New ReSTOR Intraocular Lens improves patients’ near and far vision
Princeton Eye Group, an eye care practice with a distinguished 25- year history, is proud to add another achievement to its long list of firsts. On June 1, Michael Y. Wong, M.D., of Princeton Eye Group became the first doctor in central New Jersey to use the ReSTOR Intraocular Lens (IOL), a revolutionary new implant for cataract patients that restores both near and far vision.
The ReSTOR IOL represents the latest breakthrough in cataract treatment. The manufacturer selected Princeton Eye Group to debut this new technology to central New Jersey patients because of its highly qualified staff and long history pioneering eye care therapies.
“This ReSTOR IOL may very well revolutionize cataract surgery,” said Steven Felton, M.D., Ph.D., and founder of Princeton Eye Group. “I’m proud to say that Princeton Eye Group will be leading the way again in this technology.”
About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, according to Prevent Blindness America’s 2002 Vision Problems in the U.S. report, and as many as 30.1 million Americans will have cataracts by 2020, the report estimated.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens located behind the iris of the eye. Until recently, patients who underwent cataract surgery received a monofocal IOL. Although this improved distance vision, most patients still needed reading glasses to see near objects.
By comparison, ReSTOR IOL provides a full range of vision. In clinical studies, 80 % of patients who received the ReSTOR IOL reported that they never wear glasses for any activity.
“The ReSTOR lens promises to reduce older individuals’ dependency on glasses, much like LASIK did for a younger age group,” said Dr. Wong.
Princeton Eye Group, headquartered at 419 North Harrison Street in Princeton, is one of the most distinguished and respected eye practices in central New Jersey, with three fully equipped locations in Princeton, Somerset and Monroe Township. It includes Dr. Steven Felton, founder; Dr. Michael Wong; Dr. Richard Wong; Dr. David Reynolds; Dr. Anita I. Miedziak; Dr. Samuel M. Liu; and Dr. John Epstein.
Princeton Eye Group also includes Wills Laser Vision at Princeton, an ambulatory treatment center designated a “Center of Excellence for LASIK” by Wills Eye Hospital, one of the top ranked eye hospitals in the country.