day to day basis. The two percent requiring continued glasses were those with very high degrees of nearsightedness and astigmatism before laser vision correction. Between 65-90% of eyes do obtain 20/20 vision without glasses after the procedure. The probability of obtaining 20/20 vision varies depending on the patient's condition prior to correction. The US FDA trials demonstrated that approximately 98% of patients see 20/40 or better without glasses, the legal limit to obtain a driver's license without corrective wear. The predictability of the laser vision correction will therefore vary from patient to patient, primarily dependent upon the preoperative prescription. In general, those patients with lower prescriptions and lower degrees of astigmatism have the most predictable results and the highest chance of achieving 20/20 vision. (Back to top)


Q: Is the procedure painful?

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The procedure is generally painless or associated with little discomfort. Only anesthetic drops are used with no injections or needles. LASIK patients will generally have irritation for several hours after the procedure and feel no discomfort the day following the procedure. EpiLasik patients will feel irritation for 48-72 hours following the procedure until the contact lens is removed. (Back to top)


Q: Who can not have the procedure performed?

A: Certain eye disorders and medical conditions including pregnancy are contraindications to EpiLasik and LASIK. Nursing mothers and patients with a history of autoimmune diseases should not have the procedure performed. Controlled hypertension and diabetes are usually not contraindications. (Back to top)


Q: What is the risk of complications following vision correction?

A: Like all medical procedures, excimer laser correction has inherent risks. The primary concern of most patients is potential total loss of vision after the procedure. Such losses of vision are extremely rare. The primary risk associated with EpiLasik is corneal haze, a loss of perfect clarity of the cornea that can cause a loss of best potential vision in 1% of eyes. The chance of this occurring is directly related to how nearsighted you are prior to vision correction. We do not see this complication occur in patients with very low levels of nearsightedness prior to the procedure (<-3.5), making EpiLasik a very safe procedure at these levels. When the risk of corneal haze rises with EpiLasik treatments (> -6.0 D), LASIK is the procedure of choice. The primary risk associated with LASIK relates to the shape of the flap. One percent of flaps may be irregular on their surface after the procedure due to multiple causes including trauma and inflammation. These can usually be treated with medicines or second procedures. However, irregular flaps may also be responsible for loss of optimum vision. Another risk associated with both procedures is night glare. A patient's tendency to have night glare can generally be determined prior to the procedure. A very important part of your consultation is a thorough discussion of the potential risks of the procedure. In general, having one eye performed at a time is a way to limit these risks and assess the result before going on to the second eye. (Back to top)


Q: How long does the procedure take?

A: The procedure takes between 5 to 10 minutes and patients return home within several hours. Actual exposure to the laser is only seconds. (Back to top)


Q: What is the rate of patient satisfaction?

A: Our practice has benefited from a very high degree of patient satisfaction. Over 98% of our patients expressed satisfaction with their result and would have the procedure performed again. Ninety-eight percent of our patients would recommend our services to a family member or friend. (Back to top)


Q: Are hyperopia (far-sightedness) and presbyopia also corrected?

A: Farsighted correction has been approved by the FDA. However, presbyopia - the inability to read close, small objects (such as newspaper print) that occurs over the age of 40, cannot be corrected with the laser. (Back to top)


Q: How long has the technology been available and how many procedures have been performed?

A: Excimer laser technology has been commercially available since the late 1980's in Europe, South America and Asia. Over three million procedures have been performed since that time. The US FDA was one of the final governing bodies to approve its application in October 1995. Since that time millions of procedures have been performed in the US alone. (Back to top)


Q: Is there financing available for the procedure?

A: Yes, we have made an alliance with AmeriFee for The Vision Fee Plan. Check out our "How Do I Get Financing?" section for more details. (Back to top)

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