McManus Creates ‘The Christmas Cataract’ Program
By Jerry Orloff // November 14, 2012
EYE CARE & PHILANTHROPY
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – James N. McManus, M.D., Cataract Specialist at The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery, wants to give a very special gift to one resident of Brevard County this Christmas Season: The precious gift of sight.
Dr. McManus has created “The Christmas Cataract” program, which he describes as, “a happy ending waiting for your story.”
Dr. McManus wants to encourage Brevard County residents who are uninsured and in need, and who believe that cataracts are the cause of their vision loss, to visit his website, TheChristmasCataract.com.
There are instructions at this website explaining how individuals can share their story and a photograph, describing how vision loss has impacted their lives and how they believe their lives could be made better if their vision was restored.
Click HERE to read an inspiring message from Dr. James McManus.
“Poor vision associated with cataracts can have profound effects on all aspects of a person’s life,” according to Dr. McManus. “It can prevent a person from working, from taking care of themselves and their loved ones who depend upon them, or even performing daily activities that most of us take for granted.”
Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens within the eye. Cataracts are usually age related but may occur due to heredity, the presence of certain systemic illnesses, the use of certain medications, trauma, or other factors.
For a period of time, changes in a person’s eyeglass prescription will often improve the vision of a person with cataracts to useful levels. However, once a cataract progresses past a certain point, vision and a person’s ability to do the things they need to do on a daily basis begin to become compromised. At this point surgery is usually the only viable option to improve vision.
Dr. McManus envisions the program as an annual tradition to start this year and continue on for many years to come. “Brevard County has been a wonderful place to live, to raise a family and to practice medicine. I want to give back to the community that has been so good to my family and I,” states Dr. McManus.
Not everyone who requests to be considered for this program will be eligible, due to many factors, including their medical history, current conditions and the presence of other eye diseases. Dr. McManus reserve all rights to determine eligibility and suitability as a candidate for this program.
For more information on this program log on to TheChristmasCataract.com