LenSx laser surgery is a gentle and easier approach to cataract surgery. This is a more precise treatment than traditional methods with little to no discomfort during the procedure. Customized, tailored treatment through advanced technology like multifocal lenses can help reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery. The sealing power of the laser provides quicker recovery and reduced inflammation following surgery when compared to traditional methods. To learn more about the LenSx laser, contact Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington, NC today.
What is the LenSx Laser?
With traditional cataract surgery, surgeons will make tiny incisions to remove the blurred lens of the eye using traditional surgical tools and blades. With LenSx, however, the surgeon is able to remove the cataract using a bladeless, femtosecond laser to break apart the cataract and take the necessary measures to remove it, eliminating the need for the use of a manual blade.
Using the bladeless, computer-controlled laser provides the surgeon with a high-resolution image or “map of your eye” to plan the most precise procedure for your eye. Adding computer-control to the key steps of cataract surgery also provides the surgeon with real-time images during the procedure.
During the procedure, the LenSx laser beam is directed using an integrated video microscope and high-definition optical coherence tomography scanner, a sophisticated tool used to image the retina at the back of the eye. The laser is connected (‘docked’) to the patient using a soft, curved contact lens connected to a sterile suction ring.
Am I a Candidate?
During a pre-operative evaluation, our staff will perform a series of measurements and tests that the surgeon will use to determine if you are a candidate for laser-assisted cataract surgery with LenSx laser technology. Using that data, and information from the exam, the surgeon will create a customized surgical plan that works for you.
Most patients with cataracts are candidates for the LenSx laser procedure. Talk to the professionals at Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington, NC to see if LenSx is a good option for you. Contact us today to book a consultation!