LenSx® Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
The LenSx® Laser Approach
A New Era in Refractive Cataract Surgery
With the onset of cataracts you know how difficult seeing can be. You may be struggling with night vision or you might not be able to tell the difference between pairs of socks. You may even have sensitivity to sunlight. Fortunately, 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. Central Florida Eye Specialists and Laser Center is the first practice in West Volusia to have this breakthrough technology. When you choose to have your surgery performed with the LenSx® laser, you’ll 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 exact individualized specifications, not attainable with past cataract surgery methods. With the LenSx® laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience.
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 surgeons 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.
The Origins of Cataract Surgery
Traditional Phacoemulsification 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.
Why 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 can be compared to snowflakes! 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.
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. You may also choose to consult one of our staff regarding advanced technology lens implants options based on your unique visual requirements.