Custom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a clouding of your eye’s natural lens that tend to occur in people ages 55 years and older. In fact, half of all Americans have them—or have had cataract surgery—by age 80. Cataracts can make objects appear blurry, make colors look dull, and cause trouble seeing at night.
Georgia Eye Partners is pleased to offer Alcon’s LenSx laser, a bladeless, computer-controlled laser that allows us to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx laser helps ensure the highest-precision surgical incisions. The LenSx laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
There are several advantages that the LenSx provides over traditional cataract surgery. Our doctors are able to adjust and preprogram the size and location of all corneal incisions for total control. Accurate corneal incisions provide tighter, more self sealing wounds, reducing the risk of infection and complications during surgery. Improved vision can be achieved using the LenSx by delivering higher-quality incisions to treat astigmatism, and reduced ultrasonic power used during surgery allows for quicker healing. Bladeless laser cataract surgery also benefits for patients with large cataracts, endothelial corneal disease, or complex cases by using less ultrasonic energy.
In traditional cataract surgery, doctors would make an incision, break up, and remove the natural lens by hand. The LenSx for laser assisted cataract surgery is approved to perform the most vital steps of surgery by using real-time imaging technology. This allows our doctors to view the anterior chamber and the cornea for image-guided precision during the surgery. With this advancement in technology our doctors can further improve our already exceptional results by increasing the accuracy of several of the manual steps in traditional cataract surgery.
For more information about bladeless cataract surgery or to set up a consultation with a Georgia Eye Partners surgeon, please contact us.