Laser Cataract Surgery
Luckily, we live in the era of Laser Cataract Surgery
Today you can choose to treat your other vision problems as well as your cataracts. You can choose to reduce your dependence on glasses. And you can choose the precision of laser cataract surgery with the LenSx Laser. The LenSx Laser was the first femtosecond laser developed and continues to be the industry leader.
The LenSx Laser offers a more predictable and precise way for surgeons to perform cataract surgery. Unlike traditional cataract procedures, the LenSx Laser uses a computer-guided laser as a tool to break up a cataract and to create incisions in the cornea. Like fingerprints, no two eyes are exactly the same. Every eye needs to be mapped before cataract surgery. The LenSx Laser offers a more precise way to map the eye, providing your surgeon with images and data needed to plan and perform surgery. Each incision can be customized for your eye and programmed into the LenSx Laser.
In the below video Dr. Mark Mayo discusses the benefits of laser cataract surgery and why he prefers this treatment for his Houston cataracts patients.
In recent years, 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. With the FDA-approved LenSx Laser, eye surgeons at Eye Center of Texas 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 your 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.
If you have pre-existing eye conditions, you may not be a candidate for LenSx Laser 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 the quality of vision during the cataract procedure and would need to wait weeks to determine if the proper IOL selection was made. With this 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.
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.