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Eye Surgery

Hilla Steinberg, MD -  - Ophthalmologist Surgeon

Hilla Steinberg, MD

Ophthalmologist Surgeon & Aesthetic Injector and Certified Laser Specialist & Aesthetic Center located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Whether for vision correction or treatment for an eye disorder, you want the best care possible when you need eye surgery. Hilla Steinberg, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. She’s an experienced surgeon who performs eye surgery at the world-renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She performs cataract and glaucoma surgeries and laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Call Dr. Steinberg’s office or go online to schedule an eye surgery consultation today.

Eye Surgery

What is eye surgery?

Eye surgery treats conditions that affect the eye, including vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma. Dr. Steinberg is a highly experienced board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in eye surgery and providing the finest surgical care.

Dr. Steinberg has privileges to perform eye surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She does some minor eye procedures in her office’s dedicated surgical suite.

What kinds of eye surgery are there?

Dr. Steinberg offers eye surgery to correct vision and treat eye disorders. Some of the eye surgeries she performs include:

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is a common procedure. A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens. This clouding tends to happen slowly over time, restricting your vision. When corrective eyewear no longer gives you clear vision, you need cataract surgery.

During the procedure, Dr. Steinberg removes your clouded lens and replaces it with a new artificial intraocular lens (IOL), immediately improving your vision.

Glaucoma surgery

Glaucoma is optic nerve damage caused by increased inner eye pressure. In most cases, Dr. Steinberg treats glaucoma with medications.

But in some situations, glaucoma surgery is needed. Dr. Steinberg uses laser or traditional glaucoma surgery to reduce pressure in the eye.

During these procedures, she’ll make a hole to improve drainage of the eye fluid — called aqueous humor — remove some of the fluid, or place a tube in the eye to drain the excess fluid.

Pterygium treatment

Pterygium is a benign (noncancerous) growth that develops on the lining of the white part of your eye — the conjunctiva. It grows into the cornea and can cause dry eyes, inflammation, or block your vision.

Dr. Steinberg can treat your pterygium symptoms with artificial tears, but surgery is the only way to remove the growth. She can remove the growth along with the tissue covering the white part of your eye or by doing amniotic membrane transplantation.

During amniotic membrane transplantation, Dr. Steinberg removes the growth and uses an amniotic graft — from the innermost part of the placenta — to promote healing. This procedure lowers the risk of a pterygium returning.


During LASIK surgery, Dr. Steinberg uses a laser tool to reshape your cornea and correct your vision problem. It can eliminate or significantly reduce your dependence on corrective lenses (glasses or contacts).

What can I expect after eye surgery?

What happens after your eye surgery will depend on which surgery was performed. Dr. Steinberg will provide you with specific instructions about caring for your eyes during the healing process and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

You can expect some downtime following eye surgery. How long you’ll be down varies from a few days to a week or more, depending on the surgery you had.

To discuss eye surgery with an expert, call the office of Hilla Steinberg MD PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.