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Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Provides Tips for Individuals with Cataracts

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that approximately 22 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts, while more than half will be diagnosed with this condition by the time they reach the age of 80. According to a recent study conducted by the AAO, it was determined that individuals who undergo cataract surgery to correct their vision have a lower mortality rate of 40 percent than those who suffer from a vision disorder and do not undergo surgery. Dr. Sandy T. Feldman – a nationally-recognized ophthalmologist and corneal expert at Clearview Eye & Laser Center in San Diego – encourages patients to immediately consult with their physicians and seek treatment if they encounter any cataract-related issues with their vision.

"With so many Americans suffering from cataracts, it is important that they understand the options available to them with regard to prevention and treatment. Thanks to modern technology, the procedures today are much less invasive than they have been in recent years," said Dr. Feldman.  "Correcting one's visual impairment not only results in better eyesight, but it also fosters improved physical and emotional well-being, confidence, optimism, and overall better general health."

According to the study, individuals – particularly the elderly – who had undergone cataract surgery expressed greater satisfaction with their quality of life. Cataract surgery enabled them to participate independently in daily activities such as driving, reading, playing sports, and other activities in which they otherwise would not have engaged prior to the surgery. "Many individuals don't realize how good their quality of life can be when their vision is functioning at optimum levels," added Dr. Feldman. The study also suggested that cataract surgery helped to reduce the risk of hip fractures in seniors.

Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens of the eye starts to become cloudy. Depending on the individual, cataracts may progress gradually over a period of years, or can progress more quickly for younger individuals and those with diabetes. Treatment for cataracts involves surgically removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.  A pioneer in her field, Dr. Feldman specializes in a procedure known as computer-guided laser cataract surgery – utilizing the state-of-the-art Catalys Precision laser system – to clear cloudy vision and restore visual freedom.

For individuals who suspect they may have cataracts or other vision issues, Dr. Feldman offers the following tips:

  • Eat a healthy diet – Eating the right balance of fruits and vegetables can give individuals the necessary oxidants, vitamins, and nutrients to maintain healthy eyes.
  • Protect your eyes – Wearing sunglasses to prevent exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can help to protect the eyes and reduce the development of cataracts.
  • Drink moderately – Studies have shown that excessive alcohol intake can increase the development of cataracts.
  • Get regular checkups – Regular eye examinations can help to detect cataracts and other vision disorders in the early stages. 

About Dr. Sandy T. Feldman

As a leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman has participated in FDA clinical studies of custom LASIK. Currently, she is involved in studies of a new treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a disease in which the fitting of contact lenses can become challenging. In 2009, she was one of ten laser eye care providers in the U.S. to receive the Goldline Award as seen Forbes Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Elite RealSelf award, and in 2011, she was awarded Top Doc San Diego, inducted into the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and was one of nation's 15 leading laser eye surgeons as seen in Newsweek magazine. In 2013, Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center was voted best LASIK center in San Diego by CityBeat Magazine. Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Clearview Eye and Laser Medical Center
6255 Lusk Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121
858.452.3937
www.clearvieweyes.com

Media Contact: Diana Soltesz
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SOURCE Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center

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