LenSx® New Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery

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Patients with cataracts, a disorder in which the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, experience symptoms such as light sensitivity and poor vision. Traditional cataract surgery is a reliable treatment method, but LenSx® technology makes the process safer, more accurate, and predictable. The LenSx® laser-assisted cataract surgery is painless, more precise than traditional surgical techniques, and has a faster recovery time. Before leaving the recovery room, many patients report better vision. The bladeless procedure, which uses a computer-guided laser, allows Dr. Frangie to conduct cataract surgery with improved precision and a faster recovery time. We provide the most outstanding medical eye care to our patients, and the laser allows us to do so. We have more control over the result of an operation when we use the LenSx® Laser, allowing us to adapt the surgery to our patient’s demands precisely.

Why LenSx® Technology?

The LenSx® laser creates the required incisions for cataract surgery using a beam of laser light. Dr. Frangie uses a modern computer-guidance system to aim the laser across the eye, ensuring the most exact and accurate outcomes for each patient.

How Does the LenSx® Laser Work?

The most difficult steps of conventional cataract surgery are automated using LenSx®. Before the advent of this laser, traditional cataract surgery required multiple tiny incisions to be made during the process. These incisions were all done by hand using a blade. The surgeon can make such incisions with a lot more accuracy with LenSx®. This, paired with the real-time image-guided function, allows Dr. Frangie to view what’s going on in the eye during surgery and assists the surgeon in accomplishing the following:

Anterior capsulotomy: is a surgical procedure that opens the translucent, cellophane-like capsule surrounding the eye’s natural crystalline lens.

Lens fragmentation: The cataract lens of the eye is frequently breaking apart and softening.

All corneal incisions: all corneal incisions are connected to cataract surgery.

Who Is Suited for LenSx® Procedure?

The only way to be certain is to have a complete eye exam that includes a professional cataract diagnosis. Dr. Frangie will assess your cataract symptoms and determine whether surgery is required. If this is the case, we will spend time explaining your surgery alternatives and answering any questions you may have.

At some point in their life, everyone over the age of 60 develops cataracts. Your lens becomes cloudy early in the cataract process and swells a little. You grow a bit more near-sighted as your lens becomes larger. Regular eye checkups will help you stay ahead of the curve for cataract development. In the early stages of a cataract, merely altering your glasses prescription can typically restore your vision.

However, as you get older, your cataract becomes increasingly clouded, and no amount of changing your glasses prescription can help you see better. The only method to restore your eyesight at that time is to have the cataract removed through eye surgery.

The Laser Surgical Procedure

LenSx® uses high-resolution photographs to precisely map the eye and offer specific measurements and other data utilized to execute the operation. The surgeon puts a small probe into the eye through a tiny incision made by a computer-guided laser. To break apart the broken lens, the probe produces ultrasonic energy.

The microscopic shards are then suctioned out with a second probe, which is then used to insert and place the new artificial intraocular lens implant.

See the Difference for Yourself

To know more about cataract eye surgery and implants in Massachusetts, contact us at (413) 363-2732 or fill out our contact form. We’ll set up an appointment to begin discussing and assessing your alternatives.

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