Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center Offers State-of-the-Art Technology for Cataract Surgery
Sometime after age 50, most of us are likely to hear our eye doctor say, “You have cataracts.” Most cataracts are associated with the aging process and are common among older Americans. In fact, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI), 68 percent of Americans 80 and older had cataracts in 2010. The Ophthalmologists at Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center are working to avoid vision problems for their patients.
Judith L. Bradley, MD
Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center
Judith L. Bradley, MD, Ophthalmologist, states, “Cataracts are a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. There is always a fear of going blind from cataract surgery, but my goal is to ease that fear. Today, we offer blade-free lasers and procedures that last just a few minutes. With cataract surgery, patients are able to go home the same day.”
Leslie Provost, who serves as the Director of Student Teaching at William Carey University, experienced vision issues at work, at home and driving. After the problems started affecting her daily living, she decided to take the steps to treat her issue. Provost explains, “My job is to assist student teachers as they teach lessons in the classroom. I started to notice that my up-close vision was less clear, and then over time my far off vision was decreasing. I constantly had to take my glasses on and off to be able to see. I contacted Dr. Bradley at Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center to be evaluated. After my assessment, she found that I was a candidate for cataract surgery.”
Traditional cataract surgery has been a small incision surgery, but Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center offers state-of-the-art technology through the LenSx Blade Free system. During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens.
“Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure,” states Dr. Bradley. “Improved vision is the result in more than 95 percent of cases.”
By using the LenSx system, incisions are precise and are able to correct corneal stigmatism at the same time. Recovery from cataract surgery is quick with many patients able to return to normal activities in the first week. Laser surgery provides clearer vision in the first day. After cataract surgery, patients frequently express their delight in freedom from glasses.
Provost explained the ease in her procedure. “The staff at the facility went above and beyond to make sure that I was informed about the process of the procedure, what to expect post-operatively and how to recover at home. The day after I had cataract surgery, I could tell an improvement in my eyesight. I was able to see, I could use my computer and experienced no pain after the surgery. Today, the only glasses that I wear are sunglasses.”
“It is nice to offer state-of-the-art technology in Laurel,” said Dr. Bradley. “Cataract surgery procedures are performed at the Laurel Endoscopy and Surgery Center as outpatient surgery.”
Cataracts are a common cause of decreased vision, but they are treatable. To determine whether cataracts or some other problem is the cause of your vision loss, contact Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Judith L. Bradley. Dr. Bradley can help you decide if cataract surgery is appropriate for you.
For more information about Cataract Surgery or Lindstrom Eye and Laser Center, please call 601-426-9454visit lindstromeyeandlaser.com or stop by the center at 1020 Adams Street in Laurel.