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Redding Eye Surgeon Announces Arrival of FDA-Approved TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lenses

Redding eye surgeon Michael Sumsion, MD explores the benefits of TECNIS Symfony IOL.

Ophthalmologist Michael Sumsion, MD offers TECNIS® Symfony IOLs to help cataract surgery patients achieve clearer vision and increased independence from glasses.

Redding, CA – As a board-certified ophthalmologist with years of experience in laser vision correction and cataract surgery, Redding eye surgeon Michael Sumsion, MD is enthusiastic about recent developments in intraocular lens implant technology. At his practice, Riverside EyeCare Professionals, Dr. Sumsion is now offering the latest addition to the TECNIS® family of IOLs: the TECNIS® Symfony lens.

According to Dr. Sumsion, Symfony® is the first ever extended depth of focus lens on the market. What sets Symfony® IOLs apart, he explains, is that they deliver continuous high-quality vision at near, intermediate, and far distances for cataract surgery patients.

When describing the different IOL options that are available to cataract patients, Dr. Sumsion highlights the pros and cons of traditional monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and Symfony® lenses. Compared to conventional intraocular lens implants, he says, advanced Symfony® IOLs offer numerous benefits that can translate to superior vision improvement for patients who are good candidates. Advantages include:

  • Correction for age-related farsightedness (presbyopia)
  • Reduction in visual aberrations, such as halos and glare, which can be a concern with some types of traditional multifocal lenses.
  • Clearer vision over an extended range of distances and at any time of day.
  • Uninterrupted transition between focal points at various distances.
  • Independence from or reduced reliance upon glasses.

He also points out that Symfony® is available in a toric version for patients with astigmatism.

Symfony® has proven to be a very popular option among those who have received the lenses during cataract surgery, says Dr. Sumsion. Clinical studies have reported rates of satisfaction as high as 97%, with patients claiming they would choose to have the lens implanted again. He encourages individuals who are considering cataract surgery to explore all of their IOL options with their surgeon and ask about whether or not TECNIS® Symfony lenses may be right for them.

About Michael Sumsion, MD

Board-certified ophthalmologist Michael Sumsion, MD has been practicing in Redding since 1990, and opened Riverside EyeCare Professionals in 1997. In his more than 20 years of experience, he has treated a variety of eye conditions with state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and innovative procedures. At his practice, Dr. Sumsion offers a wide variety of treatments and services, including cataract surgery, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma treatment, and corneal transplants. He is an active member of several prominent professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sumsion is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Sumsion and Riverside EyeCare Professionals, please visit recp-eyemd.com.

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Riverside EyeCare Professionals
2801 Park Marina Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 244-2273

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(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Redding Eye Surgeon Treats Cataracts And Refractive Errors With IOLs

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Dr. Michael Sumsion uses advanced IOLs that not only replace lenses affected by cataracts but can also improve vision impairments including nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Redding, CA – Although cataracts are a common eye condition that can severely impact one’s vision, cataract surgery is the only quick and effective method of cataract removal. As eye care technologies have advanced, board-certified ophthalmologists have been able to prevent permanent cataract damage through innovative surgical means while simultaneously correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. Dr. Michael Sumsion, a LASIK and cataract surgeon in Redding, has made cataract surgery one of the focuses of his practice. As a result, he has helped thousands of patients remove their cataracts, become less dependent on corrective eyewear, and ultimately improve their quality of vision.

“If left untreated, cataracts can seriously damage the quality of your vision and even lead to blindness,” says Dr. Sumsion in a recent blog post titled “Restoring Your Vision With Cataract Surgery.” Since this common condition can more effectively be treated in its earliest stages, he suggests visiting a board-certified ophthalmologist as soon as cataract symptoms develop. Prompt treatment is considered the best way to prevent cataracts from advancing and causing permanent vision loss, he notes.

During treatment, Dr. Sumsion removes the cataract as well as the affected eye’s natural lens. By replacing this compromised lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL), the Redding ophthalmologist says cataract symptoms such as glare, blurriness, double vision, and color distortion should be resolved within days of the procedure. Dr. Sumsion also notes: “In addition to restoring vision, these IOLs often provide our patients with better eyesight than they had before the cataract developed by improving nearsightedness or farsightedness.”

The benefits of cataract surgery can include the prevention of serious vision impairment as well as correcting pre-existing refractive errors. The goal of cataract surgery is to restore daily functional vision. Dr. Sumsion says his cataract surgery patients typically report very minimal discomfort associated with the procedure and often return to their normal activities within one to two days. After surgery, he adds that his patients can often enjoy a reduced dependency on corrective eyewear and clearer vision.

About Michael Sumsion, MD

Dr. Sumsion is a board-certified Ophthalmologist and has been practicing in Redding since 1990. His experience has equipped him to treat a variety of eye conditions with state-of-the-art techniques, including cataract surgery and LASIK laser vision correction. Dr. Sumsion is a member of several national professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association.

For more information about Dr. Sumsion and his practice, please visit recp-eyemd.com.

Contact:

Riverside EyeCare Professionals
2801 Park Marina Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 244-2273

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Restoring Your Vision With Cataract Surgery

Mature Active CoupleCataracts are a common condition that impacts your vision with symptoms such as blurriness, glare, and double vision. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to blindness. However, since the condition develops gradually, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent permanent vision impairment.

Cataract surgery is one of the main focuses at Riverside EyeCare Professionals – we have restored the vision of thousands of patients with this routine procedure. During the operation, the cataract and the eye’s natural lens are carefully removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). In addition to restoring vision, these IOLs often provide our patients with better eyesight than they had before the cataract developed by improving nearsighted and farsighted vision.

Cataract surgery is generally fast (about 15-20 minutes per eye), typically involves little to no discomfort, and often requires only minimal downtime. Within a day or two, most of our patients return to their normal daily activities and begin to notice significant improvements in their vision.

Dr. Michael Sumsion

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If you would like to learn more about your cataract treatment options, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Cataract Surgery: Premium IOLs Vs. Monofocal Lenses

Photo - EyeWhen our patients at Riverside EyeCare undergo cataract surgery, we replace the eye’s natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) to help restore vision. While a monofocal lens can provide a cataract surgery patient with excellent long-distance vision, glasses are often still required for reading or using your cellphone with ease. To help our patients who wish to rely on glasses as little as possible, we offer a number of premium lens implants that can radically change the way you see the world.

Our premium IOLs are designed to improve your vision and focus on objects clearly at a spectrum of distances. We offer two main types of premium lenses:

  • TECNIS® Multifocal IOLs – This option can help improve your eyesight in low light scenarios in addition to optimizing your vision at near, intermediate, and far distances.
  • TECNIS® Toric IOLs – This option can help improve your quality of vision after cataract surgery if you have pre-existing astigmatism.

There is also an alternative premium lens option: Crystalens®. Though these lenses may not provide the range of benefits the previously highlighted IOLs offer, they can aid your vision after cataract surgery by their ability to move naturally with your ocular muscles as focal points change.

During the consultation process, we will discuss your unique concerns and goals to help you decide which intraocular lens might best meet your individual needs.

Dr. Michael Sumsion

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To learn more about intraocular lenses (IOLs), or to schedule an appointment at our office, please contact us today.

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Redding, CA 96001
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