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Laser Guided Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser-assisted cataract surgery is now an option offered at Goodman Eye Center. By using the ALCON LenSx® Laser Technology, our patients now have access to more precise, customizable cataract surgery, significantly improving outcomes.

What is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Laser-assisted cataract surgery uses the LenSx laser in place of traditional cataract removal tools, making the surgery more precise and less invasive. This single technological advance has revolutionized cataract surgery and makes an excellent option for our cataract patients. There are many benefits to choosing LenSx Laser cataract surgery.

 

What are the Benefits of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

The benefits to choosing laser cataract surgery above traditional surgery are substantial. Some of the advantages include:

  • Less energy usage
  • Less movement within the eye, reducing the risk of complication and inflammation
  • More precise incisions
  • Less recovery time
  • Ability to perform astigmatism correction at the same time

While traditional cataract surgery is one of the most routinely performed surgeries and has a generally safe and effective outcome when performed by a skilled surgeon, it still requires the use of a hand-held blade to make multiplanar incisions in the cornea.

In traditional cataract surgery, your eye surgeon uses surgical instruments and blades to remove the old lens and replace it with a new one. LenSx laser assisted cataract surgery performs the most important parts of the process using a femtosecond laser. This laser is computer-guided, making it more precise than using traditional tools.

Verion™ is used in conjunction with the femtosecond laser to optimize alignment of the eye during cataract surgery. Verion™ takes a precise image of the patient’s eye by using each patient’s blood vessels as custom markers. This image is utilized during surgery to create more accurate surgical incisions to ensure optimal lens positioning. Verion is the most technologically advanced tool available today in the optimization of cataract surgery.

Why Choose Customizable Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Every human eye is different - they vary in shape, size, curvature and more. When considering cataract surgery, we encourage our patients to remember this fact. This is why we measure and map our patients eyes prior to cataract surgery. The LenSx laser uses highly advanced technology such as optical coherence tomography to capture a precise image of your eyes. Using these pictures, our doctors can plan and perform cataract surgery to exact specifications of the patient's eye.

Knowing all of your options is crucial when considering cataract surgery. Traditional cataract surgery has been successful for many years and is still a great option for our patients, but there is now an option that further ensures the outcome of your cataract surgery! LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery is giving our patients access to the best care around.  If cataracts have been interfering with your life, don’t wait!

If you are considering cataract surgery, but you aren’t sure which option will be best for you, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our doctors will be with you every step of the way and help you make your most informed decision.