Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
T. Hunter Newsom, MD developed the Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery™ technique for performing laser cataract surgery. True to our mission to remain at the forefront of ophthalmic care, Dr. Newsom has pioneered this innovative technique at the AAAHC accredited, Tampa Surgery Center. This vast experience sets Dr. Newsom apart from other surgeons and truly defines him as a pioneer on the subject.
A Blade Free Approach
Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery™ offers qualified patients the opportunity to experience cataract surgery without the use of bladed tools traditionally used to create the necessary surgical micro-incisions. Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery™ utilizes femtosecond laser technology for the creation of those same incisions. While the technology is still young, the promise of the laser lies in improved safety, increased precision, and reproducibility of results.
Dr. Newsom is now sharing his groundbreaking technique with his peers in the ophthalmology community. He has recently published educational materials documenting his technique through the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (www.aao.org) news and continuing education site, to over 15,000 ophthalmologists nationwide. He is also scheduled to speak at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (www.ascrs.org) in April. Newsom states, “The response to our technique has been overwhelming and we now have surgeons from around the country asking us how they can introduce laser cataract surgery in their own practices”. Newsom continues, “It’s encouraging to see that after two years of hard work perfecting this technology our efforts are being validated as the ophthalmology community at large takes an interest in our laser cataract procedure”. As a developer of this technique Newsom Eye welcomes any interest in cataract surgery that the advancement generates and is proud of their role in providing the ophthalmology community with a bladeless cataract surgery technique.
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As with any vision correcting surgical procedure there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Any patient interested in laser cataract surgery should seek the consult of a qualified surgeon to determine if the procedure is right for them.