All-Laser Cataract Surgery
Kadrmas Eye Care New England is the first ophthalmology practice on the South Shore, South Coast, and Cape Cod to offer all-laser cataract surgery. All-laser cataract surgery allows each patient to have a customized cataract surgical procedure.
All of our eyes are different. The size, depth, and curvature of the cornea, the transparent layer forming the front of the eye, vary significantly from person to person. All-laser cataract surgery enables our ophthalmologist who specializes in cataracts and is a leading expert on the latest technologies and advancements in eye care and eye surgery to capture precise, high-resolution images of your eye and incredibly accurate measurements and data. This information is then used to plan a surgery customized to your particular eye.
How Does All-Laser Cataract Removal Work?
Our ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in cataract surgery uses the latest technology, called the LenSx® Laser, to obtain real-time, three-dimensional visualization of your eye. This provides computer-controlled precision, automating some of the most challenging steps of refractive (vision-correcting) cataract surgery. In particular, it allows him to optimize all surgical incisions (made with lasers) for enhanced, reproducible results and more effective outcomes.
The LenSx® Laser also allows our ophthalmic surgeon to make precise incisions in the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye, known as capsulotomy. This is a crucial step in replacing the clouded lens. It is important that this capsule not be damaged during surgery, as it must hold the artificial replacement lens.
Using the LenSx® Laser enables our eye surgeon to remove the cataract by softening it as it breaks up and breaking it into smaller pieces. Less energy is used, offering less of a chance of burning and distorting the incision.
If you have an astigmatism, the LenSx® Laser enables astigmatism correction at the time of surgery. LASIK enhancement is an option if you should also need vision correction. To correct refractive errors, optimized, multi-focal lenses can be placed with all-laser cataract surgery, offering little to no need for glasses for distance or near vision.
To learn more about all-laser cataract surgery, please call us to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Steven A. Nielsen, MD.