LenSx® Femtosecond Laser Surgery

The LenSx® femtosecond laser signifies a bold leap forward in cataract surgery by bringing image-guided computer precision to refractive cataract surgeons. The LenSx® laser uses 3-D image guided technology that maps the patient’s eye; then the laser uses this computer-guided image to perform precise incisions that would normally be made with a steel or diamond knife. img-rt

The innovative LenSx® laser platform enables surgeons to perform some of the most delicate manual steps of cataract surgery with image-guided visualization and micron level laser precision. The LenSx® laser enhances a surgeon’s ability to predictably create a well centered anterior capsulorhexis of exact diameter, and to effectively fragment the lens for removal.

Cataract surgery and astigmatism correction has become a common and almost routine procedure for ophthalmologists. A cataract is a natural lens that develops over the human eye and becomes opaque, causing discoloration and difficultly seeing correctly. The ophthalmologist makes small incisions into the cataract using laser means, and removes the cataract material.

The LenSx® femtosecond laser has been designed to advance the precision and reproducibility of key manual portions of the cataract procedure, delivering improved post-surgical refractive outcomes for patients with a more exact size, shape and centration of the capsulotomy and precise centering of the intraocular lens.

As with LASIK, the use of a femtosecond laser source enables a surgeon to tailor each procedure for each individual’s unique anatomy. The LenSx® laser also reduces the phacoemulsification energy and time – further enhancing cataract surgery by providing a safe and more accurate refractive outcome.

Benefits of Femtosecond Laser Surgery

 

The three key patients’ benefits of the LenSx® assisted cataract surgery versus traditional manual cataract surgery are:

  1. The laser provides a precise circular incision around the cataract, which is associated with accurate placement of the intraocular lens implant. The main corneal incision is created through multiple planes to reduce the potential for wound leakage. A computerized laser imaging system guides the laser beam to the correct target during the surgery.
  2. The laser pre-softens the cataract, allowing surgeons to minimize the use of ultrasound energy to remove the cataract lens. Decreased usage of ultrasound energy is associated with faster visual recovery and reduces the chances of thermal injury to tissues inside the eye.
  3. Using the laser to create all corneal incisions also allows the surgeon to minimize the amount of astigmatism patients have after surgery, which subsequently lessens the needs for glasses.

 

     

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