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A little About Ophthalmology With Dr. Tu

Dr. Tu is excited to be the Ophthalmologist in Sumter and Macon County GA. Being the only ophthalmologist in the area he performs a wide array of medical services such as In Office Lasers, Cataract Surgery, Intraocular Lenses, and Oculoplastic Surgery. Dr. Tu has extensive experience having served in the past as the Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons.

What is in office lasers?

Our practice is equipped with state of the art lasers for procedures to help patients with Glaucoma, Post Cataract Scarring, Diabetic Edema and Hemorrhage, and Eyelash removal.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts cloud as we age, the cloudier they become the harder it is to see clearly out of the eyes natural lens. Generally, the cloudiness occurs later in life, with 50% of people over the age of 80 needing or having had Cataract surgery. The procedure is quick focusing on one eye at a time, removing the eyes natural lens using high technology ultrasound (called Phaco-emulsification) the benefit being a tiny incision that generally does not even require stitches. The lens is then replaced with an IOL, an Intra-ocular Lens, we use the latest lenses that allow the patient to see both near (reading) and far (driving).

What is Oculoplastic surgery?

Oculoplastic Surgery is surgery that focuses on the area around the eye including the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. Oculoplastic surgery can be done for people who have undergone facial trauma such as being in a motor vehicle accident, or for patients that have an esthetic issue such as droopy eyelids. Most surgeries of this type are outpatient, taking less than an hour to perform.

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