Westbury, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2009
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in the Mission Cataract USA program, offering Free outpatient cataract surgery throughout August and September to residents of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens who are not covered by medical insurance and who are unable to pay for the surgery themselves. Dr. Robert Broderick is one of several ophthalmologists from OCLI who will donate his time and talents to Mission Cataract USA. A partner in OCLI, Dr. Broderick will perform free surgery at the Island Eye Surgicenter to give the gift of sight back to those who have lost some or all of their vision because of cataracts. Those who meet Mission Cataract guidelines and want more information should visit http://www.ocli.net or call: 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254) before August 31st.
A resident of Plandome, New York, Dr. Broderick is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, LASIK and comprehensive ophthalmology including glaucoma treatment. Having served his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Broderick then went on to complete a prestigious two-year fellowship in Cataract and Laser Surgery with noted ophthalmologist Dr. Charles Bechert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Broderick (http://www.ocli.net/physicians/ocli-broderick-old.htm) currently is an Attending Ophthalmologist at St. Francis Hospital and at Island Eye Surgicenter. Dr. Broderick served as Vice-President of The New York State Ophthalmological Society and he has also been a Board member for over ten years. He is the President of the New York KeratoRefractive Society and he lectured on Laser Vision Correction procedures both nationally and internationally.
OCLI has performed charitable surgical procedures for many years with various local service organizations including The Lion's Eye Bank and The Sons of Italy. For this Mission Cataract effort (http://www.ocli.net./mission-cataract.html) the doctors, technicians and nurses volunteer their services free of charge. The procedures will be performed at no cost at the Island Eye Surgicenter in Carle Place.
About Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
OCLI, one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the nation, consists of 21 eye specialists representing each subspecialty of ophthalmology in 6 locations throughout Long Island; in Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Stony Brook, Manhasset and East Meadow. OCLI also has a research department that is involved in FDA studies to improve the treatment and diagnosing of ophthalmic diseases. For more information, please call 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254) or visit http://www.ocli.net.
About Island Eye Surgicenter
Island Eye Surgicenter is a New York State licensed and Medicare certified Ambulatory Surgery Center and has been nationally accredited by AAAHC (the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care). Island Eye Surgicenter is unique in that it specializes in the surgical care and treatment of eye disorders. The center has made significant contributions in its pharmaceutical and device research activities. Island Eye Surgicenter is also a N.Y. State licensed Tissue Transplantation facility, and is a leader in the field of Corneal Transplantation. For more information please visit http://www.islandeye.net.