The Cataract Institute at New Vision Eye Center is pleased to offer Alcon's LenSx® laser, a bladeless, computer-aided laser that allows our surgeons to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.
The femtosecond laser technology that brought new levels of safety, accuracy and predictability to LASIK surgery is also advancing cataract surgery. In our office, we call the procedure Bladeless Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, but it also is known generally as laser cataract surgery. In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femtosecond laser replaces or assists the use of a hand-held surgical tool for the following steps in cataract surgery:
1. The corneal incision
2. The anterior capsulotomy
3. Lens and cataract fragmentation
The use of a laser can improve the precision, accuracy and reproducibility of each of these steps, potentially reducing risks and improving visual outcomes of cataract surgery.
Life doesn't happen at only one distance.™ Today there is a choice of lenses, including multifocal intraocular lenses. This type of lens helps patients enjoy crisp, clear, and potentially glasses-free vision, from near to far and everywhere in-between.
A multifocal lens is a breakthrough because it corrects distance vision for patients with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reason many patients need reading glasses as their eyes age. There are many multifocal lens choices for your physician to select for you. Approximately four out of five patients in the supporting clinical study who had the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® multifocal lens in both eyes reported never having to wear glasses for near or distance vision following cataract surgery.
Multifocal lenses are a breakthrough in cataract surgery because, unlike traditional monofocal IOLs, it's a multifocal IOL, designed to restore your full range of vision, from the pages of a book, to your computer screen, to scenic landscapes. As the name implies, monofocal lenses only give you clear vision at one focal point - usually distance. You will need to wear glasses to read and to see closely.
If you have astigmatism and cataracts, we may recommend another advanced lens called a toric lens. A toric IOL treats preexisting astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts, so you don't have to undergo two separate procedures. You will also enjoy improved-quality distance vision.
Whichever IOL you choose, you can rest assured that laser cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. With traditional cataract surgery, we simply make a tiny incision in your eye, remove its natural, clouded lens, and replace it with a new lens. The actual surgery can take minutes, and the results are permanent and life changing. Most patients are back to their normal activity the very next day. After the lens is implanted in one eye, you will be scheduled for the procedure for your second eye - one to two weeks later (assuming there is a cataract in the second eye).
By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx® laser ensures the highest-precision surgical incisions. The LenSx® laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
The Cataract Institute at New Vision Eye Center is proud to offer technologies such as the LenSx® laser and advanced technology multifocal and toric, as well as monofocal, lenses as part of our ongoing commitment to patients who want the latest advances in eye care.
Call us today at 772-257-8700 to schedule your laser cataract surgery consultation with Dr. Paul Minotty or Dr. Stephen Tate.