Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery has been one of the safest and most successful procedures. As successful as it has been, advances in laser technology are taking cataract surgery to a new level. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.
While all human eyes share the same basic anatomic structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features. This 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 create a custom plan for your eye surgery.
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 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.