Cataract surgery has undergone a revolutionary advance – shifting from a manual technique to an ultramodern femtosecond laser procedure which can treat even the hardest of cataracts in minutes. Not since the “no-stitch” cataract procedure has the ophthalmology profession experienced such a seismic shift in eye surgery; and it’s now in Houston. On July 20 2012, Dr Mark Mayo and Dr. Edward Wade earned the distinction of being among the first to perform the LensSx Laser Cataract procedure in the United States. With the introduction of the FDA approved LenSx Laser, the 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. Eye Center of Texas offers a range of treatment options to suit your vision goals. Your eyes are unique. Based on the distinctive anatomy of your eyes, we will work with you to help you achieve your “personal best” vision. While no two patients are the same, our doctors will evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for Laser Cataract Surgery, assess your desired vision outcome and help you decide which Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) will most likely help you achieve your vision goals.