Ophthalmology Conveniently located to serve New York City
Eye care is an important part of your overall health. If you want to learn your options for improving your vision, or if you are seeking advanced treatment for an eye disease or problem, then board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Basil Pakeman can explain all of your treatment options and help you choose the right one for your goals and expectations. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pakeman, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566.
Dr. Pakeman's Eye Care Services
Dr. Pakeman and our staff provide comprehensive eye care services to families in New York City and the nearby areas. We care for patients of all ages, so your family can receive ophthalmic care in one location.
We provide a wide range of services, including laser vision correction, small-incision cataract surgery and treatments for common eye diseases. Dr. Pakeman provides eye care treatment for the following conditions:
Cataracts are a common eye condition that affect the lens of the eye, causing it to become cloudy or opaque. This cloudiness prevents light from passing through the lens properly, leading to blurred or diminished vision. Cataracts typically develop slowly over time and can occur in one or both eyes.
Cataract treatment typically involves surgical intervention, where the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This surgery is safe and effective, leading to significant vision improvement for individuals affected by cataracts.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain. The most common type of glaucoma is called primary open-angle glaucoma, but there are other less common types as well, such as angle-closure glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma.
Glaucoma treatment aims to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) to prevent optic nerve damage. It often involves the use of eye drops, laser therapy, or surgery to manage and control the condition.
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetic eye care is a crucial aspect of managing diabetes, as the condition can have significant effects on the eyes and vision. Diabetic eye care primarily focuses on preventing, detecting, and managing eye complications associated with diabetes. The two most common eye conditions related to diabetes are diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
The treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema involves several strategies to manage the condition and prevent vision loss. These may include strict blood sugar control, regular eye examinations, and interventions such as laser treatments, medication, or surgery for more advanced cases.
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a chronic eye condition that primarily affects the macula, a small area in the center of the retina responsible for sharp central vision. Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in people over the age of 50, and its severity can vary from person to person.
The treatment of macular degeneration aims to slow down its progression and preserve vision. For age-related macular degeneration (AMD), treatments such as medication, photodynamic therapy, and laser therapy may be used to manage the disease and prevent severe vision loss.
Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes or squint, is a visual condition where the eyes do not align properly. In a person with strabismus, one eye may be looking directly at an object while the other eye turns inward (esotropia), outward (exotropia), upward (hypertropia), or downward (hypotropia). Strabismus can occur in one or both eyes and may be constant or intermittent.
The treatment of strabismus typically involves eye muscle surgery to correct the misalignment of the eyes. In some cases, non-surgical options like vision therapy or the use of prism lenses may be considered to improve eye coordination and alignment.
Ptosis (Sagging Eyelids)
Ptosis, also known as drooping eyelid, is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops over the eye, partially or completely covering the pupil. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and can vary in severity. It can be present at birth (congenital ptosis) or develop later in life due to various causes (acquired ptosis).
The treatment of ptosis depends on the underlying cause and severity. Ptosis surgery is a common approach. During this procedure, the levator muscle is tightened or repositioned to lift the drooping eyelid and improve both aesthetics and vision.
We also provide contact lens services.
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
Routine eye exams are key to preventing eye and vision problems. During this exam, early signs of problems can be detected so that you can get the earliest treatments possible.
Dr. Pakeman is a board-certified ophthalmologist. This certification demonstrates his high level of knowledge, skill, training and experience in the ophthalmology field. He is fully committed to helping you achieve improved vision, improved eye health, or another goal you have in mind. He is an experienced provider of both PRK and LASIK surgery, if you are interested in your options for living free of dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Need Help with Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Care, or Glaucoma Treatment?
To schedule a consultation with our board-certified ophthalmologist in New York City, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566. Dr. Pakeman provides advanced care for patients from New York and from across the country as well.