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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.


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