Dr. David Nelson, A Founding Partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Participates in Mission Cataract USA

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Free Cataract Surgery for Eligible Queens and Long Island Residents

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) 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. David Nelson is one of several ophthalmologists from OCLI who will donate his time and talents to Mission Cataract USA. A partner in OCLI, Dr. Nelson 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. For more information, please visit http://www.ocli.net or call: 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254).

A resident of Manhattan, Dr. Nelson (http://ocli.net/physicians/ocli-nelson-old.htm) is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology including glaucoma treatments. He received his Medical Degree with honors from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Nelson is the Medical Director of Island Eye Surgicenter in Carle Place, New York. Dr. Nelson was the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mercy Medical Center from 1995-1999. Dr. Nelson has served on the faculty at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In addition, Dr. Nelson has lectured and published extensively on cataract surgery having written two chapters in textbooks about cataracts.

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.

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 September 30th.

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.

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