Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Together with the physicians of Lawrence Eye Care Associates, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is an exclusive provider of laser-assisted cataract surgery for Lawrence and surrounding communities. Using the FDA-approved LenSx® laser system, board-certified ophthalmologists perform bladeless cataract removal surgery that offers many benefits over traditional cataract surgery.
Eye surgeons around the world have been using the LenSx system to treat myopia (nearsightedness) since 2001. Now, LMH offers this advanced technology to deliver the same level of precision and safety for patients with cataracts.
Benefits of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Every eye has a different size, depth and curvature. Our LenSx laser system provides high-resolution, 3D images of the eye, empowering surgeons to map and customize each patient’s surgical plan with greater accuracy than ever before. Throughout the procedure, surgeons use the same continuous high-res visualization technology to guide the process and ensure properly shaped and custom-centered incisions.
With advanced accuracy that only computer-controlled technology can provide, the laser creates incisions with specific location, depth and length – no hand-held blades required. Researchers estimate that laser-assisted incisions are 12 times more precise than traditional surgery methods , and laser-assisted incisions cause less stress to eye tissues surrounding the incision, resulting in faster recovery.
Requires less ultrasound energy.
Unlike traditional surgery, laser-assisted procedures soften the cataract as it breaks it up, resulting in smaller, softer pieces that require less ultrasound energy for removal. Less energy means less heat build-up in the incision, resulting in:
- Decreased risk of complications
- Greater protection of the eye’s capsule, which holds the artificial lens implant (also known as an intraocular lens or IOL) in place after surgery
- Optimized visual performance of the IOL – studies show laser procedures enable surgeons to position IOLs more precisely for improved visual outcomes
Also improves astigmatism.
Our advanced laser system can also correct astigmatism during cataract surgery with no open cuts on the surface of the eye. Using the same high-res 3D imaging technology, surgeons pre-plan laser incisions on the cornea to give it a rounder shape, reducing astigmatism and increasing the likelihood that patients won’t need glasses after surgery.
Precise vision starts with precise technology. Our laser-assisted cataract surgery system brings custom, image-guided, computer precision to you. To schedule an appointment, call