Eastside Eye Associates was started in 1975 by Dr. Julius Shulman. Since then we have evolved into a multispecialty ophthalmology practice with specialists in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, contact lenses, general eye care and eyeglass dispensing. Dr. Dalia Nagel recently joined our staff, expanding our services and hours of operation. We take great pride in offering the most technologically advanced developments in ophthalmology, along with individualized and personal attention to our patients.
Dr. Julius Shulman is a board certified highly skilled LASIK surgeon using state of the art equipment including the Intralase bladefree laser, the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye-tracking capabilities and CustomVue wavefront technology with Iris registration. If you are seeking LASIK in NYC please call us for a complimentary screening.The safety of all-laser LASIK using blade-free Intralase and a customized laser profile is unprecedented. All-laser LASIK is now approved by NASA and the United States Air Force.
Modern cataract surgery in the average patient now takes about 20 minutes or less, with the patient resuming normal activity shortly after surgery. The incision to remove the cataract is so small that stitches are usually unnecessary and healing is largely completed in a week or two. With the advent of microsurgery and the intraocular lens implant , cataracts no longer have to "ripen" and can be removed at any stage.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which becomes damaged from a build up of fluid and pressure inside the eye. Although the earliest sign of glaucoma is usually elevated intraocular pressure, many patients do not demonstrate this elevation but sustain optic nerve damage from what is considered a normal pressure. Detection of this and other types of glaucoma rely on detecting a change in the shape of the optic nerve and a loss of parts of your field of vision.
In the center of the retina, similar to the central bulls-eye of a target, is the macula, the most sensitive part of the retina and the part that gives precise vision for reading and driving. Some common disorders of the retina include macular degeneration, "floaters" and retinal detachment. Many patients with macular degeneration can now be treated with vitamins and medication to avert severe vision loss.
"I had gone to different Ophthalmologists in Manhattan for years trying to figure out why my right eye seemed not quite right, on the first visit, Dr. Nagel found the problem, recommended a solution and performed flawless surgery. I instruct clinicians in quality improvement principles and practice in healthcare and I have never seen an OR run as efficiently as Dr. Nagel ran my recent cataract surgery."
- Kevin Garrett
"For years I thought about LASIK but was always too anxious about the procedure to truly consider it. It wasn't until I started seeing Dr. Nagel for my routine eye exams that I felt comfortable with the idea; I had never had a physician so thorough, knowledgeable, conscientious and kind! Dr. Nagel answered all of my questions, and she and her wonderful team were at every turn to guide me, always in the most professional manner. The procedure was fast and painless with only minor sensitivity immediately afterward, and I woke up in awe the following morning with crystal clear vision and no discomfort. LASIK itself is amazing, but I personally needed a physician that I could trust unreservedly before I was ready for it. Dr. Nagel is absolutely that physician, one that I highly recommend."
- Jennifer Noto
"...am I going to be able to function without any sort of contacts or glasses...that's what was most important to me."
- Bryan Hass, PGA Professional
"I see better now than I did with the corrective lenses.... And now I see 20/20--and it's been wonderful."
- Gaye Engel, Real Estate Developer
"I think it [the cost] is justifiable when you start adding up the different costs involved with...glasses and contacts...and the convenience. And what it does to one's self esteem and self image."
- Barbara Apple, Social Worker
"I haven't been able to see my alarm clock from my bed. This is amazing!"
- Ruth Gallagher