MACKOOL
THE
MACKOOL
EYE
INSTITUTE

The First Outpatient Eye Surgery Center In New York City


ELIMINATION OF NEARSIGHTEDNESS


IN-OFFICE CATARACT MICROSURGERY
Without Stitches, Injections, or Bandages

LENS IMPLANTS/LASER TREATMENT


As the first outpatient surgery center in New York City, the Mackool Eye Institute is designed and equipped to conform to the requirements of hospital operating-room facilitites. At the Institute, most types of eye surgery have been safely performed without the need for hospitalization since 1983.

The founder and director of the Institute, Dr. Richard Mackool, has maintained his practice in opthalmology since 1973, with offices at the Institute and also in Manhattan where he is an attending surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Mackool has performed more than twenty thousand microsurgical procedures and conducts microsurgery courses for eye surgeons from every country. Dr. Mackool examines and counsels each patient before surgery, and personally performs every operation.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, there are many options for reducing or eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses, including:

Radial Keratotomy (RK)
Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK)
These microsurgical procedures are performed by making a series of fine incisions on the surface of the cornea. These incisions flatten the cornea, allowing the light rays entering the eye to be focused closer on the retina and resulting in more normal vision. These procedures can be used to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
An excimer laser "resculpts" the cornea by using a cold beam of ultraviolet light to vaporize a very thin layer of tissue from the superficial cornea. This flattening of the cornea corrects nearsightedness in a manner which is similar to radial keratotomy.

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and other vision correction procedures,


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