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Modern Medicine: Advanced Cataract Surgery

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Panama City, Fla. -

The Eye Center of North Florida is using advanced technology for cataract surgery, and that technology is receiving national attention.

Medical Director Dr. Bret Fisher's research is now being recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He says laser assisted cataract surgery using other specialized technology helps provide better results.  They've documented the results of these surgeries on their patients and compiled new research showing the benefits.

According to Dr. Fisher, "We found that patients who had the laser assisted cataract surgery achieved a much greater level of freedom from glasses, more accurate vision, better vision after surgery than those that were done without.  Then the ones where we added the special intraoperative aberrometry, the special measuring system during surgery, they achieved an even higher level of accuracy."

Dr. Fisher says that special measuring system, in which they measure the patient's eye during surgery, helps them better determine the correct power of lens implant and astigmatism correction.

"It can be a very exciting thing to have your vision restored and for some people have a type of vision they've never had in their life," Dr. Fisher says.

Dr. Fisher hopes the research will have a big impact on the medical community.  He will present his research findings at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting later this month.  Eye surgeons from all over the world will be at that meeting for training and education.