Dr. Hester and Dr. Groat now offer now offer bladeless advanced laser cataract surgery here in Wilmington with the LenSx laser. Sharing the same technology used in bladeless LASIK procedures, the femtosecond laser is a cool (non-thermal) laser which can create incisions of precision and predictability not achievable with hand held blades.
The LenSx with its computer-controlled software is able to perform several steps of the cataract surgery with automated precision (incisions, capsulorrhexis – the creation of the window in the cataract capsule to allow removal, and lens fragmentation –breaking up the cloudy lens). In addition, the LenSx can treat astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery with incisions not only made with the laser, but designed with the exactness of laser imaging as well. Early results suggest that the predictabilitiy and safety of cataract surgery with the LenSx may be greater than traditional surgery. Used in combination with an Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens, patients may experience a greatly reduced need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
Live Oak Ophthalmology can assist with your payment options for advanced cataract surgery technologies. We participate with all major insurance carriers, and financing options are available through Care Credit.
As your surgeon, Dr. Groat or Dr. Hester can help you select the best technology for your surgery based on a custom evaluation of your specific eyes and visual goals. In some cases, traditional cataract surgery may be the best option.