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Cataract Surgery: What To Expect


Dr. Sandy Feldman Restores Clarity in Vision with Laser Cataract Surgery, A New Frontier

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 22nd, 2014) – World-renowned music industry executive and local resident, Roger Klein, has spent decades guiding the careers of musical artists such as the Indigo Girls, Social Distortion, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to name a few. For the past six years, however, he has traded his auditory senses for visual expertise as a manager for visual artists with Pat Magnarella Management (PMM), based in Encinitas, California. This year, in order to find a solution for a developing vision disorder, Mr. Klein has undergone two cataract surgeries with the help of Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, a renowned ophthalmologist and corneal expert at Clearview Eye & Laser Center in San Diego. Additional information regarding Mr. Klein’s laser cataract surgery can be seen at  Roger Klein Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center Patient.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataracts are the number one cause of vision loss in the United States. Approximately 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts, while more than half of individuals age 80 and over suffer from this condition. Dr. Feldman advises patients such as Mr. Klein to be mindful of any recognizable symptoms and to seek treatment for their condition in order to avoid further complications affecting their daily lives.

“If left untreated, cataracts can cause severe vision loss and alter the lives of patients. The key is to recognize the symptoms and then proactively seek treatment,” said Dr. Feldman. “The good news for patients is that they no longer have to suffer from cataracts, thanks to today’s modern technological advancements. Most people don’t realize that cataract surgery is a fairly quick and efficient procedure so patients can resume their daily activities almost immediately.”

Mr. Klein concurs: “Having clear vision is critical to my professional success. Once I recognized there was an issue, there was no question I had to seek treatment. Dr. Feldman helped to restore clarity in my vision, which helps tremendously in my work in managing and guiding the careers of artists around the world. I always made my living with my ears; however, for the past six years I’ve earned my living with my eyes so this was a very necessary and significant modification in my life.”

A pioneer in her field, Dr. Feldman specializes in a procedure known as computer-guided laser cataract surgery – utilizing the state-of-the-art Catalys Precision laser system – to clear cloudy vision and restore visual freedom. This advanced laser surgery involves 3D imaging, provides little or no discomfort, and paves the way for customized treatment during the procedure.

Dr. Feldman recommends that you consult with an ophthalmologist if you suspect you have cataracts as good vision can often be restored.


About Dr. Sandy T. Feldman

As a leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman has participated in FDA clinical studies of custom LASIK. Currently, she is involved in studies of a new treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a disease in which the fitting of contact lenses can become challenging. In 2009, she was one of ten laser eye care providers in the U.S. to receive the Goldline Award as seen Forbes Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Elite RealSelf award, and in 2011, she was awarded Top Doc San Diego, inducted into the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and was one of nation’s 15 leading laser eye surgeons as seen in Newsweek magazine. In 2013, Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center was voted best LASIK center in San Diego by CityBeat Magazine. Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


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6255 Lusk Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121



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