What are Cataracts?
A cataract is an opacity (cloudiness) which occurs in the lens of the eye. This can occur at any age. If we live long enough, we will all eventually develop cataracts.
The LenSx® Laser Approach
If you are experiencing the onset of cataracts you know how difficult seeing can be. You may be struggling with night vision or you might not be able to tell the difference between pairs of socks. You may even have sensitivity to sunlight. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you to regain what you've lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now, a technological breakthrough is available for use in cataract surgery.
The Eye Care Institute in Louisville, Kentucky will be among the first practices in the United States to have this breakthrough technology.
When you choose to have your surgery performed with the LenSx® laser, you'll enjoy a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exact individualized specifications, not attainable with past cataract surgery methods.
With the LenSx® laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you've chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience. If you are seeking a Louisville cataract surgeon consider choosing the most advanced cataract surgery technology available right here at Eye Care Institute in Louisville.
LenSx® Laser FAQs
The LenSx® laser provides patients with computer-controlled precision as it automates some of the most challenging steps of refractive cataract surgery. The laser replaces the traditional hand-held blade to optimize all incisions for enhanced, reproducible surgical performance. This breakthrough technology provides the surgeon with real-time three-dimensional visualization for true customization of your lens replacement procedure. In addition to using the femtosecond laser to do many of the surgical steps traditionally performed by hand, our doctors still use many of the best innovations in cataract surgery, such as drops, only anesthesia (no shots), sutureless incisions through the clear cornea and foldable intraocular lenses. These advances allow us to use the smallest possible incision, approximately 1/18th of an inch.
Your eyes can be compared to snowflakes! While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features. Which is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery.
While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® laser uses a range of highly-advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly precise, high resolution images of your eyes. These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications notattainable with traditional surgery. Cataract surgery with the LenSx® may not be right for you, speak with your surgeon about all cataract surgery options.
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To learn more about our Laser Cataract Surgery procedures, call us today at (502) 589-1500 or fill out the contact form below. The Eye Care Institute is proud to serve Louisville, KY, and the surrounding areas.