MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2005) Ophthalmologist Craig McCabe, MD, PhD, FACS, of McCabe Vision Center is offering patients Alcon's AcrySof ReSTOR intraocular lens (IOL), a breakthrough technology for individuals wanting to reduce their dependency on glasses.
"This lens means more freedom from glasses than ever before," Dr. McCabe
said."It benefits individuals experiencing the common vision loss due to aging, particularly cataract patients."
To replace natural lenses, clear and cataract, Dr. McCabe
creates a tiny incision (less than one-tenth of an inch) using a blade made of diamond.He
then uses ultrasound energy to remove the lens and inserts the IOL implant.Dr. McCabe
says most patients indicate very little discomfort, as drops are used to numb the eye rather than needles.
Standard monofocal IOLs have been used in the past to give patients good distance vision.However, the patients still needed to wear bifocals or reading glasses.The ReSTOR IOL can help patients regain a full range of quality vision. Dr. McCabe
introduced the ReSTOR IOL to Rutherford County in July, just four months after the vision-enhancing technology was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
"I thought I would always wear glasses - until Dr. McCabe
told me about this new lens.
...Dr. McCabe, a member of Middle Tennessee Medical Center's medical staff, graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, in 1995.He completed his residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he currently teaches on the clinical faculty.He
is among select ophthalmologists in Tennessee who offer state-of-the-art technology, such as the ReSTOR apodized diffractive IOL. To find out if you are a candidate for this new vision-enhancing technology, contact Dr. Craig McCabe at 904-9024 or visit the McCabe Vision Center at 122 Heritage Park Drive, Suite 100, in Murfreesboro.