Michael Sayegh, MD
Bernadette McDougall, MD

Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons
21 Laurel Avenue, Suite 2020
Cornwall, New York 12518

(800) 417-2169

Dr. Michael Sayegh

Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Hudson Valley and the surrounding area

Michael Sayegh, MD, and Bernadette McDougall, MD, are highly skilled, board-certified ophthalmologists who comprise the medical team of Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons. They specialize in vision correction procedures, including LASIK, and are proud to offer advanced techniques and technologies to ensure that patients receive the best care available. Due to their expertise and outstanding surgical record, the surgeons have earned a reputation for excellence throughout the Hudson Valley.

Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons utilize the latest technologies in vision correction.

In addition to LASIK eye surgery, the surgical team of Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons offers PRK, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration treatment, diabetic retinopathy treatment and clear lens surgery or RLE (refractive lens exchange). Similar to cataract surgery, during RLE the surgeon extracts the patient's natural lens and replaces it with an IOL. Clear lens surgery is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia. It can eliminate the need for bifocal eyeglasses, reading glasses or contact lenses.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sayegh or Dr. McDougall and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons at (800) 417-2169.

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More About Vision Correction at Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons

Drs. Sayegh and McDougall specialize in conventional and CustomVue LASIK eye surgery. They combine a range of leading-edge technologies with their expertise and unsurpassed surgical skills to help patients obtain optimal vision outcomes. Most patients who undergo vision correction at Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons are able to achieve remarkable results and greatly reduce their dependency on traditional eyewear. LASIK eye surgery can be used to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

To perform LASIK eye surgery, Drs. Sayegh and McDougall first numb the patient's eye with anesthetic eye drops for maximum comfort. Next, they use a microkeratome to create the corneal flap, which is gently lifted back to expose the underlying corneal tissue. Following flap creation, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea, thereby eliminating even the smallest vision flaws. The flap is then placed back into its original position to aid in healing. LASIK eye surgery takes a few minutes and most patients are able to experience better vision the following day.

For patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK, Drs. Sayegh and McDougall also offer alternative treatment options, including RLE with intraocular lens implants (IOLs) and PRK; the latter does not involve the creation of the corneal flap required for LASIK.

More About the Surgeons of Cataract and Laser Eye Surgeons

Michael Sayegh, MD, completed an undergraduate degree at Fordham University in New York City, and a medical degree and ophthalmology residency at State University of New York Downstate (SUNY) in Brooklyn. He formerly served as Director of Anterior Segment Surgery at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, and is the President and Medical Director of Eastern Orange Ambulatory Surgery Center in Cornwall, New York. Dr. Sayegh specializes in custom cataract surgery and clear lens surgery.

Bernadette McDougall, MD, earned an undergraduate degree from Marymount College and a medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine. She then completed an Internal Medicine Internship at New York Medical College and an ophthalmology residency at New York University, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. McDougall is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Medical Society of New York State and the American Medical Association.

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