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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery – LenSx

April 26, 2017

The LenSx laser is an advanced precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision. The LenSx laser adds computer control to keys steps of the cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high resolution OCT images of the eye. This helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon. To further enhance accuracy, a patient interface connects your eye to an image guided surgical unit. This ensures that both the LenSx laser and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real time images at all times during the laser procedure.

Benefits of laser assisted cataract surgery:

  • A bladeless, advanced procedure,
  • Critical parts of the operation: incisions, capsulorhexis and lens fragmentation are precisely performed,
  • Personalized surgical experience,
  • Comfortable, relaxed setting.

Laser assisted cataract surgery is a new and exciting technology that will revolutionize cataract surgery. Similar to LASIK refractive surgery, the normal approach was to use a blade keratotome to create a corneal flap prior to corneal ablation. A femtosecond laser was then developed to create a flap (intralase) with dramatic improvement in efficacy and long term results. We now have a similar situation with cataract surgery. The LenSx, femtosecond laser, in association with advanced computer and imaging technology, will create a more predictable cataract procedure. There are only 100 LenSx lasers in the United States and Baltimore Eye Physicians is proud to be at the forefront of this technology.