Newsom Eye offers Customized Cataract Surgery to provide patients with the best technology and lens options available. During your presurgical cataract evaluation, Dr. Newsom and his experienced staff will review the standard and customized cataract lens options to help each patient determine what best suits their specific visual needs and lifestyle. Standard cataract surgery using monofocal implants may help to correct distance vision, but glasses will likely be needed for near and intermediate vision. The choice of a customized lens, combined with the expertise of our Newsom Eye Cataract surgeons, may reduce or possibly eliminate the need for glasses and bifocals. With the surgical techniques available at Newsom Eye, your results can be adjusted if necessary after surgery to further customize your lens.
Newsom Eye offers a detailed process for the treatment of cataracts. Cataract surgery starts with topical drop anesthesia, and then ultrasound is used to soften the natural lens that has become cloudy. The softened lens is gently suctioned out through a small incision, and then a lens implant is inserted through that same incision. The choice of a customized lens, combined with the expertise at Newsom Eye, may reduce or possibly eliminate the need for glasses and bifocals for cataract patients. With the surgical techniques available at Newsom Eye, your results can be adjusted after surgery to further customize your lens.
Customized Cataract Lenses
Newsom Eye offers a wide range of customized cataract lenses. Customized cataract surgery can give patients the ability to see in the distance, intermediate and even up close, with little to no dependency on reading glasses or bifocals. Most patients that choose customized cataract lenses can do most things, most of the time without glasses. However, reading glasses may be required to see the fine print, such as the back of a medicine bottle or in a dark setting.
Newsom Eye is involved in multiple FDA studies. They played a large part in the creation of the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), the first intraocular lens (IOL) that allows for adjustments after cataract surgery using light. This is the first and only FDA-approved IOL of this nature. Newsom Eye was a principal investigator in the LAL study.