Best Cataract Surgery Results Require Critical Retina Exam

Serving Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley

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At Seeta Eye Centers we are always driven to achieve the best possible results for patients having cataractsurgery and lens implants. We are constantly incorporating advanced technology such as laser cataract surgery and specialized lens implants into our procedures-and we routinely utilize advanced technology such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to perform meticulous critical retina examinations before cataract surgery. Sometimes patients want to know why we go to such painstaking extremes.


We perform a thorough and critical retinal exam in order to carefully correlate the degree of vision loss with the density and position of the cataract. When cataract patients report a decrease in vision, it is important for us to correlate the visual symptoms and visual acuity to the degree of cataract present. If you have a considerable amount of vision loss but only mild cataracts, the actual cause of the vision loss must be identified. In many cases, a careful examination of the retina can reveal underlying pathology such as epiretinal membranes, retinal wrinkling or macular pucker with edema. In fact, some studies report a prevalence of epiretinal membranes in 7% of patients older than 60 years and in 20% of patients aged 75 years or more-the prime demographic for cataract surgery. Before you have cataract surgery with Drs. Modi or Wolter you can expect to have whatever level of examination and testing is required in order to help you get the best results.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs an eye exam for cataracts, laser cataract surgery or lens implants please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or

Seeta Eye Centersis conveniently located at 27 Davis Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, 969 Main Street, Cecilwood Health Center, Yorktown, New York 12524 and 664 Stoneleigh Avenue, Suite 100, Carmel, New York 10512.