Botox® Injections & Vision Services in Somerset, New Jersey
Give your eyes the special attention and care they deserve with Botox injections
and vision services
from our office in Somerset, New Jersey
are not only used for cosmetic surgery. They are also used to treat ocular muscle spasms (eye twitching and eyelid tics). Its effect is achieved by relaxing the muscles around the eye. To find out more about eye twitching and Botox injections, click here
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that blurs vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in the aging population. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial/intraocular lens. This surgery is very successful in restoring vision and is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 million cataract surgeries performed each year. 95% of the people who have cataract surgery regain excellent vision, somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40.
Our cataract surgery procedure is pain free, rarely involves needles or stitches, and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to perform. To learn more about this surgery, click here
We specialize in fitting various types of soft disposable contact lenses. Click here
for more information on contact lenses.
Diabetes can cause damage to small blood vessels throughout the body, including those associated with the retina (the retina is a layer of nerve tissue that lines the inner eyeball and produces signals which are passed to the optic nerve and then on to the brain).
In diabetic retinopathy, damage from deteriorating blood vessels can cause visual problems. Dr. Steven R. Leff, Retina specialist, treats diabetic retinopathy by performing laser eye surgery, which seals off the leaking blood vessels. Click here
to learn more about this disorder and its treatment.
Our offices have an experienced, on-staff optician who provides friendly, knowledgeable service in helping you select a pair of eyeglasses. We provide a wide range of affordable frame styles from many different manufacturers.
We accept all major credit cards and the VSP (Vision Service Plan — a program to make eye care more affordable) is also accepted. To find out more about VSP, please click this link:
Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedure to correct drooping eyelids. Eyelid surgery gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. To find out more, please contact us. Click here to obtain our contact information.
Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve (the nerve that sends information from the eye to your brain) and reduction in field of vision. Most cases of glaucoma are related to elevated intraocular pressure (which is the pressure inside the eye), caused by problems with draining fluid inside the eyeball. The first line of treatment is eye drop/medication that lowers the pressure inside the eye. In some cases eye laser surgery may be required. Though glaucoma can lead to blindness, it can be successfully treated if detected in the early stages.
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Dr. Angrist specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Some of the types of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery performed by Dr. Angrist include:
- Correction of drooping upper and lower eyelids
- Tear duct drainage system disorders (reconstruction of tear ducts).
- Eyebrow lifts
- Orbital Tumors and Disease
- Eyelid tumors
- Reconstructive surgery to treat basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
Blocked tear ducts can occur in infants and in adults, and sometimes occur after facial trauma. In most patients, this causes an increase in the amount of tears in the eye. Infections of the tear duct can also occur, a condition known as dacryocystitis. Treatments for blocked tear ducts vary depending on the severity of the blockage/infection.
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Please talk to our staff if you would like to find out more about our surgical procedures. Our telephone number can be found here: 732-246-1050
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