Laser Eye Surgery

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Laser Eye Surgery services offered in Flushing , Queens, NY

Laser eye surgery is a fast, safe, and convenient treatment for several common eye disorders. Fellowship-trained ophthalmologist Dr. Tu of New York Eye and Glaucoma Specialist PLLC: Yufei Tu, MD, in the Flushing district of Queens in New York City, is an expert in state-of-the-art laser eye surgery. Dr. Tu uses specialized laser techniques to treat problems like cataracts and glaucoma. Call Dr. Tu’s office or request an appointment online today to learn how you could benefit from his expertise in laser eye surgery.

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a minimally invasive approach to treating various sight problems. Instead of making an incision into your eyeball with a scalpel, Dr. Tu uses cutting-edge lasers that are far more accurate and cause considerably less tissue damage.

Lasers use focused light energy beams to incise tissue. Dr. Tu can plan the surgery in advance using the laser’s sophisticated imaging and planning applications.

Why might I need laser eye surgery?

You could benefit from laser eye surgery for several conditions, including:

Refractive vision problems

Common refractive problems include:

  • An eyeball that’s too long or short
  • A misshapen cornea
  • Aging changes in the lens

Refractive errors occur when the eye is abnormally shaped. 

Light passes through your lens and cornea, which focus that light on your retina at the back of your eye. If your eye is misshapen, incoming light can’t refract properly, so the images your optic nerves send to your brain appear blurry or unclear.

Refractive problems include:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Presbyopia (hardening of the eye’s lens)
  • Astigmatism (football-shaped cornea)

You can wear eyeglasses or contact lenses if you have blurry vision due to refractive errors. However, laser eye surgery offers a long-term solution by changing your cornea’s shape.


Microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) reduces pressure inside your eyeball caused by glaucoma. Dr. Tu can use several techniques, including shunting fluid outside the eye, improving the eye’s natural outflow, or reducing eye fluid production.


Cataracts are protein fragments that form a layer over your eye’s lens. Laser eye surgery breaks up the cataract so Dr. Tu can remove it. He can then implant a replacement lens, restoring clear vision.

What does laser eye surgery involve?

Most laser eye surgeries Dr. Tu performs are outpatient procedures, meaning no overnight hospital stay. The surgery takes place under a local anesthetic so that you won’t feel anything and have a sedative to keep you relaxed.

Before your surgery, Dr. Tu uses sophisticated technology to plan the operation in detail. The combination of careful planning and minimal tissue damage ensures your procedure is over quickly with little postsurgical pain.

After laser eye surgery, you might feel some soreness that’s usually controllable with over-the-counter medications. It’s important to follow Dr. Tu’s aftercare instructions and return for a follow-up assessment.

Call New York Eye and Glaucoma Specialist PLLC: Yufei Tu, MD, or request an appointment online today to learn how you could benefit from laser eye surgery.