Even if you aren't experiencing symptoms related to glaucoma, you may still suffer from an early onset of the disease. Most patients with glaucoma are asymptomatic and do not realize that they are slowly going blind. Certain people are at higher risk for developing glaucoma, such as those with a positive family history of glaucoma, African-Americans over the age of 40 and all men and women over the age of 60. Because the underlying causes of the disease can be present even if there are no symptoms, it's very important for at-risk individuals to undergo routine eye examinations. If diagnosed with glaucoma, treatment at one of our Long Island offices can be undertaken to preserve and protect your vision. Though glaucoma cannot be cured, often times continued vision loss and blindness can be prevented through the use of medications, non-surgical glaucoma treatment, or glaucoma surgery. We educate patients at Long Island Eye Surgical Care PC so that they can both understand why evaluation and treatment is necessary and make informed decisions regarding treatment. During a meeting with one of our doctors, we can discuss in detail the causes of glaucoma. Dr. Raju Sarwal, a Board Certified ophthalmologist, the Assistant Medical Director, partner of Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sarwal completed his undergraduate work at University of Pennsylvania in 1994 where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1998 and his residency at University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2002. Dr. Sarwal received his sub specialty training in glaucoma at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina in 2003.
Dr. Sarwal is currently the president of the Suffolk Ophthalmogy society. He is on faculty at Good Samaritan Hospital, Southside Hospital, and Long Island Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association.
Dr. Sarwal is a national speaker for ophthalmology and glaucoma to practicing physicians in the New York area. Dr. Sarwal has been named by Best Doctors of America every year since 2009.
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