What Is LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery And How Does It Work?

Posted: Oct 28, 2021 by The Eye Center
Filed under: cataract, laser, lenSx, surgery

Looking for a cataract surgery treatment that removes cataracts with greater accuracy and precision? LenSx® laser cataract surgery makes that a reality! But what is this recent innovation in cataract surgery? How does it work, the benefits, and the best laser eye surgery in Columbia, SC? Let’s find out!

What Is LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery?

The Eye Center has invested in this new cataract surgery treatment – LenSx® laser surgery! LenSx® laser cataract surgery is a blade-free surgery treatment that has been used in more than 400,000 procedures globally. This procedure contributes to enhanced surgical outcomes because they are designed to improve precision.

Traditional cataract surgery with a small blade is one of if not the most reliable procedures in medicine. Patients routinely get excellent results and are very happy with this approach. However, if you are someone who embraces innovative technologies, wants the latest, greatest methods, or has significant astigmatism, LenSx® may be an excellent option.

How Does LenSx® Work?

The LenSx® femtosecond laser uses automated laser pulses to make accurate incisions on the crystalline lens, lens capsule, and cornea for accurate and tailored results. Each LenSx® procedure depends on a high-resolution three-dimensional surgical platform for lens fragmentation and incision. This procedure doesn’t take as much time as compared to the traditional procedures. After the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort, which will dissipate within a short time. When performing a cataract surgery with the LenSx® laser, the surgeon still uses the traditional ultrasound (Phaco) to remove the cataract. The benefit is seen in that the laser makes the incisions, and breaks the cataract into smaller pieces, making it easier for your surgeon to remove. After the cataract has been removed and the surgery is complete, a refractive lens implant might be used to enhance vision.

Benefits Of LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery

Quick And Comfortable- Irrespective of your condition, each LenSx® procedure takes less time and comes with no severe discomfort.

Precision- Unlike traditional procedures, LenSx® comes with high precision and more accurate results. Therefore, surgery is more precise for each eye. Also, it is computer-guided and programmable.

Real-Time Visualization- Before the surgery, doctors make a 3D map of the patient’s eyes which is used during the surgery.

Bottom Line

Ready to give this procedure a shot? First, find out if the procedure is right for you. To do that, you will need to consult an ophthalmologist in South Carolina offering this cataract surgery procedure and schedule a cataract consultation with them. They will help you make informed decisions!

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The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.

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