The LenSx® laser provides cataract patients with an optimized refractive cataract surgery experience. Typically, cataract surgeries are performed manually where the surgeon uses a blade to create all of the incisions during the procedure. With the introduction of the first FDA cleared custom cataract laser, the LenSx® femtosecond cataract laser, the cataract surgeons at SNEAD EYE GROUP have the ability to create incisions and reduce astigmatism with a laser. The incisions are more accurate and precise, thus eliminating some of the variables that have complicated cataract surgery results in the past. Recent results show that the laser is up to 10x more precise than manual techniques for portions of the cataract surgery. By exhibiting a high level of accuracy and precision, outcome of cataract surgery with LenSx is more predictable. Studies have shown that with cataract surgery using the LenSx® femtosecond cataract laser at SNEAD EYE GROUP, patients have a better chance of seeing 20/20 or better vs. manual blade incisions.
During your procedure the LenSx® femtosecond cataract laser has many advantages . Prior to cataract surgery, SNEAD EYE GROUP performs a number of tests as well as take measurements to plan your cataract surgery. While measurements are taken before your procedure, the LenSx® Cataract Laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) to capture precise, accurate, high-resolution images of your eyes. With the data collected from hese images – and measurements a plan can be created for your cataract surgery that had not been possible with traditional technology.
In the past the only method of cataract surgery involved removing the cataract through a small incision in the cornea. An intraocular lens implant (IOL) is applied to replace the natural lens allowing light to clearly focus on the retina, creating a vast improvement to your eyesight. Typically cataract surgery lasts about 10 minutes or less. Cataract surgery is generally performed under local eyedrop anesthesia. The cataract surgeons at Snead Eye Group will optimize your surgery plan and lens options to fit your lifestyle needs. Cataract surgery with Multifocal IOLs can provide a full range of vision from near, to intermediate to distance.. Monofocal Toric IOLs correct higher levels of astigmatism. These monofocal IOLs usually provide excellent distance vision for patients with pre-existing astigmatism.
Standard Monofocal IOLs Can provide clear distance vision for patients without pre-existing astigmatism.
Snead Eye Group advises that cataract surgery patients arrange for someone to escort them home after the surgery. The cataract surgeons at Snead Eye Group will provide eye medication to help expedite the healing process. Patients should notice an improvement in vision shortly after surgery.
There are a few potential risks and complications with cataract surgery, like any other surgical procedure. The cataract surgeons at Snead Eye Group are highly experienced and take every possible precaution to eliminate risks.