Ophthalmology Specialist

Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Multispecialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Forest Hills, NY

At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, the ophthalmology and optometry teams directed by Dr. Olga Likhtman, OD, provide the most advanced care options for patients of all ages, as well as routine checkups to help identify vision issues such as glaucoma and cataracts in their earliest stages. To protect your eye health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Ophthalmology Q & A

What types of ophthalmology and optometry services does Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center provide?

The ophthalmology and optometry teams at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center are skilled in providing a full range of eye and vision care services, including treatments for:

  • Glaucoma
  • Chalazion
  • Blepharitis
  • Macular degeneration
  • Strabismus
  • Keratoconus
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Double vision
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Eye infections

Many of these conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma, don’t present symptoms in their early stages. This is why it’s important to get regularly scheduled eye exams from the team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center to detect any issues as early as possible and begin the optimal course of treatment.

What are “floaters”?

Floaters are those tiny dark dots or strings that appear to float in front of your eye across your field of vision, especially when staring at a bright object or light. Although they can occur at any age, they often become more abundant as you get older.

Floaters are actually shadows cast on the retina, the light-sensitive back portion of the eye. They’re caused by tiny imperfections or clumps in the gel-like portion of the eye called the vitreous.

While floaters are common and do not harm your vision, if you have a lot of floaters or a large number of floaters appear suddenly, it can be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment, a serious condition that requires immediate emergency care to avoid permanent vision loss.

Do all cataracts require surgery?

Cataracts don’t always require surgery. Some milder cataracts that don't significantly impair your vision can be left alone and monitored frequently by the team at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center to determine if and when surgery should be considered. In the meantime, you may be able to counteract the effects of mild cataracts with brighter lighting or magnifying lenses.

Cataracts that interfere with your daily functioning or increase your chances of falling or other accidents should be surgically removed. Today's cataract surgery techniques are very safe, and cataract surgery is of the most common types of surgery performed today.

To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.