Last updated 8 months ago
The technology for cataract surgery has evolved significantly in recent years so that it holds a lower risk for patients while yielding more favorable results. At Newsom Eye, we have revolutionized cataract surgery with a bladeless laser technique that presents quick recovery with no pain. Dr. Newsom invented the laser surgery technique for cataract surgery, and he has performed the procedure thousands of times with great success.
Find out more about cataract surgery and how it can benefit you by scheduling an appointment at Newsom Eye. Contact us online or call (888) 380-5289 for a closer look at our cataract removal procedures.
Last updated 9 months ago
Cataract surgery and bone fractures may not appear to have much in common, but the two can actually be associated when one considers the population most affected by cataracts. Typically, cataracts develop in aging eyes, so they are not often diagnosed in patients under the age of 60. Individuals in this elderly population are at a higher risk for falls, which are actually a leading cause of hospitalization for senior citizens. Fractures are likely to occur during impactful falls, and this is especially true if a person’s vision has been impaired by the presence of a cataract.
The effects of poor vision
Blurry, unclear vision is not a side effect of aging that one simply must live with. Although cataracts are common among older individuals, they are by no means untreatable. Still, those living with cataracts may not realize that treatment is available or they may experience such gradual changes to their vision that treatment is not sought. Cataracts develop relatively slowly and get bigger over time, so it is possible for the eyes to gradually adjust to worsening vision quality. The result of this can be unintentional injury and decreased mental alertness.
When surgery makes an impact
With modern bladeless techniques for cataract surgery, cataract removal is an accessible option that should be considered by all patients with cataracts. Clearer vision is a benefit that anyone can enjoy, but it is particularly advantageous for individuals in the 70 to 80 age range. This is the portion of the population who showed the most improvement in hip fracture rates after receiving cataract surgery.
If you want to learn more about how cataract surgery can improve your life, schedule an appointment with Newsom Eye. We will work with you to give you clearer vision that lasts a lifetime. Visit us online or call (888) 380-5289 to learn more about our services.
Last updated 9 months ago
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Last updated 9 months ago
Many people have heard of macular degeneration, but they may not be aware that their symptoms could indicate another problem known as macular pucker. This condition results from the development of scar tissue on the macula of the eye due to age-related internal trauma.
Because the macula is the part of the retina responsible for clear, central vision, macular pucker can cause a noticeable loss in visual acuity. Fortunately, the condition can be treated with corrective lenses, or in severe cases, with laser retinal surgery that smooths out the macula and relieves the tension that caused the scarring in the first place.
If you have noticed that your vision seems blurry, distorted, or cloudy, be sure to visit an ophthalmologist for diagnostic testing. Call (888) 380-5289 to schedule an appointment with Newsom Eye, Tampa’s trusted center for surgical eye care.
Last updated 10 months ago
As an alternative to corrective eyewear, LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea to correct refractive disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At Newsom Eye, we use the follow laser technologies to provide accurate and efficient surgical eye care:
Before LASIK surgery can be performed, the cornea must be exposed by cutting away a flap in its exterior. While this step was traditionally performed using a metal blade, the technique was unreliable and subject to human error. IntraLase, on the other hands, uses a laser to create a series of microscopic bubbles in a precise section of the cornea that enable the flap to be smoothly lifted away. The entire process takes only 15 to 20 seconds for each eye and has a minimal risk of complications due to its precision.
ALLEGRETTO WAVE Laser
The ALLEGRETTO WAVE laser provides custom eye surgery by measuring the exact causes of your visual difficulties and correcting them using eye-tracking technology for maximum accuracy. Using wavefront-guided technology, the laser first measures the amount of light that travels through your eye and reflects off of your retina to determine your specific anatomical irregularities. It then determines how to correct the issues, and using PerfectPulse Technology to emit exactly the right level of energy, reworks the cornea while following eye movements at a rate of 200 times per second. This provides unparalleled control and results in more 20/20 vision outcomes than any other vision-correcting technology.
To learn more about how LASIK surgery can help you gain clearer vision, call Newsom Eye at (813) 908-2020. We are dedicated to providing Tampa residents with top-quality surgical eye care to remedy refractive disorders, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and other ocular conditions.