Laser-Assisted Bladeless Cataract Surgery
EYES is offering the use of the LenSx® laser. This technology offers Bladeless Laser assisted cataract surgery, a revolutionary new laser technology to make cataract surgery more precise than ever before. Bladeless laser surgery is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract surgery, providing unmatched accuracy so the procedure is customized to your eye.
LenSx® Laser approach: A new era in refractive cataract surgery
Cataract surgery can help you to regain what you’ve lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now a technological breakthrough is available for use in cataract surgery. Choosing to have your surgery performed with Alcon’s LenSx® Laser, you enjoy a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.
What is the LenSx® Laser?
The LenSx® Laser is an advanced, precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer control, helping surgeons to customize the procedure to your eye. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients. The LenSx® Laser adds computer control to key steps of cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high resolution OCT images of your eye; helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure; and then, visualizes and performs the procedure on command for the surgeon. In non-laser assisted cataract surgery, the surgeon makes incisions and removes the old lens using traditional surgical instruments and blades. The LenSx® Laser performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an imaged guided femtosecond laser.
Benefits of Bladeless Laser Cataract surgery versus traditional manual cataract surgery
The LenSx® Laser provides a more precise circular incision around the cataract, improving the accuracy during placement of the intraocular lens implant, and leads to greater likelihood of clearer vision. The main corneal incision is created through multiple planes to prevent potential wound leakage. A real time computerized laser imaging system provides our surgeon with a series of 3 dimensional, cross sectional images of all parts of the eye during cataract surgery. The laser pre-softens the cataract, allowing surgeons to minimize the use of ultrasound energy to remove the cataract lens. Decreased usage of ultrasound energy reduces the chances of thermal injury to tissues inside the eye, which lessens recovery time. The LenSx® laser can be versatile in treating specific lens densities.
Choosing your lens implant
During both traditional cataract surgery and femtosecond bladeless cataract surgery the cataract is removed and a new lens is required. You will need to understand what your lens implant options are. Fortunately, advanced technology lens implants are available to help reduce the need to wear glasses so you see near, far and intermediate distances. If you have any questions you may also consult with one of our staff regarding advanced technology lens implant options based on your unique visual requirements.
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