When planning your Cataract surgery, you’re going to be given an option on what method will be done during the surgery; Standard or Laser (LenSx®). While our eyes may share the same basic anatomy, your eyes are unique when it comes to their size, depth, curvature and other key features, which all can play a contributing factor in the decision of which procedure is chosen.
As per the name, Standard procedure Cataract surgery is performed majority of the time. After your initial exam diagnosing your cataracts, you will return for a visit to obtain specific measurements of your eyes to provide the surgeon with everything required to map out the procedure with the finest detail. After reviewing this information, Standard surgery is accomplished by making tiny incisions in the eye with a surgical knife and the natural cloudy cataract is removed and replaced with clear standard Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) .
LenSx Laser Cataract Extraction is a blade free procedure assisted by advanced laser technology. The LenSx® laser offers image guidance for predictability and enhanced precision. Using the same specific data and measurements, the LenSx® Laser systems’ advanced three dimensional imaging helps the surgeon automate and execute the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery.