Enhanced Precision and Accuracy
At the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, we believe you deserve the very best in care. To provide the safest, most precise cataract surgery possible, we feature the LenSx® Laser at our Phoenix practice, serving patients in Sun City, Sun City West, Wickenburg, and surrounding communities. The LenSx® Laser is the first femtosecond laser (delivering many pulses of laser light per second) to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for use in cataract surgery. Handheld surgical tools are the current standard in cataract surgery, but this technology combines lasers and computer imaging for greater safety and more predictable results. It can also be used to concurrently treat astigmatism.
You can learn more about cataracts and your candidacy for treatment using the LenSx® Laser during a consultation with one of our highly trained doctors. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.
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What is the LenSx® Laser?
The LenSx® Laser is a sophisticated surgical tool that makes cataract surgery safer and more effective than ever before. Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens, which lies behind the cornea, becomes clouded, obstructing vision. In the early stages of cataracts, clearer vision can be achieved using conservative treatments like eye drops and glasses. However, cataracts eventually become so severe that the crystalline lens must be surgically removed and replaced with a synthetic lens in order for a patient to see clearly.
I just never expected the surgery to have this kind of impact on my life.
The LenSx® Laser system implements a bladeless, computer-controlled laser to make extremely precise alterations to the eye's tissue. By enhancing control over the most important steps of cataract surgery, including the primary incision and breaking up the cataractous lens, the LenSx® Laser minimizes the risk in each step of the procedure. From the planning phase of treatment to the final surgical outcome, the LenSx® Laser combines a number of advanced technologies to streamline and improve treatment. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), for example, creates a detailed digital image of the eyes. This real-time visual aid allows the surgeon unparalleled control during the procedure. The LenSx® Laser also creates incisions that are five times more precise than handheld tools can create.
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Watch a Video of Laser Cataract Surgery
Many patients like to see Dr. Justo perform the surgery to learn more about his process, using the latest technology. Click here or below to watch a brief educational video that includes real surgical video, and a glimpse of the technology in action.
We understand no two patient conditions are alike, and every treatment we provide is fully customized. LenSx® Laser allows microscopic differences in the size of a patient's eyes and the thickness and curvature of the cornea to be considered when planning treatment. Treatment using the LenSx® Laser can be customized to a greater degree than the majority of ophthalmic surgery tools available today.
Many who require cataract surgery also suffer with astigmatism, a condition in which vision is distorted because of an irregular shape of the cornea or the crystalline lens. The LenSx® Laser can be used to concurrently treat this common condition. Many of our patients who choose to receive an intraocular lens (IOL), like the AcrySof® IQ or Toric lenses, can attain even clearer corrected vision.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Our team combines extensive training and advanced technology with compassion, and we will take the time to discuss your treatment options with you, including the benefits and risks of cataract surgery. If you are suffering with cataracts, you deserve the safest, most precise treatment available. We are proud to offer treatment using some of the most sophisticated tools available. Schedule a consultation at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center today.