Laser Cataract Surgery

Don’t let cataracts limit your lifestyle

If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with cataracts, you’re certainly not alone – cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, and they affect more than 20.5 million Americans over 40.  You’ve likely noticed that the cloudy vision caused by cataracts can affect your ability to enjoy activities like knitting, playing cards, watching TV, reading and golfing. The good news is cataract procedures are one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S., with more than 3 million taking place each year. That means 3 million patients just like you are getting back to their favorite activities each year. Many of them are doing it with the help of Laser Cataract Surgery, which offers precision and predictability.

What exactly is a cataract?

A cataract occurs when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy, making it harder for light to enter your eye. Cataracts typically occur naturally as you age, and they often cause blurry vision, glare and rings of light known as halos – sometimes at night and while driving.

What exactly is cataract surgery?

Thanks to innovative medical advances, cataract surgery is a common outpatient procedure. The goal of the operation is to break the cloudy cataract-affected lens into easily removable pieces, remove those pieces and insert an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) in place of the natural lens. Traditionally, surgeons accomplished this by making tiny incisions in the eye using a surgical  knife. Today, patients have a choice: There’s manual surgery, and there are also bladeless procedures assisted by advanced laser technology.  The LenSx Laser, for example, offers image guidance for predictability and enhanced precision.

What exactly is the LenSx Laser?

While our eyes all share the same basic anatomy, your eyes are totally unique when it comes to their size, depth, curvature and other key features. The LenSx Laser allows your surgeon to plan and preform a procedure that’s completely customized for each of your eyes. For more than a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons perform LASIK with unparalled precision and accuracy. Now the LenSx Laser brings advanced accuracy and reproducibility to cataract surgery.

Before your procedure

The technology behind the LenSx Laser captures high-resolution images of your eyes. These images yield precise measurements and data that help your surgeon plan and preform a procedure to exacting specifications.

During your procedure

The LenSx Laser system’s advanced three-dimensional imaging helps your surgeon automate and execute the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery.

After your procedure

The LenSx Laser is designed to increase the precision of cataract surgery. Many patients experience improved vision after two weeks, and they approach optimal vision between two and four months after their procedure.

Advancing cataract surgery

The LenSx Laser is an advanced technology because it;s designed to offer:
  • A bladeless procedure that’s personalized to your eyes

  • Precise, reproducible performance
  • Enhanced control and effciency
  • A customized procedure planned and performed for you by your surgeon

Each year, 3 million patients just like you are discovering their favorite activities. Many of them are doing it with the help of Laser Cataract Surgery.

It’s your treatment, and your choice

The LenSx Laser is a great option for many patients considering Laser Cataract Surgery, but it may not be the right fit for everyone. Talk to your eye care professional about what type of treatment is right before you make a decision. When it comes time for your eye care professional to recommend treatment and replacement lens options, he or she will consider a variety of factors, as well as your lifestyle and hobbies.