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Laser Cataract Surgery

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery

Video: LenSx Laser for Cataract Surgery gives patients safer options.

Eye Center of Texas is one of the first ophthalmology practices in the U.S. to make the FDA approved LenSx Femtosecond Laser available to cataract patients. Until now, traditional cataract procedures were performed manually where the surgeon used a blade for all incisions. A manual procedure allows for a margin of error that can affect outcomes. With the introduction of the FDA approved LenSx Laser, eye surgeons at Eye Center of Texas now have the ability to provide 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. The breakthrough technology provides the surgeon with real-time three dimensional visualization for true customization of your lens replacement procedure.

Recent results show that the LenSx Laser is up to 10x more precise than manual techniques for some portions of the cataract surgical procedure and improves the safety and accuracy of your cataract surgery.

The good news is that you are experiencing cataracts at a time in the evolution of cataract surgery when technological advances are making the procedure better with laser cataract surgery. Your visual outcome will improve with advanced lifestyle IOLs.  Cataract surgery is typically paid for by Medicare and most insurance companies. Currently laser cataract surgery with advanced lifestyle IOLs are considered a premium procedure not covered by Medicare, HMO’s or other insurance companies.  These treatments are available on a cash pay basis; however, financing is available through Care Credit.

Video:  LenSx Laser vs Traditional Cataract Surgery

ORA System (Optiwave Refractive Analysis)

Just when you thought technology couldn’t get any better, Eye of Texas is pleased to offer a new cataract surgery measurement tool which helps customize your vision even further during cataract surgery. The ORA intraoperative aberrometry system provides real-time analysis of your eye during surgery. Before ORA, there were no available tools like this. Prior to cataract surgery, other measurements are taken to ensure proper IOL power selection but there was always a margin of error when making the proper selection. Surgeons are unable to assess quality of vision during the cataract procedure and would need to wait weeks to determine if the proper IOL selection was made. With this new technology, verification of the proper IOL happens during your surgery! Our surgeons now utilize ORA with all premium lens procedures to ensure proper IOL selection.

Video:  Dr. Mark Mayo explains the ORA System


Benefits of the ORA System

There are many important benefits to having the ORA System™ technology included as part of your vision correction procedure. These include:

  • The ORA System may help your surgeon achieve better results and provide you an improved quality of vision.
  • The ORA System gives your surgeon an added level of confirmation for an optimal outcome.
  • If you have astigmatism, the ORA System may improve the accuracy of your correction to help reduce the chance you’ll need to wear eyeglasses after your procedure.