Gary M. Keoleian, M.D., Ophthalmologist, First to Perform
New Micro-Incision Cataract Removal Surgery
Groundbreaking System Allows Incisions
Just 1/10th the Width of a Dime
[Flint, MI] Gary M. Keoleian, M.D., Ophthalmologist and Co-Owner, Michigan Eye Institute in Flint has become the first ophthalmologist in Michigan to perform a new form of cataract removal surgery that leads to faster patient recovery times, less discomfort, and greater precision for ophthalmologists.
The procedure, known as MICS (micro-incision cataract surgery) uses a 1.8 mm incision — just 1/10th the width of a dime — in the eye to remove a cataract, after which an artificial replacement lens in inserted. The result is rapidly restored eyesight, often returning vision to 20/20 levels experienced by patients in their youth.
“Most patients arrive with considerably compromised vision. Just a few hours later, after the 10-minute procedure and post-surgical evaluation, they leave being able to fully see the world and enjoy life,” said Dr. Keoleian. “MICS is revolutionizing cataract removal, to the benefit of millions of patients each year.”
Prior to the advent of MICS, cataract procedures called for much larger incisions, the use of eye sutures, general anesthesia, and lengthier recovery periods.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, leading to blurred vision. They are most commonly caused by the eye’s normal aging process, affecting 80 percent of people over age 60. More than 3 million cataract procedures are performed annually in the United States.
MICS is enabled at the Mid-Michigan Surgery and Endoscopy Center in Flint by the new Stellaris™ Vision Enhancement System, developed and manufactured by Bausch & Lomb, the global eye health company. For more information, visit www.bausch.com
Michigan Eye Institute is a leading regional eye care center, offering complete optical, medical and surgical eye services in Flint, Fenton, Lapeer, Grand Blanc and Oxford. All Physicians are Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. State-of-the-art facilities accommodate every aspect of primary and specialty eye care. For more information on Michigan Eye institute, visit the practice Web site at www.mieye.com