Cataract surgery is a common procedure. During the procedure, the doctor removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (an intraocular lens, or IOL). Until recently, cataract surgery required the surgeon to make incisions manually with a scalpel. As with all manual procedures, this method was lacking in precision and had a margin of error that sometimes lead to less than optimal outcomes. The development of the FDA-approved LenSx Femtosecond Laser eliminated these problems.
The LenSx allows the surgeons in Sugar Land to perform highly precise bladeless cataract surgery. The system automates the most technically difficult parts of cataract surgery, producing optimal results, each and every time. All of the incisions are made with a laser instead of with a scalpel. Real-time three-dimensional visualization of the eye combined with computer-controlled precision allows the surgeon to customize the procedure as needed for each patient’s particular eye. Clinical studies have shown that the LenSx system is 10X more precise than manual surgery, and its use improves the efficacy and safety of cataract surgery.
The Eye Center of Texas at Sugar Land was one of the first practices in the U.S. to adopt the LenSx laser system for performing bladeless cataract surgery. Patients who choose The Eye Center at Sugar Land for correction of their cataracts are about to experience the most advanced treatment available. A laser surgical procedure combined with advanced lifestyle IOLs will dramatically improve your visual outcome.
The Eye Center of Texas at Sugar Land is also proud to offer the new Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) intraoperative oberrometry system. During laser cataract surgery, the ORA System performs real-time analysis of the eye and provides instant feedback to the surgeon, allowing the surgeon to confidently select the perfect IOL for each eye.
Prior to the development of the ORA System, surgeons would take measurements of the eye and select an IOL before the procedure. However, there was always a margin of error with this method. Because there was no feedback provided during the surgical procedure, the only way to tell if the correct IOL had been selected was to wait for several weeks after the surgical procedure. Not with ORA- the surgeon can be confident that the correct power was selected during the surgical procedure itself. In Sugar Land cataract surgery always produces optimal results.
When added to a laser Sugar Land cataract surgery procedure, the ORA system has many benefits:
- Improved quality of vision
- Improved accuracy of visual correction
- May be able to correct astigmatism
- Immediate confirmation of the correct IOL
Medicare and most insurance companies will cover basic cataract surgery. However, at this time, laser surgery and advanced lifestyle IOLs are considered to be a premium procedure that is not covered by Medicare or by most insurance companies and HMOs. Laser cataract surgery Sugar Land TX is available for cash payments. Financing through Care Credit can also be arranged.
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