“Part of our responsibility as experienced ophthalmic surgeons is to help the next generation of surgeons embrace the latest technology and provide their patients the best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Martin.
Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) April 17, 2015
The American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) today announced that Long Island eye surgeon Jeffrey L. Martin, will serve as the ‘Lead Instructor’ for a Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Skills Transfer Session being held April 17-21 in San Diego at the annual ASCRS meeting. Dr. Martin is the Managing Partner of North Shore Eye Care.
As lead instructor, Dr. Martin will assist fellow ophthalmologists attending the Skills Transfer Session in learning how to perform Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery. Laser cataract surgery is the latest breakthrough in cataract care and offers surgeons and patients unprecedented precision, accuracy, reproducibility and safety in performing cataract surgery. Instructors will be assisting attendees with the LENSAR femtosecond laser, the LenSx femtosecond laser, the Victus Femtosecond laser and the CATALYS Femtosecond laser.
Dr. Martin and North Shore Eye Care were the first practitioners on Long Island to offer cataract patients the benefits of the CATALYS Femtosecond laser cataract system. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System offers a reproducible, noninvasive technique to replace the least predictable - and most technically demanding - steps for surgeons during conventional cataract procedures. “Our Catalys laser procedure is a truly a technological breakthrough in precision, accuracy and safety for today’s cataract patients,” Dr. Martin said. Cataract removal and lens implantation is one of the most common – and successful medical procedures performed today. Each year, more than two million people in the United States have their vision restored through cataract surgery.
The Skills Transfer Lab will demonstrate techniques for integrating femtosecond laser technology and associated anterior segment imaging into premium cataract surgery. Participating attendees will be allotted hands-on lab time with the various platforms under the guidance of Dr. Martin and other physician instructors and industry technical support teams. Discussions during the Skills Transfer Lab will include how femtosecond lasers assist with the treatment of corneal astigmatism, the capsulotomy, and lens fragmentation, as well as options for managing difficult cases.
“Femtosecond laser technology allows us to take an already safe procedure and make it even better by adding a new level of precision and predictability that is simply not possible with traditional manual cataract surgery,” said Dr. Martin. “It is also helping us take advanced cataract surgery from an art form to a truly digital science.” In addition, the Catalys laser’s advanced technology makes break-up and removal of the cataract easier and gentler on the patient.
Dr. Martin and his medical staff are among the top 10% surgeons in the world to offer patients the safety, precision and accuracy of the Catalys Laser System. North Shore Eye Care is the first practice in Suffolk County and the second practice on Long Island to give patients access to this advanced laser technology.
“Part of our responsibility as experienced ophthalmic surgeons is to help the next generation of surgeons embrace the latest technology and provide their patients the best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Martin. “I was fortunate to have my father, Sidney Martin, MD, as a mentor and the skills and patient care protocol he taught me over the years has been invaluable to me as a surgeon…and to my patients,” he said. “It is always and honor when I am asked to share my expertise with the next-generation of anterior segment surgeons.
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, ophthalmic plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.