Laser Cataract Surgery

Lake Austin Eye specializes in bladeless laser cataract surgery!

Laser Cataract Surgery was developed to assist or replace several aspects of the procedure that the surgeon does by hand. This concept is revolutionizing cataract surgery today and is ensuring the highest-precision surgical incisions. This translates into better surgical results and superior vision for the patient. The LenSx® Laser brings a new level of customization to cataract surgery, allowing each procedure to be specifically tailored to the individual’s eye.

By adding computer control and laser precision to the key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx® laser is the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.

The three key benefits of the bladeless laser cataract surgery versus traditional cataract surgery are:

  • The laser provides a more precise circular incision around the cataract, improving the accuracy during placement of the intraocular lens implant, and leads to a greater likelihood of clearer vision. The main corneal incision is created through multiple planes to prevent potential wound leakage. A real time computerized laser imaging system guides the laser beam to the correct target during the surgery.

  • The laser pre-softens the cataract, allowing your doctor to minimize the use of ultrasound energy to remove the cataract lens. Decreased usage of ultrasound energy reduces the chances of thermal injury to tissues inside the eye, which lessens recovery time.

  • Astigmatism correction can be done at the time of cataract surgery using this laser as opposed to a manual incision using a blade. Correcting this at the time of cataract surgery lessens the need for glasses after surgery.

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The LenSx® Laser is a femtosecond laser, which emits cool pulses with durations between a few femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds.

For nearly a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons perform LASIK vision correction with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Designed to revolutionize key steps in the cataract procedure, the LenSx Laser now allows surgeons to perform cataract surgery that is more precise, predictable and reproducible.

Lake Austin Eye has always been a leading innovator in cataract surgery and we pride ourselves on having the most surgically advanced technology. More doctors choose us for themselves and their patients because this technology, combined with the surgical experience of our doctors, translates to greater precision and outstanding outcomes.