Cataract Surgery


 

Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye and are a common cause of decreased vision. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed. A thorough examination by one of our physicians can detect the presence of a cataract. If cataracts are present, surgery may be recommended.  To watch videos about cataract surgery with Dr. Scott Petermann, click here.

Aging and other factors commonly contribute to the formation of cataracts. Once cataracts are present, the only way to achieve clear vision again is through surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Scott Petermann and Dr. Wes Ross remove the natural lens and replace it with a lens implant that is designed to provide you with clearer vision.

LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery

LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery is an advanced alternative to traditional cataract surgery that is blade-free and laser-assisted.  LenSx® Cataract Surgery performs the same overall task as traditional cataract surgery – removing the old lens and replacing it with a new, clear lens.  The difference between traditional surgery and LenSx® is that LenSx® provides the surgeon with micron-level precision, accuracy and predictability using a laser instead of surgical blades.

The procedure is tailored to the surgeon’s specifications and delivers a remarkable degree of accuracy.  By creating the incisions and fragmenting the clouded lens with LenSx®, the surgeon creates a precise opening for the new lens to be optimally positioned.

View VideoDr. Petermann and Dr. Ross can use special lenses such as the ReSTOR® and Crystalens® to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. They can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence. SGEP’s board-certified ophthalmologists, Dr. Scott Petermann and Dr. Wes Ross, perform cataract surgery with LenSx® as an outpatient procedure at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.  Pre-op and post-op visits for South Georgia Eye Partners patients can be scheduled in Valdosta, Tifton and Douglas.  Our South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners patients can schedule their visits at our Madison location.   Traditional Cataract Surgery During traditional cataract surgery, the physician uses surgical blades to manually remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new lens for clearer vision. In conjunction with traditional surgery, just like with LenSx®,  Dr. Petermann and Dr. Ross can use special lenses such as the ReSTOR® and Crystalens® to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. He can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence. View Video

SGEP’s board-certified ophthalmologists, Dr. Scott Petermann and Dr. Wes Ross, perform traditional cataract surgery as an outpatient procedure at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta and Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.  Pre-op and post-op visits for South Georgia Eye Partners patients can be scheduled in Valdosta, Tifton and Douglas.  Our South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners patients can schedule their visits at our Madison location.

 

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