Laser Cataract Surgery
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery using the ALCON LenSx® Laser Technology
Georgia Eye Associates, located in Atlanta, Tucker, Lawrenceville and Braselton is proud to be one of the first practices in the Atlanta region to offer all laser cataract surgery. Traditional cataract surgery has been performed for years and remains a safe and effective way to remove cataracts, but the new LenSx laser system allows for a much more precise and accurate procedure, and better visual results.
The LenSx Laser Approach – A New Era in Refractive Cataract Surgery
In traditional cataract surgery, the cataract surgeon makes incisions and removes the old lens using surgical instruments and blades. The LenSx Laser performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser. Watch the brief video below to quickly and easily the laser allows the surgeon to remove the cataract and restore clear vision.
What is the LenSx Laser?
The LenSx Laser is an advanced, precision-based technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer-control, helping surgeons to customize the procedure to your eye. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients. When you choose the LenSx Laser, you’ll enjoy a range of vital benefits.
Advantages of Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
- Correcting Astigmatism with extremely precise laser incisions.
- Using less energy in the eye to remove the cataract.
- Provides extremely efficient and safe treatment for very hard or mature cataracts.
- Protects the lens capsule during surgery and provides consistent implant placement.
A Custom Tailored Solution for Your Eyes
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. 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 incredible 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.
Unmatched Precision and Accuracy, Every Step of the Way
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 the surgeon design a customized procedure, and then, visualizes and performs the procedure on command of your Georgia Eye Associate surgeon. To further enhance the 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.