Bradley D. Geller, M.D., F.A.A.O
Emerson, NJ 07630
Ph / (201) 265-7515
Fx / (201) 265-8626
Welcome to our website! At our practice, we focus on refractive surgery, including LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures. Because it is our philosophy that patients should have all the knowledge they need to make confident, informed decisions regarding their treatment, we have compiled several pages of useful information on LASIK and other eye care services offered by our practice. We invite you to read through these pages and then contact us with any questions you might have or to schedule your initial consultation.
At our practice, we combine experience, skill, and advanced technology to bring you the very best in customized, patient-focused vision correction. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always pleased to answer questions, and we will strive to make your experience with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We offer a range of eye care treatments and services, including:
One of the safest and most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world, LASIK has allowed millions of people to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is a quick, virtually painless procedure in which a laser is used to reshape the cornea, the transparent top layer of the eye. Because the cornea is a powerful part of the eye’s focusing mechanism, flaws in its shape result in such common vision disorders as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. By restoring the cornea to its proper, spherical shape, our surgeon is able to improve the eye’s focusing power and restore vision, often to 20/20 or better.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Caused by the clumping of protein in the lens, cataracts lead to blurry vision and may continue to grow until treated or removed. In the past, cataract sufferer had little choice but to remove the cataract and rely on a stronger eyeglass prescription. With advances in intraocular lens (IOL) technology, however, it is now possible to replace the clouded natural lens with an artificial lens that restores clear vision at a full range of distances.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
One of the primary risks of diabetes is that the blood vessels will become damaged by elevated blood sugar levels. Diabetic retinopathy is a degenerative eye disease in which the vessels that supply blood to the retina begin to leak, causing the retina to swell and vision to be impaired over time. Although diabetic retinopathy can eventually result in blindness if left untreated, there are a number of effective methods of controlling the disease. Frequent eye exams may allow diabetic retinopathy to be detected in its earliest stages, when lifestyle changes may be enough to slow the progress of the disease. Fortunately, the disease is highly treatable even in its advanced stages, often through laser surgery.
Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease caused by damage to or excessive pressure on the optic nerve. It is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Although nearly three million Americans suffer from this disease, only half of them know it. This year alone, 5,000 people will go blind from glaucoma. Glaucoma is treatable when caught early but has no warning signs. This is why it is crucial that people have their eyes tested early and regularly.