Laser Cataract Surgery with LenSx
What is laser cataract surgery?
If your vision is clouded by cataracts, you may actually be losing the ability to see the very things, places, and people that make life enjoyable. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you regain what you’ve lost, both in terms of your vision and quality of life. While traditional cataract surgery is very effective, modern advancements in laser technology have given cataract patients an even more precise option.
Grossnickle Eye Center offers patients the option to have their procedure using LenSx®. This computer-controlled cataract laser performs several of the most critical steps with an image-guided femtosecond laser—one of the most advanced devices of its kind. LenSx laser cataract surgery is a precise and accurate procedure that can literally change your life and ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy the things that matter the most for years to come. It allows patients to move forward and enjoy their new vision with confidence, knowing they chose the most advanced technology available.
What happens during cataract surgery?
At Grossnickle Eye Center, the entire cataract surgery procedure takes less than 15 minutes. To start, you will receive mild sedation and topical anesthetic drops. If you elect to undergo LenSx® laser catarct surgery, your surgeon will apply a high-repetition rate femtosecond laser source to make the surgical incisions and to break apart the old, cloudy lens. A clear implantable lens then replaces the old lens.
After surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room briefly, where the nursing staff will provide complete post-operative instructions. After, your driver may take you home. You will be examined the following day, and may then resume normal activity, generally without restriction. Follow-up appointments with your optometrist for further examination and new glasses may be scheduled as appropriate.
How do I know if laser cataract surgery is right for me?
When you see one of our surgeons for an evaluation of your cataract, they will discuss many aspects of your eye health. Your surgeon will recommend a mode of cataract surgery based on your general health and the kind of vision you want to enjoy for the rest of your life.