North Shore Eye Care Forms Alliance With Glaucoma Consultants Of Long Island To Enhance Level of Glaucoma Management

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Patients suffering potential vision loss from glaucoma can now be treated at North Shore Eye Care by Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island under a recent alliance formed by the two practices, according to leading eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, medical director at North Shore Eye Care, who made the announcement this week.

In our opinion, they are the best at what they do and their level of quality care perfectly matches the vision we have at North Shore Eye Care of offering patients the highest quality of comprehensive eye care available today.” Dr. Martin said.

Patients suffering potential vision loss from glaucoma can now be treated at North Shore Eye Care by Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island under a recent alliance formed by the two practices, according to leading eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, medical director at North Shore Eye Care, who made the announcement this week.

“The medical team and technical staff of North Shore Eye Care are extremely pleased to welcome the specialized services of Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island,” said Dr. Martin, adding that a signed letter of agreement is now in place between the two providers. “Glaucoma Consultants have been setting the standard in glaucoma management on Long Island for over 35 years and their reputation is impeccable. We could not have asked for a more qualified, professional and proven partner to assist North Shore Eye Care in our efforts to manage glaucoma, which continues to be one of the leading causes of blindness.”

Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island are considered to be among the leading glaucoma centers in New York. They currently have two locations on Long Island in Bethpage and Lake Success. Starting in January 2016, one of their glaucoma specialists will see patients one day a week at the Smithtown location of North Shore Eye Care. “We formed this alliance for the purpose of providing our patients with the most advanced management and surgical treatment of glaucoma available today,” said Dr. Martin.

“We feel Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island are uniquely qualified to see our patients and help protect and preserve their vision from the irreversible affects of glaucoma. In our opinion, they are the best at what they do and their level of quality care perfectly matches the vision we have at North Shore Eye Care of offering patients the highest quality of comprehensive eye care available today.” Dr. Martin pointed out a number of their physicians have undergone advanced subspecialty training in the area of glaucoma and offer the latest glaucoma diagnostic, laser and surgical technologies.

The ophthalmologists of Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island have been selected to the top doctors lists for New York Magazine and Newsday, and have been selected for more than a decade to the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area. Their academic affiliations include:

  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Hofstra University School of Medicine

The hospital and ambulatory surgery center affiliations of Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island include:

  • Hospital Affiliations and Ambulatory Centers:
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • North Shore-LIJ
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Nassau Center for Ambulatory Surgery

Despite recent breakthroughs in technology designed to improve the detection and treatment of glaucoma, it continues to be the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The good news is that through early diagnosis and treatment, blindness from glaucoma is preventable. Research indicates that glaucoma is most common in adults and becomes increasingly common as we age especially among the African American race and those with a family history of glaucoma. Because there are very few if any warning signs before people experience irreversible vision loss from glaucoma, annual monitoring with a complete, dilated examination by a trained Ophthalmologist is recommended for adults and children in the high risk category and for those above age 40.

“We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island and to enhancing the overall level of comprehensive eye care now offered at North Shore Eye Care,” said Dr. Martin.

North Shore Eye Care was established in Smithtown in 1962 and is today regarded as one of the leading eye centers in the country. They are the Official LASIK Surgeon of the New York Mets and their doctors have been consistently named as ‘Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly, an independent medical research firm. They currently have offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Deer Park, Holbrook, Garden City, Southhampton, Southold and Hempstead. For additional information about North Shore Eye Care or this press release, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.

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