Over the past few years there have been some amazing advances in cataract surgery. First came custom cataract surgery with premium lens implants including the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens and the AcrySof® Toric IOL. Now, the newest innovation in cataract surgery is precise, computer-customized, bladeless cataract surgery!
There are only a small number of these specialized lasers in the country and Solinsky EyeCare is proud to make this surgery available to their patients. Both David Jeng, M.D. and I have been selected to be among the first surgeons to perform bladeless cataract surgery in Connecticut and all of New England. The LenSx Laser is located at the Hartford Hospital Eye Surgery Center in Newington, CT.
Leading eye surgeons consider bladeless laser cataract surgery to be the wave of the future. In 5 to 10 years, it is expected that most, if not all, cataract surgeries will be performed with a laser, but you don't have to wait. Dr. Jeng and I have brought the future of cataract surgery to Connecticut and New England now.
How does this surgery differ from the traditional way? The FDA-approved LenSx® laser system is based on the same femtosecond technology used during bladeless LASIK surgery. It gives the surgeon unprecedented image-guided control and the ability to plan and customize every procedure to the unique characteristics of each patient’s eye. The laser’s increased precision and accuracy translate into better visual outcomes and may increase the likelihood of seeing well without glasses following cataract surgery. The LenSx® laser platform also integrates optical coherence tomography (OCT) to capture high-resolution images of your eyes. Its proprietary software control system analyzes these images of your eye; helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure; and then, visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon! For enhanced accuracy and safety, a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that the surgeon has precise control of your eye throughout the procedure.
While we will continue to offer cataract surgery using traditional techniques, blade-free LenSx laser cataract surgery offers significant advantages for many patients including precision and safety. During your office visit, we will discuss the LenSx laser surgery option with you and help you make your decision.
Most cataracts associated with aging develop slowly, many patients do not notice their visual loss until it has become severe. Patients have described seeing through a cataract is like looking through a cloudy or dirty piece of glass. Some cataracts remain small and never need treatment; others grow more quickly and progressively larger. Only when a cataract seriously interferes with normal activities is it time to consider surgery. And when that time comes, the patients of Solinsky EyeCare will feel better knowing that their surgeon is using the most State of the Art instrument in the world today! To schedule your cataract consultation call 860-233-2020.
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