From major and minor eye surgery to routine eye exams for the detection and prevention of eye disease.
Adult , Pediatric and Geriatric Ophthalmology .
Emergencies are handled in a timely manner.
Aside from Cataract Surgery, LASIK and glaucoma treatment, here are some of the services we offer:
A routine eye exam for the detection and prevention of ocular disease includes:
Extensive medical history
Tests for binocula vision and color vision
Tonometry to screen for glaucoma
External examination of the eye and lids
Slit lamp bimicroscopy to detect cataracts
and corneal disease
Muscle balance evaluation to determine ocular alignment
Vitreous examination for floaters
Retinal examination for detection of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy and a myriad of other
Bimicroscopy of the optic nerve which is especially useful in detecting glaucoma
to determine eyeglass prescriptions for nearsightedness(myopia), farsightedness(hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Contact Lens Fitting
daily and extended wear soft lenses, rigid gas permeable, multifocal and toric lenses for astigmatism
Glaucoma detection and management
Eyelid Conditions such as Blepharitis and Chalazions
Corneal Diseases suchs as Fuch's Dystrophy and Recurrent Corneal Erosions
Dry Eye Treatment including Lacrimal Plugs and Restasis
Retinal Diseases including Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment
Diabetic Eye Exams
Strabismus and Eye Muscle Disorders
Emergency Evaluation and Treatment of Eye Injuries
Pediatric Ophthalmology including detection and treatment of amblyopia
Lasik and PRK LaserVision Correction performed in our Allegretto Wave IQ Laser Suite
Glaucoma Surgery including SLT Laser and Trabeculectomy
Eye Plastic & Recontructive Surgery including Blepharoplasty
Eye Muscle Surgery
Yag Laser Posterior Capsulotomy for Secondary Cataracts
Laser Iridotomy for Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Intraocular Eye Surgery performed in our outpatient surgical center Saddle River Valley Surgical Center
Minor eye surgery performed in a minor surgery treatment room in Liva Eye Center
The cornea is the
outer layer of the eye. If disease
or trauma damage the cornea, vision can be severely
impaired. Fortunately, corneal transplantation
is a surgery that can help. By obtained corneal
tissue from an organ donor, Dr. Liva can remove
the damaged tissue and replace it.
We can measure your
refractive error in our office
and help determine what an appropriate eyeglass
or contact lens prescription is for you. We can
also help with the fitting of new contact lenses.
We offer a wide range of glasses and contact lenses.
Contact lens options include: soft, gas permeable,
toric, bifocal, and colored lenses.
A cataract is a clouding that occurs on the lens of the
eye-- usually as a natural part of the aging process.
Cataracts are a major cause of vision loss in
the United States. Most people will eventually
experience some cataract formation as they age. The good news is that cataract surgery
is a highly effective way to restore vision impaired
In an eye without
cataracts, light passes first
through the clear lens before being focused on
the retina (nerve cells at the back of the eye).
The image formed on the retina is then transmitted
to the brain. Cataracts interfere with this normal
visual process. Cataracts make the lens of eye
cloudy, so light does not focus on the retina
properly. The result is hazy, milky, or distorted
Dr. Liva performs cataract surgery with an
advanced technique called phacoemulsification.
technique, ultrasound is used to break up the
cataractous lens first into segments. The fragments are vacumned
out through a tiny incision. Dr. Liva then implants
the highest quality intraocular lenses (clear
artificial lenses) available through a tiny (2.4
The incision made in cataract surgery heals on its own, usually without requiring any stitches. A stitch may be placed if it is determined that the wound may not be water tight. Anesthetic eye drops keeps you comfortable during the procedure. We have a Board Certified Anesthesiologist monitor your condition and keep you comfortable the entire time. Intravenous sedation is administered as necessary.
There has never been a better time to have cataract surgery. Recent advances have made the procedure safer, more effective, more comfortable with the additional benefit of faster visual recovery.