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New cataract technology offered to Lowcountry patients

Staff Report //February 6, 2020//

New cataract technology offered to Lowcountry patients

Staff Report //February 6, 2020//

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A new cataract technology from RxSight is now available to Lowcountry patients.

RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens allows a patient’s vision to be corrected after cataract surgery. It is the first artificial lens that can have its shape and focusing characteristics adjusted after it is implanted during cataract surgery, a news release said. Other implanted lenses are nonadjustable.

The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a photosensitive material that can change in response to ultraviolet light. After the eyes heal for two to three weeks from the initial surgery, the patient’s vision is corrected — including for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism — during a series of office-based light treatment procedures, the release said.

Dr. Kerry Solomon, an ophthalmologist with Carolina Eyecare Physicians, is the only doctor in the state and among few in the country to offer the technology, according to the news release.

“Patients undergoing cataract surgery have more options than ever before to correct their vision at the same time,” Solomon said.

Solomon completed the first FDA-approved surgery in South Carolina in January.

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