LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery

The LenSx® laser approach – Laser Cataract Surgery

Bladeless Computer Controlled Laser Approach to Cataract Surgery
LenSx LasersIf you are facing the onset of cataracts you know how difficult life can become with impaired vision. You might be struggling with night vision or you may not be able to read your favorite Sunday newspaper. Thankfully, cataract surgery can help to recover what is lost, both in terms of vision and quality of life. Now with advancements in technology and technique available for use in cataract surgery. When you choose to have your surgery performed with this LenSx® laser, you’ll enjoy a truly state-of-the-art solution that allows for true individualization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser permits the surgeon to plan and execute your surgery to exact individualized specifications, not realistic in the past cataract surgery methods. With the LenSx® laser, patients can rest assured during their life-changing procedure knowing that the most advanced technology available, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience, will provide the safest most effective results possible.

The Origins of Cataract Surgery

Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery has been around for decades now and has been very effective for hundreds of thousands of people. This revolution literally paved the way to small incision micro cataract surgery. Although phacoemulsification is considered to be the current state of the art cataract removal technique, many steps in the cataract procedure are still performed manually with either a surgical blade, a bent needle, or forceps. Laser cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser can now perform these steps adding a greater amount of precision and improved visual outcome to the entire cataract procedure.

Introducing LenSx® Laser Technology

LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery at Tidewater Eye CentersWhy would I want bladeless femtoseond laser cataract surgery?

LenSx® laser offers you a precision based solution for cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser surgery planned and performed to exact individualized specifications, not attainable with other surgical methods.

Why is this described as customized laser cataract surgery?

Your eyes, much like your fingerprints are individual to you. While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features. Which is why every eye must be accurately measured and diagrammed prior to cataract surgery. While these same steps have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® laser uses a range of highly-advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly accurate, high definition images of your eyes. These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications not attainable with traditional surgery.

Choosing Your Lens Implant

During both traditional cataract surgery and femtosecond bladeless cataract surgery the cataract is removed and a new lens is essential. Fortunately, premium lens implant technology is now available to help you see without glasses at near, far and intermediate distances. You will need to understand what your lens implant options are available to you. Learning the differences of options regarding premium lens implants options based on your unique visual requirements.

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