Dr. Meyers M.D
Dr. Kevin Myers, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, and New York Community Hospital.
What ophthalmology services do we provide?
First Medcare offers patients a comprehensive array of eye care services to help men, women and children maintain healthy eyes and clear vision at every age. Some of the services provided by First Medcare include:
- comprehensive eye exams
- glaucoma testing
- refractive surgery
- cataract surgery
- treatment of blepharitis, styes, and chalazion
- treatment of chronic diseases including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
- dry eye treatments
- treatment of eye infections and corneal abrasion, as well as acute issues like optic neuritis
- evaluation of double vision and other vision aberrations
- treatment for low vision
- contact lens fittings
- What are floaters?
Floaters are little, irregularly-shaped dots or strings that seem to float across the field of vision. Floaters are caused by tiny imperfections in the vitreous, the gel-like central portion of the eye. When small bits of gel clump together, they cast shadows on the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye. These shadows are perceived as flecks and strings – floaters – moving across the field of vision. Floaters are common, becoming more common with age, and they can become especially apparent when staring at a bright surface. While floaters themselves are harmless, a significant number of floaters can be an indication of a serious problem like a tear in the retina or retinal detachment, especially when many floaters appear all of a sudden. In those cases, it is extremely important to call the office and to be evaluated right away.
What happens during cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is one of the most common types of surgery in the U.S. During the surgery, the eye's natural lens is removed using a small device that breaks up the lens and gently suctions it out. Then an artificial lens called an IOL (or intraocular lens) is inserted in its place.