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The Best Cataract Surgeon in NYC

In the last decade or so, there have been rapid technological advancements in the field of cataract surgery. Modern cataract surgery involves the highly controlled use of a laser to dissolve the cataract. This means that the opening made within the eye is tiny, the procedure can be done much more quickly, and patients are much more comfortable during the surgery. In addition, recovery is very quick. Laser cataract surgery is one of Dr. James Kelly’s primary services, so you can be certain that you’re in excellent hands. As a top cataract surgeon in NYC and Long Island, he will perform your procedure with an enhanced level of expertise, care, and skill.

Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery

  • A bladeless procedure 
  • Extraordinary precision
  • Enhanced control and efficiency
  • Highly customized procedure 
  • Reduces the risk of corneal swelling
  • Eliminates the need for glasses within minutes

About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lenses in the eye, which can make it difficult to see. This condition usually develops with age and can cause blurry vision, glare, and haloing — which can be dangerous, especially when driving at nighttime. Many individuals’ activities such as knitting, watching TV and movies, reading, and golfing are greatly affected by cataracts. 

The lens of the eye is a transparent structure that focuses light waves on an adjacent layer of cells so that the vision is clear. Cataracts form as small, usually invisible crystals inside and behind the lens. These crystals cause your natural lens to lose transparency and become fragile. They may also damage the eye’s other cells and tissues, which could lead to more serious vision problems.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is extremely common, with more than three million patients undergoing it each year. It is a convenient outpatient procedure that only takes 10-15 minutes for the actual surgery. The purpose of cataract surgery is to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). 

In the past, cataract surgeons would remove the clouded lens by creating tiny incisions within the eye using a surgical knife. However, now with modern technology advancements, cataract surgery is much less invasive, with only a small hole being made using a laser. Contact us today for more information on laser cataract surgery in Long Island and NYC.

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Top Cataract Surgery Laser: The LenSx 

At Kelly Vision Center, we maintain a strong commitment to using only the highest quality of equipment for all our treatments. Better technology means better results. We have found that the top cataract surgery laser is the LenSx®, which offers image guidance for advanced predictability and enhanced precision. The curvature, size, and depth of our eyes are all different, but the LenSx laser allows your procedure to be planned and performed in a manner that is totally personalized to each of your eyes. For patients undergoing laser cataract surgery, the LenSx laser is a state-of-the-art system that delivers femtosecond precision, creating an incredible level of accuracy that is simply unachievable with manual surgery methods. Dr. James Kelly knows the LenSx laser system well, as he was one of the first to perform the procedure in New York and is a top cataract surgeon in the area.

Benefits of LensSx laser cataract surgery:

  • Proven, safe, and comfortable technology
  • Completely bladeless
  • A truly customized procedure 
  • Increased accuracy and precision
  • Provides more predictable, visual results 
  • Takes less surgical time to perform than traditional methods
  • Precise measurement and mapping creates digital images of the eyes (this is not possible with traditional cataract surgery)

Please download our patient brochure for more information about the LenSx laser.

Insurance Options

Many patients want to know if their procedure is covered by health insurance. This isn’t always clear until we have spoken with you, but many services that we offer are fully or partially covered. If there’s a procedure that you’re interested in and you’d like to know whether or not it’s covered, we encourage you to inquire about specifics when you’re in the office with us. We can determine if your procedure will be assisted by the financial help of health coverage.

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What to Expect from Laser Cataract Surgery

You will need to use special eyedrops for three days before your laser cataract surgery. On the day of the procedure, we will provide you with medicine to relax you. After you’ve been brought to the Laser Suite, we will administer anesthetic eyedrops and the surgery will begin. As a top cataract surgeon with many procedures accomplished, Dr. Kelly will ensure that you are comfortable during the surgery. He will talk to you and help you relax. Anesthesia is also available, although most patients don’t need it. After 10-15 minutes, the laser cataract surgery procedure is done. An eyepatch will be placed on your eye, and you will be taken to a post-op area, where you will be given a snack and a drink. Many patients notice improved vision even minutes after the surgery. You will have a follow-up with us the following day so that we can ensure that everything looks good. 

“I’m very fortunate to have been doing eye surgery for over two decades now. The really exciting part is that the technology is increasing at a more rapid rate now than at any time I’ve been doing this in the past. We’re able to perform procedures and give results to patients that provide a level of lifestyle and satisfaction that was not possible before. This is a great time to explore laser vision correction or cataract surgery.”

Dr. James Kelly

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Dr. Kelly: The Best Cataract Surgeon in NYC and Long Island

Dr. Kelly and his team are dedicated to making your vision correction one of the greatest experiences of your life. After laser cataract surgery in NYC, patients frequently report that they are thrilled and liberated — and the results are life-changing. As a board-certified ophthalmologist who is passionate about improving his patients’ vision, Dr. Kelly provides personalized, one-on-one care. He is involved with every step of your journey, from the consultation to your very last follow-up. We are pleased to provide a boutique experience for patients and take excellent care of you. If you’re in the NYC and Long Island area and you want to work with top cataract surgeon Dr. Kelly, we welcome you to contact us today.


How much does laser cataract surgery cost?

Is there any chance that the procedure could make me go blind?

How much does laser cataract surgery cost?

Laser cataract surgery costs $3,000 - $7,000 depending on your specific prescription.

Is there any chance that the procedure could make me go blind?

No, this is not a possibility. Dr. Kelly has performed countless laser cataract surgeries, and he has never had anyone go blind from the procedure.

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