June: Cataract Awareness Month
June is Cataract Awareness Month, and South Georgia Eye Partners is committed to keeping our patients educated about early detection, treatment and available corrective surgeries. Most people over 65 have some degree of cataract development. A cataract is the gradual clouding of the natural lens that is inside your eye. In order for the eye to work properly, it needs a clear lens to focus light on the retina.
Cataracts, the leading cause of preventable blindness, develop when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy which impairs vision. Surgery to remove the old lens and replace it with a new, clear lens is an effective method for improving poor eyesight due to cataract development.
South Georgia Eye Partners’ own Dr. Scott Petermann now performs LenSx® – a blade-free, laser-assisted cataract surgery.
This new technology is an advanced alternative to traditional cataract surgery, which utilizes surgical blades. LenSx® provides the surgeon with micron-level precision and improved predictability. 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.
SGEP performs 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. To learn more, click here.
South Georgia Eye Partners – with locations in Valdosta, Tifton & Douglas – specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and a Dry Eye Clinic. SGEP also has an Optical Shop fully stocked with designer frames and sunglasses to fit your style and personality. To make an appointment with one of SGEP’s physicians or to find our locations and hours, click here