Richard Margolies M.D. is a board certified Ophthalmologist primarily skilled in cataract surgery as well as other ophthalmic procedures. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The Florida Society of Ophthalmology and former President of The Palm Beach Society of Ophthalmology.
He specializes in Laser Cataract surgery using the latest technology and advanced multifocal, toric, aspheric, and panoptix Lens implants. He also treats a myriad of ocular disorders such as glaucoma, eye emergencies, dry eye, blepharitis and infections.
Dr. Margolies has been practicing in the Palm Beach Gardens area for over thirty years and helped thousands of patients preserve, regain and enhance their eyesight. He has developed a passion for helping people in our community at an early age from his father and grandfather who were also physicians and he is recognized as a “Top Doctors in Palm Beach County”.
Dr.Margolies is committed to all his patients preserving their eyesight through the latest use of cutting edge technology and advanced surgical techniques.
Contact Dr.Margolies or one of his highly trained professional team members and see the difference today.
Dr Margolies is a graduate of Brown University in Providence RI.
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Northwestern University of Medicine, (Residency), Chicago, IL
Dr. Margolies' attention to detail means you will receive the most comprehensive eye exam possible. This allows him to detect any signs of diseases or abnormalities early on. While he will check to see if vision correction is needed, he also checks for signs of glaucoma, cataracts, and other causes of vision interruption.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Looking through a cloudy lens is like trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window.
Clouding of the lens is a normal part of aging. About half of Americans older than 65 have some degree of clouding of the lens. After age 75, as many as 70 percent of Americans have cataracts that are significant enough to impair their vision. Cataracts can also be caused by diabetes, certain medications- such as steroids or trauma.
Dr. Margolies can diagnose and make treatment recommendations. We utilize the most advanced lenses as well as the femtosecond laser to assist with the procedure. Cataract Surgery is a safe outpatient procedure that replaces the clouded lens inside the eye with a permanent replacement lens that can remove the need for glasses altogether. There are no stitches, patches, or injections involved. Most patients who have the procedure, can return to almost immediately to all but the most strenuous activities. Provided they have periodic visits to ensure proper healing.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.
Dr. Margolies can help with the treatment options ranging from pharmaceutical approaches to laser surgery.
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In some cases, blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. The blood vessels may leak blood and cause a retinal detachment.
If you have Diabetic Retinopathy, at first you may not notice changes to your vision. But over time, Diabetic Retinopathy can get worse and cause vision loss. Diabetic Retinopathy usually affects both eyes.
Dr. Margolies will pinpoint and treat the blood vessels damaged by diabetes.
Alcon, the global leader in eye care, introduces the FDA-approved AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL), the first and only trifocal lens for U.S. patients undergoing cataract surgery. PanOptix is clinically shown to deliver an exceptional combination of near, intermediate, and distance vision while significantly reducing the need for glasses after surgery.
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