Founded in 1975 by Dr. Julius Shulman, Eastside Eye Associates has grown into a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with specialists in cataract surgery, laser vision correction, glaucoma, retinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, contact lenses, general eye care and eyeglass dispensing. Dr. Dalia Nagel, a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist, joined our staff in 2008 and helped to expand our services and hours of operation, both Uptown at our main office and Downtown at our satellite office in Tribeca.
We take great pride in offering the most technologically advanced developments in ophthalmology, along with individualized and personal attention by each staff member, from our receptionist to our technicians and optometrist to our physicians. There is not a more caring or talented group of eye care professionals in Manhattan's Upper East Side and the boroughs of New York City. We look forward to a long and pleasant relationship.
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.
Dr. Julius Shulman and Dr. Nagel are board certified and highly skilled LASIK surgeons using state of the art equipment including the Intralase blade-free laser, the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye-tracking capabilities and CustomVue wavefront technology with Iris registration. If you are seeking LASIK in New York City, please feel free to call 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.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which becomes damaged from a buildup 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.
Dry eye is a chronic condition in which there is an insufficient quantity or unhealthy quality of tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dry eye often goes undiagnosed and untreated, despite being a very common and treatable disease. As the population ages, its prevalence is also increasing.
Injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and across the forehead. BOTOX® safely relaxes certain facial muscles without affecting normal facial expressions. BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure to very precisely and carefully remove scurf and debris and exfoliate eyelids.