Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
If you wear glasses or contacts, you've probably dreamed of what it would be like not to need them. Advances with excimer lasers in the field of refractive surgery can make your dream come true. Excimer laser surgery is extremely accurate and computer programmed to your prescription. With PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and LASIK (laser assisted situ keratomileusis), most cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be corrected and reduce your dependency on corrective lenses.
PRK reshapes the human cornea by applying laser energy to its front surface. LASIK involves treatment of the central cornea underneath a hinged flap of corneal tissue. LASIK offers the precision of the excimer laser delivery system, along with providing a faster visual recovery. Most of our LASIK patients notice improvement in their vision as early as the following day following LASIK surgery. You will be treated with eye drops for about one week after your laser treatment.
In addition to helping laser eye surgery patients realize their dreams of clear vision without glasses, Dr. Weingarten specializes in cataract surgery. In fact, he enjoys a reputation as one of the most accomplished cataract surgery specialists. Dr. Weingarten also offers a range of general eye care procedures and is regarded as a leading presbyopia, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration expert. Stressing the importance of early detection as a vital part of a successful eye disease treatment, Dr. Weingarten performs complete eye exams.