Welcome to Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates

Marina Glatman, M.D.

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Dr. Marina Glatman received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College where she pursued a double major in Biology and French language. Before starting medical school, Dr. Glatman was involved in research on Alzheimer’s disease at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She obtained her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine and completed Ophthalmology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center. She was involved in ophthalmology research and has presented nationally.

Dr. Glatman is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon, who also provides comprehensive eye care. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and macular disease, as well as oculoplastic surgery (surgery of the eyelids and structures surrounding the eye to enhance vision, improve discomfort, and improve appearance).

Maryellen wore glasses for 53 years before meeting Dr. Glatman. She was having a difficult time reading prior to cataract surgery. In fact, she found herself reaching for a magnifier for many of her daily tasks. “I couldn’t read any fine print anymore—even with my glasses. Trying to read receipts in restaurants or price tags was difficult. It was horrible! My eyes were tired all the time because I was straining.”
 
To her surprise, her vision improved the morning after cataract surgery with Dr. Glatman. “She’s been wonderful,” Maryellen remarked. “The next morning I was watching TV with my glasses on as usual and had to flip up my glasses so I could read the print at the bottom of the TV screen. It was amazing! It’s definitely an adjustment—but a good one. I was used to wearing glasses for distance all those years. I keep reaching for my glasses on my head or the tip of my nose, but don’t need them anymore.”
 
She explains her current vision: “It’s just a pleasure to be able to read again—I love doing the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle. I’m a big reader. I always have a magazine, book, or Kindle in my hands. I feel like I can read again!” Reflecting on her new and improved vision she realized, “Life is a lot easier when you can read—I was always asking my daughter to read the receipts to me, or would use a magnifier to look at medicine bottles to read the small print. It’s scary not being able to see.”
 
She’s already told all her friends about her experience, “It was so easy, it doesn’t hurt, there’s no downtime really, and the next day you can see!”
Maryellen SullivanCataract Surgery

“Dr. Glatman is the best. I would highly recommend her. Seeing, driving, and reading are greatly improved.”

George ContiBlepharoplasty

“To all that helped, thank you all for a job well done. I am 100% satisfied with my surgery and my sight. Unbelievable, fantastic! God Bless the hands that took care of my eye. It is a blessing to give back sight. My most sincere appreciation to Dr. Glatman and staff.”

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“I felt confident in her skills.”
 
Prior to meeting with Dr. Glatman, Richard found himself having to turn his head more to truly see his surroundings. Due to his limited vision, he embarked on an extensive evaluation. Dr. Glatman, who Richard describes as “knowledgeable and skilled,” made him feel more comfortable during this visit by providing a thorough explanation of the eyelid condition that was affecting his vision and type of surgery he could undergo to improve it.
 
Having been through the entire process, he has encouraging words for those who may need to consider Blepharoplasty: “It was not painful or debilitating.” Following the procedure, he “immediately” noticed that his vision was “much improved.” Reflecting on his new vision, Richard explains, “The difference between the before and after was dramatic. I feel more alert. I feel more confident driving now that I can see better.”
Richard McCoidBlepharoplasty

“To all that helped, thank you all for a job well done. I am 100% satisfied with my surgery and my sight. Unbelievable, fantastic! God Bless the hands that took care of my eye. It is a blessing to give back sight. My most sincere appreciation to Dr. Glatman and staff.”

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During her yearly exam Roseann explained that she was experiencing decreased vision, both near and far. Her eyelids were getting in the way of enjoying daily tasks. She recalls, “My vision bothered me for well over a year before the procedure.”
 
Throughout the course of her consultation with Dr. Glatman, Roseann learned that she was a candidate for Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. She recalls that the first meeting with Dr. Glatman set her at ease. “I like Dr. Glatman. She’s very nice, very kind, and very professional. I would recommend her in a minute.”
 
A passion for reading gave Roseann an incentive to schedule the procedure. “I love to read, that is my pastime—If I’m not reading at home I’m reading at the beach. It’s the joy of retirement. I never thought I would have the time. I had the procedure to improve my vision while reading.”
 
“It was getting to the point where I felt like I had to use tape to hold my eyes open. Before the procedure I fell asleep more easily because my eyes were so downcast. My friends would often joke with me, ‘Wake up!’ and I would say, ‘I AM awake!’ They were also pleased with the results.”
 
“Now, I can read for a more lengthy period of time because I don’t feel that heaviness over my eyes anymore.”
 
Three months after the procedure, Roseann explains, “The procedure helped me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.”
Roseann HollandBlepharoplasty

“Dr. Glatman has been wonderful. The next morning I was watching TV with my glasses on as usual and had to flip up my glasses so I could read the print at the bottom of the TV screen. It was amazing! It’s definitely an adjustment—but a good one. I was used to wearing glasses for distance all those years. I keep reaching for my glasses on my head or the tip of my nose, but don’t need them anymore.”

Maryellen SullivanCataract Surgery

Mr. Conti met with Dr. Glatman for a “very thorough and complete” evaluation regarding his eyelid condition. He opted to pursue bilateral eyelid surgery. Mr. Conti found the procedure itself to be “painless” and happily reports that his vision is “100% better” following the blepharoplasty procedure.

“Dr. Glatman is the best. I would highly recommend her. Seeing, driving, and reading are greatly improved.”

George ContiBlepharoplasty

“It’s a blessing that I can now drive and see.”

“My vision issues started with reading, then distance started going too. It got to the point that my prescription glasses weren’t doing the job,” Bernard explained, “It was terrible—I was still seeing blurred and couldn’t see street signs.”

Bernard met with Dr. Glatman to schedule cataract surgery. “She is such a nice and sweet doctor. It was a good experience.”

Regarding his decision to move forward with cataract surgery, Bernard explained the decision had to be made. “I had no choice. I would have to give up driving. From a distance, I couldn’t see the traffic lights.”

After cataract surgery he is very enthusiastic for a number of reasons. “I have 20/20 vision now. It’s like a miracle. The gift of sight is a miraculous thing. For the first time in 13 years I can look out my window facing the ocean and see the tiniest ship. To see again is really wonderful. I’m thrilled that I can see so well. This experience turned out better than I ever could have imagined.”

He was also struck by the friendly atmosphere at Del Negro & Senft: “The staff is a good team—it seems like they are all doing their job and getting along and smiling. I have nothing but high praise for them.”

This experience has also taught him that old habits die hard. “I go to put my glasses on sometimes and I think to myself, ‘What am I doing?’ because I don’t need them for distance anymore!”

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Julius recently underwent blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) with Dr. Glatman. Prior to surgery he went through a comprehensive evaluation, which included a series of tests and discussions. Julius recalls Dr. Glatman explaining exactly what was going to take place so there would be no surprises at any point in the process.

Regarding his vision he explains, “It happened gradually. My vision kept getting worse. My one eye kept on closing and I had a hard time seeing the periphery.” Looking back he mused, “It happened so gradually that I didn’t realize. I just thought that old age was setting in.” Before the procedure he experienced frustration. “My eyes felt tired even though I wasn’t tired. The heaviness of the eyelids made me feel this way. It started to be a pain. I had to concentrate and strain to keep my eyes open. That’s how bad it got. I was at a point that I wanted to do something. It was time.”

After the procedure, Julius noticed a positive difference in his balance and stability during his weekly yoga sessions. He didn’t realize until getting back to the gym that the excess tissue on his upper lids made it difficult to maintain balance during his workouts prior to surgery. He further explains that even in low-light conditions he is able to see better.

“A day after the procedure I noticed a difference even though I was swollen.” During his follow-up Dr. Glatman explained that by removing the excess tissue, it brought his vision back. “Watching TV is now clearer, I don’t have to strain anymore. When I’m reading it’s now easier. All around I noticed an improvement.” Looking back on his experience he explains, “I would recommend to get it done if anyone has a similar problem. No pain was involved.”

With comments like, “I didn’t know you had blue eyes!” all his friends noticed his physical transformation. He was also shocked during his post-op appointment to see the before and after pictures side by side. “I looked like I was sleeping before, just amazing!”

Julius CipollettiEyelid Surgery
“I was very anxious about my last visit and laser procedure. Dr. Glatman made me feel comfortable through her explanation concerning the details. Thank you. I am grateful.”
Arlene OswaldLaser Procedure
During her annual exam, Cynthia expressed concern that she was having difficulty driving on highways and could not determine if vehicles were trying to pass her on the left. It was recommended she follow up with Dr. Glatman for an evaluation. Further testing revealed that the excess skin on her lids was interfering with her line of vision.
 
Dr. Glatman reviewed all her options. Cynthia scheduled the Blepharoplasty procedure after reflecting on how her declining vision prevented her from doing the things that she enjoyed and/or wanted to accomplish on a daily basis. “I am the head of my household and needed to drive. I was not able to go on trips of any kind due to my vision problems. My peripheral vision was bad in my left eye which made highway driving impossible.”
 
About two weeks after the procedure Cynthia began to notice a difference in her vision. She explains, “I am a new person . . . I can see again. I just took a trip to North Carolina and did great.” She now takes the Parkway to visit her daughter, which she avoided doing before she had the surgery. “I feel whole again and sure of myself, especially when driving.”
 
According to Cynthia, Dr. Glatman went over and above and was very thorough. She reports, “I will continue to recommend Dr. Glatman.”
Cynthia HarrisBlepharoplasty