CATARACT SURGERY AT NEWSOM EYE
Newsom Eye is the number one choice for helping those afflicted with cataracts in the Sebring, Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas. T. Hunter Newsom, MD is an expert cataract surgeon, having performed tens of thousands of procedures over the years. Newsom Eye is considered one of the best choices for cataract surgery. Dr. Newsom not only brings a wealth of experience, awards and research to the practice, he is also the inventor of Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract surgery technique adapting the Intralase Femtosecond Laser for use in cataract surgery.
How Do Cataracts Develop?
As people age, the lens of the eye can become hard and the muscles around the eye may struggle to mold the shape of the lens. As the lens hardens, the color of the lens may change from clear to brownish, decreasing the quality of vision and perception. This is a cataract.
The changing shape of the lens and changing color of the eye results in difficulty judging distances and focusing on near or intermediate objects. Bifocals or reading glasses are used to offset the limited focusing ability of your lens. Many patients do not notice this gradual loss of vision over the years. Symptoms frequently noted in patients with cataracts are a painless blurring of vision, glare or light sensitivity, poor night vision, needing brighter light to read, fading or yellowing of colors, and frequent changes in prescription with little improvement.
Am I Too Young for Cataracts?
With cataracts, the vision deteriorates gradually over a period of years as the lens hardens. Hardening of the lens may occur in your forties, but cataracts usually do not appear until you are in your sixties or even later. While the average age for cataract surgery is 65 to 75 years of age, cataracts can occur in ages from 30 to 64 as well. Naturally, the older a patient gets, the more prevalent the cataracts become. The presence of a cataract may not be significant in itself, but any loss of vision definitely is significant at any age.
Is There a Cure for Cataracts?
While there is no pill or vitamin that can reverse the aging that results in the hardening and discoloring of the eye lens, Newsom Eye can offer the safest and most successful cataract surgery as a cure for cataracts. The Newsom Eye team, led by world-renowned cataract surgeon, T. Hunter Newsom, MD, will remove the natural lens and replace it with a new, clear replacement lens called an intraocular lens or IOL. In the past, surgeons would remove the lens and prescribe glasses to focus the eye. Today, Dr. Newsom is able to insert an IOL inside the eye where the old lens or cataract was located. The new IOL will actually replace the need for glasses for focusing at distance, intermediate, and near vision.
Newsom Eye can help restore the quality of vision well into old age, with the top Cataract surgery services on the market today. All surgeries are performed in a clinically certified outpatient surgery center of the highest standards. Newsom Eye offers several technological options for replacement lenses that are second to none. The Newsom Eye team is one of the best in the world. Dr. Newsom is passionate about what he does. He studied IOLs and stays on top of the latest most cutting-edge technology available today. Contact Newsom Eye to learn more about cataracts, cataract surgery, and the possibility of drastically improving vision through cataract surgery.
Also, check out our Cataract FAQs for answers to other frequently asked questions about cataract surgery.