Are you finding it increasingly difficult to see at night? If so, now is the time to venture out to learn about the latest in cataract surgery at Rome Memorial Hospital’s Health Night presentation on Wednesday, March. 8. Eye physician and surgeon Dr. John Costello, Jr., D.O., F.A.O.C.O., will present “Advances in Cataract Surgery” at the Beeches Inn and Conference Center, Turin Road, Rome. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.“When normal proteins in the eye’s lens begin to break down, the lens becomes cloudy,” explained Dr. Costello. “Cataracts are the leading causes of vision loss among adults age 60 or older. They impair vision and make everyday activities increasingly difficult.”Today’s advances in cataract treatment provide added benefits to patients, including improved vision and faster recoveries. Results are permanent, and once removed, cataracts will not recur.In his presentation, Dr. Costello will talk about the symptoms of cataracts, how they are diagnosed, and the advances in cataract surgery, including the ORA™ (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) system, technology that allows the surgeon to precisely predict the most accurate lens for each individual patient.“Traditionally, measurements for the patient’s replacement lens are calculated preoperatively,” Dr. Costello explained. “With the ORA™ technology, verification of the proper lens implant happens during your surgery for the greatest degree of accuracy.” .Rome’s Griffiss Surgery Center is the only cataract surgery site in Central New York that provides this advanced lens implant measurement technology.There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.“One symptom of cataracts is often compromised night vision,” Dr. Costello continued. “Cataracts distort the light that comes into your eyes and you may see halos around lights.”Dr. Costello believes that, of all the senses, vision is the most important. Through his knowledge, skill and use of the most current technology, Dr. Costello helps his cataract patients preserve their vision, remain independent and confidently continue to do normal everyday activities like driving.Dr. Costello is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Costello received specialized training from Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and the Ohio State University where he served as a clinical instructor. He currently works in the same capacity on the faculty at the State University of New York Upstate Medical College and Health Science Center. A member of Rome Memorial Hospital’s medical staff, Dr. Costello, of Costello Eye Physicians and Surgeons, performs his surgeries at the Griffiss Surgery Center, 105 Dart Circle, Rome. In addition to cataract surgeries, other procedures are performed at the same-day surgery center including eye, plastic and cosmetic, and gynecological surgeries.Advance reservations for Health Night are requested for planning purposes, but not required. Please call (315) 337-5309 to make your reservation or for more information. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a door prize, refreshments will be served. The Beeches Inn and Conference Center is located at 7900 Turin Road, Rt. 26 N., Rome.