New Windsor, NY 12553
Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery with LenSx®
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 100 million people in the world today who are 80 years old or older. That number is expected to almost quadruple by 2050. Aging is the leading cause of eye diseases, such as cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye. It also happens to be the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Femtosecond lasers have been used successfully in ophthalmic surgery since 2001. The technology has been applied widely, most notably in LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) refractive surgery and in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. Femtosecond lasers emit optical pulses of extremely short duration in the domain of femtoseconds, as short as one-quadrillionth of a second. These ultra-short pulses do not transfer heat or shock to the material being cut and can make surgical incisions with extreme precision.
What exactly is the LenSx® Laser?
While our eyes all share the same basic anatomy, your eyes are totally unique when it comes to their size, depth, curvature and other key features. The LenSx® Laser allows your surgeon to plan and perform a procedure that’s completely customized for each of your eyes. For more than a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons perform LASIK with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Now the LenSx® Laser brings advanced accuracy and reproducibility to cataract surgery.
Before your procedure
The technology behind the LenSx® Laser captures high-resolution images of your eyes. These images yield precise measurements and data that help your surgeon plan and perform a procedure to exacting specifications.
During your procedure
The LenSx® Laser system’s advanced, three dimensional imaging helps your surgeon automate and execute the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery.
After your procedure
The LenSx® Laser is designed to increase the precision of cataract surgery. Many patients experience improved vision after two weeks, and they approach optimal vision between two and four months after their procedure.
Advancing cataract surgery
The LenSx® Laser is an advanced technology because it’s designed to offer:
- A bladeless procedure that’s personalized to your eyes
- Precise, reproducible performance
- Enhanced control and efficiency
- A customized procedure planned and performed for you by your surgeon.
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