Free Cataract Surgery Offered In New Jersey For Those Patients Who Are Uninsured And In Need Of Treatment

East Hanover, New Jersey (PressExposure) October 20, 2009 -- On November 25, 2009, Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of EyeCare 20/20 in East Hanover, will perform FREE cataract surgery for those that are uninsured and can't afford to pay for the procedure during Vision Harvest 2009 at the River Drive Surgery and Laser Center of Elmwood Park, New Jersey. In 2008, the United Status Census Bureau reported, that there is an estimated 46.3 million Americans without health insurance. "With so much emphasis in the news discussing the current recession and those Americans who have been affected by unemployment and loss of health insurance, my colleagues and I believe it is the perfect time to give back to our community. We all agree no one should go without needed cataract surgery due to finances," said East Hanover ophthalmologist, Cary M. Silverman, M.D. who organized the event. "We want to make sure that any vision impaired person in New Jersey without insurance or financial resources learns about this remarkable program."

Over the next few weeks, Cary M. Silverman, M.D. will be evaluating prospective cataract patients in his East Hanover office and scheduling them for their free procedure. Eligible patients will have all eye examinations, testing, medications, and surgery provided to them free of charge.

If you know someone who is visually impaired and has financial need or if you would like more information about Vision Harvest 2009, please contact EyeCare 20/20 at 973-560-1500.

Cataracts are a progressive condition that cause the eye's lens to become cloudy, and eventually opaque leading to a progressive dimming of your vision. The exact cause of cataracts is unclear, but they occur in everyone as they age. Cataracts may be the result of a lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet rays, and other factors such as cigarette smoking, diet, and alcohol consumption. Cataracts can also occur at any age as a result of other causes such as eye injury, exposure to toxic substances or radiation, certain medications or as a result of other diseases such as diabetes.

Cataract surgery entails the removal of the clouded lens and its replacement with an artificial lens implant. Using a process called phacoemulsification, Dr. Silverman is able to effectively treat cataracts and restore clear vision.

About EyeCare 20/20

Located in East Hanover, NJ, EyeCare 20/20 provides ophthalmic care for the entire family whether it’s routine vision correction or surgical intervention. Under the direction of Cary Silverman, M.D., Medical Director, they serve patients from surrounding communities as well as those from other states nationwide. Dr. Silverman specializes in innovative LASIK vision correction, state-of-the-art refractive cataract surgery, as well as an array of other refractive surgery options for patients who are not candidates for LASIK. For more information, visit

About River Drive: Located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, River Drive Surgery and Laser Center was created as an ophthalmic ambulatory surgery facility dedicated to providing patients with excellence in eye care in a warm and caring environment. The center is designed as a facility which is planned and administered to render a safe, comfortable, effective environment for patients and personnel, and to give assistance to the medical staff in meeting certain restorative health needs of patients without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 20, 2009 at 10:10 am
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