There are no eyes like yours, and there is no cataract procedure like customized laser cataract surgery for your eyes. The Eye Associates is pleased to offer Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery with Alcon’s LenSx® laser. The LenSx® laser brings a new level of customization to cataract surgery, allowing each procedure to be specifically tailored to patient anatomy and surgeon preference.
By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx® laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
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Traditional Cataract Surgery VS Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
||Bladeless Laser Surgery
|Surgeon manually makes the corneal incisions with a blade
||The LenSx® laser makes the incisions
|Surgeon manually makes an opening in the front of the lens' capsule to gain access to the cataract
||The LenSx® laser makes the opening
|Surgeon divides the cataract manually with an ultrasonic probe
||The LenSx® laser divides the cataract
|Surgeon removes the cataract with an ultrasonic probe and suction
||Surgeon removes the cataract with an ultrasonic probe and suction
|Intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted by the surgeon
||Intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted by the surgeon
Frequently asked questions about Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
What is a LenSx® laser?
The LenSx® 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 with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Designed to revolutionize key steps in the cataract procedure, the LenSx® Laser now allows surgeons perform cataract surgery that is more precise, predictable and reproducible.
Why did The Eye Associates decide to begin utilizing the LenSx® laser for cataract surgery?
The Eye Associates 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 our seasoned surgical team, translates to greater precision and outstanding outcomes.
What does the LenSx® laser do?
LenSx® automates the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery, such as performing corneal incisions, opening the capsule and softening and breaking up the cataract. Prior to the introduction of this laser, traditional cataract surgery involved the creation of several small incisions made manually with a blade. With LenSx®, the surgeon can create those incisions with the laser, resulting in a significantly higher degree of precision. Also the advanced imaging systems provides both real-time video as well as three-dimensional visualization, enabling the surgeons to custom design a treatment plan that is individually tailored for your eyes.
Will this procedure be covered by insurance?
If reduced vision criteria is met, Medicare pays 80% of a standard IOL surgery after your yearly deductible has been satisfied. Individuals must check with their respective carriers for specific eligibility and coverage benefits.
LenSx® is a premium enhanced procedure not covered by Medicare and other insurances, and will requires an out-of-pocket fee from the patient. Patients will receive specific information on the cost of their procedure during the surgery counseling process.