Dry Eye / Ocular Surface Treatment:
Dr. Safran has written and lectured extensively on ocular surface issues including blepharitis, dry eye, conjunctivochalasis and allergy and has developed new techniques for dealing with some of these problems. He has great expertise in dealing with Demodex related blepharitis and ocular surface issues and receives referrals from patients and other doctors from all over the United States to diagnose and manage these problems.
Dr. Safran has developed a new radiofrequency technique for the surgical treatment of Conjunctivochalasis (excess redundant conjunctiva overhanging the lid). This common problem can cause tearing, foreign body sensation "red eyes" and difficulty reading and is often overlooked by eye care professionals. A simple in office surgical treatment with the Ellman Radiofrequency surgical device in Dr. Safran's hands can reduce or eliminate Conjunctivochalasis in many cases improving patient comfort.
Diabetic Eye Treatments:
Diabetics present with a wide range of eye problems from ocular surface issues to retinopathy and Dr. Safran is uniquely qualified to diagnose, manage and treat the full spectrum of these problems in an integrated manner. He has the latest diagnostic and therapeutic lasers available for his patients and can integrate care with other specialists when required.
Laser Vision Correction:
Dr. Safran has been performing Lasik and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) for over 20 years and has a special interest in advanced surface ablation of the cornea using the Excimer Laser. He integrates ocular surface management into the strategy of improving healing time, comfort and outcomes for surface ablation to offer the safest possible choice in laser vision correction.
Our practice features state-of-the-art technology for the following services and procedures:
Dr. Safran was the first surgeon in Mercer County to perform no-stitch, no-patch cataract surgery with no needles (eyedrops-only anesthesia).
Dr. Safran is "the premium lens expert": He has great expertise in dealing with all of the latest lens implants and can help patients choose the right surgery and implant to fit their personal needs. Dr. Safran offers all currently available premium intraocular lenses including AMO Symfony and Toric, Crystalens, Trulign, Restor, Tecnis Multifocal, Tecnis Toric, implants in his practice.
Patients and doctors from all over the United States and International seek his advice in dealing with cataract related problems and issues.
Dr. Safran is also a well- known lecturer on the subject of premium lenses and complicated surgery.
Dr. Safran has one of the first infrared biometry devices for determining the implant power in cataract surgery with unprecedented accuracy.
The office is a designated Crystalens "Center for Excellence."
Repair of Intraocular Lens related problems:
Dr. Safran receives referrals from surgeons all over the country seeking his expertise in handling lens implant related problems. He has pioneered techniques in lens exchange, lens repositioning, complicated cataract surgery, iris repair and complications management.
Cornea Transplant Surgery:
Endothelial Replacement (DSAEK) and Endothelial sparing stromal replacement (DALK) procedures. He uses the latest digital video eye imaging equipment for patient education and was one of the first surgeons in the state performing “no stitch” cornea transplant surgery ( DMEK and DSAEK ).
Glaucoma Treatment & Surgery:
Dr. Safran is an approved Glaukos iStent surgeon. He also performs Trabeculectomy and Tube Shunt surgery for patients with more advanced glaucoma and has great expertise in incorporating glaucoma surgery to suit the needs of patients with cataract and cornea problems.
Laser Glaucoma Treatment done in office including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Laser iridotomy and iridoplasty .
Dr. Safran's office has one of New Jersey’s first high-definition optical coherence Tomography Laser systems for early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and retina problems.
Laser Eyelid Surgery:
Dr. Safran offers a variety of lid procedures including blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, ectropion and entropion repair many of which can be done in the office. He utilizes the latest Carbon Dioxide incisional lasers for lid work that minimize bruising and down time and help give more exacting results. He has pioneered new methods of radiofrequency surgery in the management of eyelid related disorders.
Repair and Restore your Skin:
As a person ages, their collagen production begins to decline which leads to the breakdown of the skin’s underlying support structure. Daily exposure to UV rays and other environmental elements can cause the skin to become discolored and premature wrinkles may emerge. Treatments with the Cortex laser system will reduce wrinkles and rhytides due to the breakdown of collagen. The skin will have a smoother, tighter texture and pigmentation problems will begin to diminish.
With the latest Fractional CO2 and Erbium Lasers done in the office using the Sandstone Cortex Laser. This can be combined with Laser Eyelid surgery to achieve functional and cosmetic rejuvenation.