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1 Advanced Cataract Correction

2 The Solomon Difference World Class Vision Correction Dr. Solomon offers world class vision correction with the combination of advanced technology, comfort & results. you Imagine life without glasses or contacts, everything in clear, bright, vibrant color. Activities like hiking, biking, swimming and golf are much more convenient. With Dr. Kerry Solomon, this freedom and comfort is precisely what he strives to achieve everyday for the people who have chosen to trust their eyes to him. 20 Years Experience Dr. Solomon has been on the forefront of vision correction procedures for over 20 years. Advanced Technology Dr. Solomon s patients often benefit from next-generation technology before its available. The center you choose for vision correction should offer advanced technology and an experienced surgeon. Dr. Solomon s leadership role in the development of new vision correction technology gives him early access to the latest advances. His patients often benefit from next-generation technology before its available anywhere else. The latest technology is important and it can affect your level of satisfaction with the procedure. But, it s the surgeon behind the technology that truly makes the difference. For almost 20 years, Dr. Solomon has been recognized as a researcher and leader in his field and is continually setting the standard of care that other eye surgeons will follow. Dr. Solomon not only performed the first LASIK & ilasik procedures in South Carolina, he is the most experienced LASIK & Laser Cataract surgeon in the state! Many magazines and newspapers have recognized Dr. Solomon, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, Redbook, and Readers Digest. You may have seen him on NBC s Today and on Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, a PBS series that aired in more than 140 countries. He has also been recognized by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor. As you consider any type of vision correction, you can be confident in our commitment to be there every step of the way to make the process comfortable, and above all, successful. A Surgeon Like No Other Practicing medicine is about loving what you do, treating every patient like family, and knowing that if you do your best, you can change people s lives for the better. Kerry Solomon, MD

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4 understanding cataract surgery Changes in Your Vision While cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S., there is often confusion about what causes cataracts, how they affect vision and how they can be corrected. What is a Cataract? A common misconception is that a cataract is a film that forms over the eye. In reality, cataracts occur inside the eye with a gradual clouding of your eye s clear, natural lens. Over time, this causes your vision to be cloudy, blurry and less sharp. Healthy Eye Cornea Retina Lens What causes cataracts? Cataracts usually develop as part of the natural aging process, but there are other factors that can cause cataracts to form: Eye With Cataract Genetics Eye injuries Diseases (such as glaucoma or diabetes) Smoking Overexposure to sun s rays Some medications Cataract the joy of effortless vision Dr. Solomon and his team are the best. I was treated with compassion, empathy, and respect. It s easy to see that they truly care about each and every patient. Gary (Monofocal Lens Patient)

5 Advanced Cataract Surgery More than 2 million people have cataract surgery each year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US. It is an outpatient procedure, normally taking only a few hours of your time. Cataract Surgery/Advanced Lens Replacement: Step-by-Step Step One: After making a small incision in your eye, Dr. Solomon will insert a probe to break up and remove the cloudy, cataract-affected lens. Step Two: The flexible lens implant is folded up and inserted into the lens capsule, at which point it opens and its haptics, or arms, unfold to keep it in the proper position. Step Three: With the cataract removed, and the new lens in place, light can once again travel unimpeded to the back of your eye, for clearer, more youthful vision. Advanced Technology Leading the Way in Cataract Correction Dr. Kerry Solomon has continued to lead the way in refractive surgery with innovative technology. Recent innovations have led to the development of laser cataract surgery and also a variety of advanced lifestyle lenses. The LenSx laser brings the precision of bladeless laser technology allowing Dr. Solomon to plan, customize, and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications. Laser Cataract Surgery combined with Advanced Lifestyle Lens options are providing our patients with an improved lifestyle with more freedom. ORA Technology Dr. Kerry Solomon is the first surgeon to bring ORA technology to South Carolina! This sophisticated technology can easily measure the vision correction accuracy during surgery when it is needed most. Having that information during the procedure makes it possible to fine-tune surgical adjustments and achieve results that exceed those previously available. Real-time laser measurements during cataract surgery Individualized cataract implant selection Optimal visual results Increased patient satisfaction Reduced risk of refractive surprise It was very hard for me to see in the dark, or the rain, to drive to and from work. My vision now is great, and I can now drive safely. Dr. Solomon is a great doctor and I would recommend him to everyone! Tiscia (Monofocal Lens Patient)

6 Understanding your options Near Vision Advanced Laser Cataract surgery using LenSx technology is now available to patients in Charleston. In fact, Dr. Solomon is the most experienced laser cataract surgeon in South Carolina! Reading Knitting Shaving Benefits of LenSx technology: No metal blades Option for an Advanced Enhanced precision Lifestyle Lens Faster recovery time Astigmatism Correction Advanced Lifestyle Lenses Until recently, nearly everyone was fitted with a basic Intraocular Lens (IOL) that would provide clear distance vision but patients still had to rely on reading glasses or bifocals for a full range of vision. Recent innovations have led to the development of a variety of premium lifestyle lenses, each with their own unique features and advancements. Premium Lens Options: 1. Full Range of Vision A multifocal IOL is a type of premium lens implant that can restore your ability to focus on things at varying distances including the close vision needed for tasks such as reading, threading a needle, or tying a fishing lure. Intermediate Vision Distance Vision Astigmatism Correcting Typing Gardening Television Playing Golf Sailing Movies 2. Astigmatism Correction A Toric IOL is a lens implant designed to correct moderate to high astigmatism, often times providing patients clearer, crisper vision than what glasses can provide, even at night. Driving Reading in Dim Light incredible clarity I could see pretty well in natural light, but by a light bulb it was becoming very difficult. My vision is now wonderful! I just picked up my needlework, and life is much brighter all the way around. Barbara (Toric Lens Patient)

7 FAQ s Which lens is best for me? While the characteristics of your eyes certainly play a critical role in lens selection, it s just as important to consider your lifestyle, and the role vision plays in the activities you enjoy. At your consultation, Dr. Solomon will take the time to discuss your options and help you select the lens that will change the way you see the world! Are there other options? In some cases, new glasses may temporarily improve vision, but there are no medications or exercises that will help cataracts disappear. If cataracts are interfering with your vision, surgery is the answer. With an experienced surgeon, cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore your clear vision and enjoy life fully once again. Will I need to have cataract surgery again? The results are permanent, offering you a lifetime of good vision. However, some patients may experience a clouding of the tissue surrounding the IOL. Should this occur, a laser may be used in an outpatient procedure to painlessly remove the cloudiness and restore clear vision. Financing Medicare and most insurances will pay for most of the cost of your cataract surgery when using a standard IOL. If you choose Laser Cataract Surgery with or without a Lifestyle IOL, you will have additional costs that will not be covered by insurance and will be an out of pocket cost to you. Considering the visual benefits and freedom that comes with it, most patients feel the additional investment is worth it. We also offer a variety of financing options to make your choice easier and more affordable. If you re suffering from blurry, cloudy, dull vision that just isn t what it used to be, there s no need to wait any longer! It s time to open the door to a bright, clear world and restore your vision and your lifestyle. Take The Next Step Call (843) today and schedule your cataract evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. When should I have cataract surgery? The time for surgery is when cataracts are causing loss of vision which affects your ability to perform activities of daily living in your accustomed manner. With modern advancements in cataract surgery, developing cataracts no longer means having to suffer with blurry vision. The first step in detecting cataracts and determining your need for surgery is through a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Solomon. Call (843) DrKerrySolomon.com Wind and dust was painful with hard contact lenses. I now have the freedom from the hassle of contacts. I am more comfortable and I can see better than I have all my life. Michael (Toric Lens Patient)

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