Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2010
David W. Shoemaker, M.D., nationally acclaimed pioneer in cataract and lens replacement surgery, was recently named by Bausch + Lomb as an inaugural member of the Crystalens Millennium Society. He joins an elite group of 12 cataract surgeons throughout the world who have implanted 1,000 or more Crystalens® lenses, the first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens used to treat cataracts and presbyopia.
"I am honored to be recognized," said Dr. Shoemaker. "And even more pleased with the results my cataract patients enjoy with Crystalens implants. Unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, the Crystalens flexes like the eye's natural lens. It dynamically adjusts to allow clear vision at all distances. Not only can we eliminate the cataract, we can also correct presbyopia (loss of near and intermediate vision). It's a great option for many of my patients, most of whom never need glasses again."
A cataract is clouding of the eye's natural lens, making it difficult to read, drive and perform daily functions. If left untreated, cataracts can result in significant loss of sight or even blindness. Treatment includes the replacement of the eye's cloudy lens with an artificial, intraocular lens (IOL). Until recently, all intraocular lenses were fixed at one distance, requiring most patients to wear glasses after cataract surgery. Crystalens can treat a person's cataracts and presbyopia, avoiding the need for corrected vision with glasses or contacts. More than 200,000 Crystalens have been implanted worldwide.
Dr. Shoemaker has authored many scientific and clinical articles and lectures widely on new ophthalmic technology. He holds the patent for the Shoemaker Intraocular Lens Forceps, an instrument he designed for use in implant surgery. Board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery, Dr. Shoemaker is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American College of Eye Surgeons, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Society for Excellence in Eye Care.
Dr. Shoemaker is the founder of Center For Sight, a multi-physician practice with offices throughout Southwest Florida. For more information call (941) 925-2020, toll free at (800) 941-6956 or visit http://www.centerforsight.net.
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