Brighton Eye Associates: your neighborhood eye care experts

Dr. Millie Fell, ophthalmologist, of Brighton Eye Associates (2727 Ocean Parkway, 718-332-0444) personifies the type of doctor you want caring for your eyes.

An expert surgeon who specializes in the removal of cataracts and treating Macular Degeneration, the doctor teaches residents at New York University Medical Center, and is always on the cutting edge of the latest medical developments.

She has been a fixture in the Brighton Beach community for 20 years, and she plans to stay there. Yet, she is also on the verge of fulfilling a lifetime dream. This summer Dr. Fell will be opening a two-level 6,500 square-foot eye center on Kings Highway and East 21st Street, a facility that will be equipped with the latest advanced diagnostic equipment.

Dr. Fell, together with her colleague, Dr. Maayan Keshet, a highly trained ophthalmologist in the field of cataract,corneal and refractive surgery, will spend time in both offices, caring for patients. They are excited to be able to offer services of this caliber to the people of Brooklyn.

This compassionate surgeon values people, and takes pride in providing them with quality care. She says, “In a world of email and fast solutions, we listen to patients, educating and empowering them.”

Both Dr. Fell and Dr. Keshet are expert surgeons. Each has more than five years of specialized training beyond medical school. Much of Dr. Fell’s specialized training is in the field of medical retina. Many of their patients at Brighton Eye Associates suffer with diabetes, which affects the retina. Some suffer from Macular Degeneration, a disease which strikes later in life, says the doctor. “Some of the layers of the retina are destroyed by abnormal blood vessels or bleeding.” But there is good news.

“There is a new, revolutionary treatment,” says Dr. Fell. “Never in my lifetime did I think we would see it. There’s so much more we can do for patients now.”

Those who suffer with cataracts are also cared for with the latest techniques in the field. “The no-stitch surgery is painless, with a quick recovery,” says Dr. Fell. “We can now offer eligible patients new implants that correct astigmatism as well as allow them to see without glasses for distance and reading.”

Dr. Keshet supervises the cornea clinic and surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital. She specializes also in DSEAK, a partial transplant of the cornea. “The advantage is that recovery time is within a month, as opposed to a full year,” says Dr. Fell. “This is a very new procedure.” It’s cutting-edge medicine that they provide to patients.

Operations are done at an ambulatory facility in Brooklyn, which provides free transportation to and from the center on the day of surgery, the doctor says.

Brighton Eye Associates provides comprehensive care. Patients who begin to notice that their vision is “dull, blurred, or has changed” should come in for a thorough screening, she says. “We take care of patient’s every need,” whether it’s checking for retina damage, early diagnosis of glaucoma or fitting patients for new glasses.

Dr. Fell also takes pride in teaching her patients about their diseases.

You can check the new eye office’s progress by becoming a Facebook fan of Brighton Eye Associates. Additional information will be available soon at www.brightoneye.com.

Make an appointment with doctors who are passionate about their work. The hours are convenient for everyone: Mondays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All major insurance plans are accepted.

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