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Dr. Larry Patterson Named in "Premier Surgeon's" Top 250 Surgeons List

Crosssville Chronicle - Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dr. Larry Patterson, medical director and surgeon at Eye Centers of Tennessee, was recently named to Premier Surgeon's PS250 list. Premier Surgeon is a trade publication focusing on premium lens implants and lens implant surgery. Premier Surgeon's PS250 list recognizes 250 ophthalmic surgeons that are leaders and innovators in the field of premium intraocular lens implants (IOL's) and refractive surgery.

In a process similar to traditional cataract surgery, premium IOL lens implant surgery replaces the natural crystalline lens in the eye. However, unlike traditional surgery implants, these newer lenses allow the patients to see at variable distances improving both distance and near vision without glasses. These newer implants are often an ideal choice for the active Baby Boomer who is now having difficulty seeing up close (relying on bifocals or reading glasses) and/or is in the beginning stages of developing cataracts. New research into improvement of lens implant surgery is continuing to make it easier, safer, more comfortable and more precise for the surgeon and patient.

Only four ophthalmologists in Tennessee were included on the list: one in Memphis, two in Nashville, and Dr. Patterson.

"Today, people have a longer more active lifestyle and they are concerned with how they will see after cataract surgery," said Ray Mays, administrator of Eye Centers of Tennessee.

"Today's top cataract surgeons have combined the lessons learned from refractive procedures such as LASIK with the newest intraocular lens implant technology and microsurgical advances to provide patients with a life less dependent upon glasses."


Dr. Larry Patterson has performed thousands of laser vision corrections with outstanding success.


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