Laser Cataract Surgery

Is Laser Cataract Surgery right for you?

The current standard for treating cataracts is surgery using handheld instruments, which are responsible for nearly 50% of blindness worldwide. Femtosecond lasers deliver a new dimension of precision for ophthalmic surgeons and their patients. The Georgia Center for Sight is proud to offer LenSx? Laser Cataract Surgery. The LenSx? Laser is the first femtosecond laser cleared by the FDA for laser cataract surgery. Femtosecond lasers emit pulses with durations between a few femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds otherwise known as quadrillionths (or millionths of a billionth) of a second. This simply means that this laser is extremely fast and accurate, which leads to virtually no damage to surrounding tissue after laser cataract surgery. The LenSx? Laser is a fully-integrated, image-guided femtosecond laser using a customizable 3-D surgical platform. Femtosecond lasers have the ability to tightly focus energy to produce precise surgical incisions so they are perfect for laser cataract surgery. This allows the surgeon to visualize, customize and perform many of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery including:

  • Anterior capsulotomy
  • Lens fragmentation
  • All corneal incisions

The LenSx? Laser brings a new level of precision to the steps of laser cataract surgery through a number of high-tech features:

  • Real-time video imaging with integrated OCT. Provides three-dimensional visualization of the entire anterior segment during docking, planning and procedure.
  • Curved patient interface. Designed for patient comfort, ease of use and optimal laser performance.
  • Intuitive touch screen graphic user interface. Allows each step of the procedure to be easily planned, customized and executed.
  • True image-guided surgical planning. Enables the surgeon to precisely program the size, shape and location of each incision.
  • The LenSx? Laser uses focused femtosecond laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and the cornea. This results in treatments that are tailored for each patient and delivers a remarkable degree of accuracy.

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, contact Georgia Center for Sight today to schedule your femtosecond laser cataract surgery consultation.