"Droopy eyelids are quite common among seniors in our Long Island community, especially after cataract surgery,” Dr. Baharestani said.
Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
One of Long Island’s leading oculofacial cosmetic eye surgeons, Samuel Baharestani, MD of North Shore Eye Care will discuss the latest advances in comprehensive eyelid surgery and treatment during the upcoming Nassau County Optometric Society meeting on November 11, 2014.
Dr. Baharestani is a Fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmic plastic surgeon who has returned to his native Long Island to serve the friends, family members and neighbors he grew up with across the island. He joined North Shore Eye Care earlier this year.
"I am excited to be presenting the most modern techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery to my optometry colleagues on Long Island,” said Dr. Baharestani. “As a native of Nassau County, I look forward to providing quality care for the eyelid, orbit, and tear duct problems of my colleagues and neighbors close to home."
The title of Dr. Baharestani’s lecture is, ‘Involutional Eyelid Changes: Lesions, Ptosis, & Brow Ptosis.’ Dr. Baharestani will review benign and malignant growths on the eyelids and discuss the best treatment strategies for optometrist to follow when referring a patient for specialized treatment. He will also discuss one of the most common eyelid conditions prevalent among the aging population on Long Island: droopy, sagging eyelids.
"Droopy eyelids are quite common among seniors in our Long Island community, especially after cataract surgery,” Dr. Baharestani said. “Most patients don’t realize that depending on the severity of the condition, Medicare and most health insurance companies cover corrective eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty, brow lifting, and small incision ptosis repair are some of the procedures we will discuss together to better take care of our patients."
As a Fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Dr. Baharestani’s extensive training and expertise are an ideal compliment to the surgical services offered at North Shore Eye Care. Dr. Baharestani I was raised on Long Island and is a graduate of Rosyln High School. Dr. Baharestani attended New York University’s College of Arts and Science, where he was a Magna Cum Laude Honors graduate in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Economics. While at NYU, he was also honored as a Presidential Scholar, named to the Dean’s Advisory Council and received the Harry A. Charipper Medal for outstanding contributions to the science of biology.
Dr. Baharestani earned his Medical Degree from NYU School of Medicine and performed his internship at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He then returned to NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, where he completed his surgical training in general eye surgery and served as Chief Resident. Because of his accomplishments during his surgical training, he was recruited to join the faculty as a Clinical Instructor.
Dr. Baharestani then went on to complete his Fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid, tear duct and oculofacial plastic surgery at The Cincinnati Eye Institute and University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Today, he is a Candidate Member of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Baharestani has held numerous appointments at NYU School of Medicine, The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lennox Hill Hospital, The North Shore-LIJ Health System and The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he teaches future eye surgeons the latest advances in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has over 100 publications of original research, case presentations, book chapters, abstract submissions and online medical contributions.
North Shore Eye Care is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 52 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962. North Shore Eye Care is also the official Eye Care Provider for the New York Islanders and the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets. Many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.
North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Garden City and Hempstead. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, oculoplastics and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.