Cataract, Cornea & Anterior Segment Surgery

3Problems with the front or anterior segment of the eye can be both annoying and, occasionally, painful. NuHealth’s specialists in cataracts, cornea and anterior segment surgery restore clarity to aging, affected eyes and provide relief from visual distortion and other symptoms. They also help repair damaged corneas and other structures of the outer eye.


A cataract occurs when a portion of the eye’s lens becomes hardened and cloudy, causing blurred or dulled vision, sensitivity to glare and/or ghost images. Cataracts can develop from normal aging, from an eye injury, from previous eye surgery or if you have taken certain medications. If a cataract interferes with activities of daily living, surgery may be needed. The ophthalmologists at Nassau University Medical Center have performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries and will help determine the best course of action for you.

Corneal and Anterior Segment Diseases

These diseases and conditions affect the cornea (the transparent outer coating of the eyeball), the anterior chamber of the eye (containing the iris and lens), conjunctiva and eyelids.  In addition to cataracts, problems addressed by NuHealth’s ophthalmologists include:

  • Corneal abrasions and tears
  • Corneal allergies, infections and irregularities
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dry eye and tear disorders
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Fuch’s Dystrophy
  • Keratoconus
  • Pterygium


Clinical Staff
Marcelle M. Morcos, MD (Chair)
Caroline Alexander, MD
Alexander Hatsis, MD
Henry Perry, MD
John Pilavas, MD