Lexington, KY (October 12, 2010) — The first Softec HD Intraocular Lens Implant in Kentucky was recently implanted by Lance S. Ferguson, MD, at Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Lexington, KY. The intraocular lens, or IOL, manufactured by Lenstec of St. Petersburg, Florida, is the latest in lens implants.
The new implant enables doctors to more precisely fit cataract patients’ needs, improving their visual outcomes. Current intraocular lenses in use are manufactured in 0.50 power increments, while the Softec HD is available in 0.25 power increments. The implant is thus up to three times more precise than other current cataract replacement lenses manufactured under ISO standards.
Dr. Ferguson is among the first implanters in the U.S. to implant this lens and the first in Kentucky. Lenstec chose Dr. Ferguson due to his long-standing clinical expertise in the development of new implant technologies. Dr. Ferguson was one of the first ophthalmic surgeons in Kentucky to routinely implant foldable lenses, which now account for 99% of all lens implant surgeries in the U.S.
“The Softec HD certainly offers our patients their greatest opportunity for the ‘best vision’ after lens implant surgery due to higher precision. We are thrilled to have been chosen to perform the procedure first and look forward to adding this new technology,” Dr. Ferguson said.
About Dr. Lance S. Ferguson and Commonwealth Eye Surgery:
Dr. Ferguson is the Surgical Director of Commonwealth Eye Surgery and is the current President of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He has practiced in Lexington, Kentucky since 1985 and has performed over 60,000 successful cataract, refractive, and laser surgeries.
Commonwealth Eye Surgery is a surgical co-management center located in Lexington, Kentucky and has served the Bluegrass for almost 25 years. Co-management means that care is shared between Commonwealth Eye Surgery and referring doctors in local communities throughout the state of Kentucky. Commonwealth Eye Surgery specializes in Refractive Surgery (including LASIK, Custom LASIK, ALL laser LASIK, Implantable Collamer Lenses, Refractive Lensectomies, and Bioptics), Cataract Surgery (including the Toric and Crystalens implants), and Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment. The Surgical Director at Commonwealth Eye Surgery is Dr. Lance S. Ferguson and the Clinic Director is Dr. Howell Findley. To learn more about Dr. Lance S. Ferguson and/or Commonwealth Eye Surgery, visit them online at commonwealtheyes.com or call at 800-248-2307.