Ridgewood Ophthalmologist
1144 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

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Why don't LASIK doctors suggest PRK for thin corneas?

A number of possibilities exist here. The first is that the combination of your thin cornea and the size of your prescription may mean too much tissue... READ MORE

What can be done if your lasik enhancement was over corrected?

The best thing that you can do is wait. A LASIK surgeon may typically "overcorrect" you because you "undershot" the first procedure by treating more... READ MORE

Is it normal to be over corrected post lasek enhancement to +1.5?

Overcorrection with any refractive procedure, be it LASEK, PRK or LASIK, can occur in a small percentage of patients due to healing outside the Bell... READ MORE

Why is Thermage rated so low, and why is there such a disparity in what different clinics charge?

Thermage, even in its most advanced iteration, has very modest and subtle effects. There are many superior radiofrequency alternatives on the market... READ MORE

Can I ride a bike 1 week after lasik with sunglasses?

You can ride a bike one DAY after LASIK. Exertion at 100% is allowed from the first day on. The most important thing to know is that you must protect... READ MORE

1 month after Lasik. Can vision still improve?

The answer is yes. After LASIK the corneas may be dry for several months causing fluctuating vision or sub-optimal vision. Lubrication and time almost... READ MORE

‚ÄčI had laser surgery about 3 years ago, and I am afraid I am losing vision again in my left eye. what should I do?

There are a number of reasons that vision can regress after LASIK Some are easily correctable and others not so much. The most common correctable... READ MORE

IntraLase LASIK Vs Traditional LASIK

Although many LASIK surgeons have switched to Femtosecond (Intralase) technology, the newest microkeratomes have reduced flap complications to equally... READ MORE

Will not using my prescribed eyedrops after LASIK affect the healing process and will my vision be unclear forever?

Since you are two weeks past LASIK, it's highly unlikely that you have developed an infection or inflammation, so the most likely cause of decreased... READ MORE

I'm 18 years old, what can I have done to get rid of lines under my eyes? (photos)

Radiofrequency treatment with a device like Exilis Elite can reduce fine lines and even deeper ones around the eyes in a series of 2-3 treatments,... READ MORE

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