Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Introducing LenSx Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
In today’s ever-changing medical field, technology drives innovation. The same is true for modern-day cataract surgery at Thurmond Eye Associates. Over time, our cataract technology has undergone a complete evolution. Traditional basic cataract surgery produces excellent outcomes. However, until recently the major steps of cataract surgery were done using manual techniques. Now the surgeons at Thurmond Eye Associates are able to offer our patients the latest technology, which will set the new standard for safety and precision in cataract surgery: laser-assisted cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser.
The LenSx laser used for cataract surgery patients that choose astigmatism-correcting cataract surgery or surgery with a premium lens (such as the ReSTOR, Technis or Toric lens) offers you a precision-based solution for your vision correction surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser surgery is planned and performed to exacting individualized specification that is difficult to obtain and replicate with other traditional surgical methods. Laser-assisted cataract surgery is designed to improve the precision, safety and accuracy of your cataract surgery.
What is the LenSx laser?
The LenSx laser used at our practice provides our patients with computer-controlled precision for their cataract surgery. It automates some of the most challenging steps of refractive cataract surgery. This femtosecond laser replaces the traditional hand-held blade to optimize all incisions for enhanced, reproducible surgical results.
In traditional non-laser basic cataract surgery, the surgeon makes incisions and removes the cataract using surgical instruments and blades. However, during laser cataract surgery, several of the most critical steps of the surgical process are performed using an image-guided femtosecond laser. Thurmond Eye Associates is proud to bring this revolutionary technology to our patients. We believe in providing our patients with the latest technology for vision correction and are now using the latest evolution of femtosecond laser technology in cataract surgery.
When it comes to cataract surgery and lens implantation at Thurmond Eye Associates, our goal is to help you make a more informed decision on which cataract options are best suited for your needs. Your lifestyle and the role your eyes play in the activities you enjoy most will play an important role in helping us customize a cataract surgery plan that is tailor made to fit your needs. Please be sure to ask one of our surgeons or staff members about your cataract options or for additional information if necessary. Most patients don’t realize that cataract development can begin as early as age 40. By the time we’re 50, some of us already have measurable deficiencies in our vision due to cataracts.
Cataracts are simply a natural part of the aging process that is taking place inside your eye. It’s a gradual clouding of the normally clear natural lens of the eye. Although barely noticeable in its early stages, over time, this clouding process makes your vision less sharp, reducing your contrast and making activities like night driving and reading more difficult.
Fortunately, modern-day cataract removal and lens implantation is one of the safest, most common – AND MOST SUCCESSFUL – surgical procedures performed today. In the past, cataract patients were forced to wear reading glasses and/or bifocals after their procedure. Today, our new lens implants are designed to reduce – and in some cases – eliminate your dependence on corrective eyewear after cataract surgery.