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Cullom Eye & Laser Center 1st to Bring Groundbreaking Laser Cataract Surgery to Williamsburg

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind.

Williamsburg, VA July 2014 – Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will allow surgeons to perform cataract surgery a whole new way. Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery is a revolutionary change in the way cataract surgery is performed, that offers surgeons and patients alike the increased precision and peace of mind associated with the same femtosecond laser technology that has been trusted and used for all-laser LASIK for over a decade.

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which causes blurred vision and images that are no longer as sharp and vibrant as they once were. This condition usually develops gradually and can appear as early as age 40. In fact, approximately 20 million Americans have cataracts!

In traditional cataract surgery, various steps of the procedure are performed with the use of a blade. Now using Catalys, the entire procedure is now bladeless offering improved accuracy, comfort and post-operative recovery. Combined with the experience of a world-class cataract surgeon, this procedure is more predictable, and more accurate than ever before.

Cullom Eye & Laser Center also offers advanced lifestyle lenses in combination with Laser Cataract Surgery. Cataract patients who choose this with an advanced lifestyle lens will have the ability to likely reduce the need of their glasses and enjoy improved near, far and intermediate vision, something not achievable with a standard implanted lens.