The New Jersey Eye Center Ambulatory Surgery Center

The New Jersey Eye Center Ambulatory Surgery Center is the state’s first licensed outpatient cataract surgery center. We perform outpatient cataract surgery on-site, as well as surgery for glaucoma and laser surgery.

With the same high standards of safety and quality found in most hospitals, we provide surgery in a more comfortable and convenient environment. Our patients who have “same day” cataract surgery are usually only at our facility for about two hours—the surgery itself lasting only about ten minutes. Our surgery center is staffed with registered nurses, a board-certified anesthesiologist, physicians assistants who ensure a quality of care equal to or superior to a hospital setting.

The surgical techniques used at The New Jersey Eye Center are among the most advanced medical treatments available. Our cataract surgeons have been trained by famed, pioneer cataract surgeon, Joseph Dello Russo M.D. and they excel in the most advanced technology, refractive cataract surgery. Whatever the diagnosis of your eye disorder or condition, you can be rest asurred that you will receive the best care at the New Jersey Eye Center Ambulatory Care facility.

Our commitment to you continues after surgery as well. Our physicians realize that proper postoperative care is essential for you to get the most out of your surgery. The same caring staff, familiar with your eye’s condition before surgery, also provides your postoperative care. We monitor the health of your eye and the changes in your vision. We can even fit you with eyeglasses or contact lenses if you still need them after surgery.

Patients who have been diagnosed with cataracts will need to undergo cataract surgery in order to improve their eyesight.

Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States and has a very high success rate. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with cataracts, the eye doctors in the New Jersey Eye Center can help you, using our state-of-the-art surgical facility.

What is a Cataract
A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye that progressively leads to diminished vision. The condition most commonly occurs as a result of the aging process and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. When the cataract first forms, the vision loss may be undetectable; however, as the cataract grows larger more of the lens will be affected and the distortion will become greater.
Common Cataract Indications
Common indications of a cataract include blurry, clouded, or dim vision, sensitivity to light and glares, decreased ability to see well at night, the presence of halos around light sources, sensation that colors are faded or more yellow than before, and double vision.
How are my cataracts treated?
Once cataracts are diagnosed, our doctors may recommend that you undergo eye surgery. During the surgery, the clouded, damaged lens of your eye will be removed and replaced with an artificial plastic lens (IOL).
Intraocular Lenses
There are a wide variety of intraocular lenses that will be placed in your eye. Each offers a unique set of advantages to the patient. With the advanced IOL technologies available today, many patients find that they are able to see even better than before their surgery and, in some cases, without the need for glasses.
Our Facilities
New Jersey Eye Center has been helping patients throughout New Jersey correct cataracts for over four decades. Please view the images of our state–of-the-art facilities below:

Dr. James Dello Russo, Managing Director: “At The New Jersey Eye Center Ambulatory Surgery Center the patients seem more relaxed, there is less stress. There is a certain anxiety level for people who have to go to a hospital, particularly senior citizens. They don’t mind coming here. We are better equipped to handle cataract surgery than most hospitals because we specialize in that type of surgery. There is no logical or medical reason for someone in good health to go to a hospital for cataract surgery. You don’t need general anesthesia, the recovery is quick, the cost is much less, about half,—and the savings in anxiety are even greater. Insurance covers the cost of out-patient attract surgery, and for those who are uninsured, a convenient payment plan can be arranged.  We also provide local transportation for the day and the first post-op day following cataract surgery.”

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About Cataract Surgery

15 min

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure outside of a hospital that may take about 15 minutes. If both eyes are being treated for cataracts, the surgeries will be performed on separate occasions to allow the first eye to heal and return to normal vision before the second operation.

Ultrasonic

It is the most commonly preferred method to remove the clouded natural lens. The IOL is then implanted where the crystalline lens was originally positioned. After a short observation period, you will be able to return home with a friend or family member.

Instructions

During your preoperative exam, our cataract specialists will describe the entire surgery to you and give you specific instructions to follow before and after the surgery. The surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb your eye and keep you comfortable during the surgery. Using a specialized device, the eyelid will be lifted and held back to expose the eyeball.

Recovery

Most patients see an improvement in their vision immediately after surgery and are able to completely return to their normal routine within 24 hours

Testimonials
Happy Costumers

Barbara Stark

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I would not entrust my eyes to any other eye center than New Jersey Eye Center. The motivation of the doctors and their staff lies in the resolution of the problem, regardless of what it is. I appreciate that the doctors and the staff care as much about one patent as they do about another - regardless of how many famous and influential persons may be patients at any given time. So it was with no hesitation that I chose to have cataract surgery at the center in New Jersey. I flew in Jersey, stayed at the hotel nearby and left everything else to the doctors and the staff, who took the most amazing care of me! Everyone was attentive and so involved in my wellbeing - I could not have been in better hands anywhere in the world! I have heard 'stories" from others who have had terrible consequences from various procedures and this makes me sad - I knew I was in the best of hands with Dr. Alejandro Bevacqua, MD, who performed my surgery at the New Jersey Eye Center in Bergenfield. Yes, now, of course, I can see again, I can read again - isn't it amazing - easy as 1-2-3! No issues, no problems, no consequences - it is all about people who are the best at what they do and who care...... Thank you New Jersey Eye Center!!! In today's world this center is unequaled! Best, Barbara Stark

Joyce

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New Jersey Eye Center was recommended to me by a friend who had excellent results. I flew all the way from Florida to perform my cataract surgery here. I did both of my eyes and had a perfect vision the next day. New Jersey Eye Center has professional staff, who is caring and extremely professional.

Meet Our Doctors
Alejandro
Alejandro
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Bevacqua is an experienced cataract & refractive surgeon. In 1989, after a double major in Biology and Spanish, he graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton as a Bachelor of Science. He furthered his education by attending New York Medical College and graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1994. He went to Wilson Memorial Hospital where he completed an internship moving to Nassau County Medical Center / SUNY Stonybrook where he completed a residency program in ophthalmology.
Michael
Michael
Cataract Surgeon
Michael Su specializes in cataract surgery, corneal disease, refractive surgery, as well as comprehensive eye care. He has performed thousands of eye procedures and treats all manner of ocular disease. Dr. Su is on staff at Robert Wood University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
Contact Us

Cataract Surgery Center NJ

1 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfiedl NJ 07621
Phone: (201) 384-7333