Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. In our state-of-the-art surgical center, the physicians at Eye Care Associates can perform this delicate procedure on an out-patient basis.
Our ophthalmic surgeons utilize the “no-stitch” technique to minimize discomfort and speed the recovery process. During the procedure, the cataract or clouded lens is removed through a tiny incision using a special piece of equipment and technique called a phacoemulsification. This instrument uses ultrasonic vibrations to break apart the natural lens and vacuum it from the eye. The foldable implant is then inserted through the small incision. Once inside, the implant unfolds and is placed into its permanent position. The incision that was created is so small that it seals itself and no stitches are required.
In the past, cataract patients only had the option of a monofocal intraocular lens implant. Monofocal meant that they would only be correcting vision for near or far and would most likely still require glasses. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, patients now have a choice in lenses. New multifocal/accommodating intraocular lenses have the advantage of allowing people to be able to see near, far and intermediate distances after surgery, often without the use of glasses.
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. When you choose the LenSx Laser, you’ll enjoy a range of vital benefits.
A Custom Tailored Solution for Your Eyes
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 carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery. While these measurements 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 precise, high-resolution 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.
Computer Control to Ensure Unmatched Precision and Accuracy Every Step of the Way
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 from the surgeon! To further enhance accuracy, a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that both the LenSx Laser computer and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real-time images at all times during the laser procedure.
For more information, please contact our patient advisor: 330-747-2733 or [email protected].