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Corneal Transplantation: An Introduction, By Mark Hornfeld, DO

Corneal transplantation, or keratoplasty, involves the thin, transparent covering that shields the eye from the outside world. This structure, the cornea, helps the eye focus light in the same way a camera’s lens does. Vision problems are often caused by misshapen corneas, and can be corrected with contact lenses, glasses, or laser eye surgery. Corneal …

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Volunteer Eye Surgeons International: Bringing Sight to the World by Dr. Mark Hornfeld, DO

VESI (Volunteer Eye Surgeons International) has worked to restore eyesight to the world since 1986. Many people in underserved communities suffer with vision problems that can be easily corrected using modern ophthalmology tools and practices. VESI strives to reach out to these communities by establishing clinics and offering training to local ophthalmologists. The organization also …

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Dr. Mark Hornfeld on How Poor Health Can Lead to Poor Vision (part 1 of 2)

Recently, news organizations across the United States have reported a growing incidence of debilitating eye diseases. Ophthalmologist Mark Hornfeld answers questions about the reports. Question: Which eye diseases are on the rise? Dr. Mark Hornfeld: We’ve seen the biggest increase in eye diseases associated with aging or diabetes. For example, instances of diabetic retinopathy have …

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Dr. Mark Hornfeld on How Poor Health Can Lead to Poor Vision (part 2 of 2)

Dr. Mark Hornfeld continues to answer questions about eye diseases associated with poor health and how people can preserve their vision. Question: What steps should people take to preserve their vision as they age? Dr. Mark Hornfeld: A growing body of evidence suggests that many of the most debilitating age-related eye disorders, such as glaucoma, …

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An Overview of Vista Laser Vision’s Services

At Vista Laser Vision in New York City, Dr. Mark Hornfeld offers laser-based refractive surgery, including LASIK, performed using advanced methods such as IntraLase, a bladeless approach to LASIK surgery. IntraLase is a new type of laser that promotes the highest standards of safety, precision, and sterility. Dr. Hornfeld also advocates the bladeless approach due …

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