LenSx-New Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery
The LenSx laser is an image-guided, high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser that performs the most crucial steps of the cataract surgery with unparalleled precision. It represents the latest development in cataract surgery which is called FLACS (Femto Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery).
If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with cataracts then you are certainly not alone as cataracts are a natural part of the aging process. Cataract procedures are one of the most commonly performed surgeries around the world.
For decades, cataract surgeons used manual techniques to perform the intricacies of cataract surgery. Today, surgeons working in state of the art Eye Centers around the world have now the ability to perform these steps with the LenSx Laser.
The LenSx completes the most difficult parts of the surgery with extreme accuracy. The surgeon using detailed computerized images and advanced OCT imaging of the eye adjusts the Laser to create precisely positioned incisions in the cornea. The cataract is then fragmented by the Laser before finally being removed by the surgeon using ultrasound.
FLACS offers several surgical advantages over manual cataract surgery:
- Precision, control and reproducibility of incisions unachievable with manual techniques.
- Accuracy in depth and positioning of corneal incisions – critical in astigmatic correction
- Perfect centration and sizing of the capsulorhexis (opening in the cataract capsule) – critical in optimizing premium multifocal lens implantation
- Fragmentation of the lens substantially reducing ultrasonic energy use
- Elevating precision and efficiency in cataract refractive surgery
It is important to understand that phacoemulsification is still considered a perfectly safe and successful method of removing your cataract. LenSx gives advantages over phacoemulsification that relate more to accuracy of the final refractive result of the surgery and the need to wear glasses for distance and reading rather than safety of the final visual result.