Laser Precision for Cataracts
personalEYES | 12 Sep 2019
Cataract removal has come a long way from when incisions were made using hand-held tools. And the patient is the beneficiary!
Now, surgery can be performed with the precision of a laser. Using the LenSx Precision Laser System, surgeons at personalEYES offer their patients unprecedented accuracy and can customise cataract surgical procedures to cater for individual needs.
The LenSx can be used to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. It then softens and breaks up hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentle and easier cataract removal. Clinical studies have shown this opening to be 10 times more accurate when performed with LenSx, than when done by hand.
The procedure amazingly only takes about 15 minutes, and the duration of the stay in the hospital could be 3-4 hours. Patients may expect little or no discomfort during the treatment. Most people report they can’t even remember it. Normally, they will be able to see within 10-15 minutes post-surgery, but vision could be a little blurry. Most patients see well on the first post-operative day, but in some cases, for example, hard and mature cataracts, it may take 2-3 days for full visual recovery.
Depending upon a patient’s pre-operative vision and desired visual result, the surgeon may recommend a customised treatment plan that could include creating ultra-precise laser incisions in the cornea and a specific implant type. Such a customised treatment may reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
Dr. Kerrie Meades is the Medical Director of personalEYES and her team of surgeons offer world’s best practice in the management and care of eye health. If surgery is the best option, let them assure you of the successful outcome you can expect.
This remarkable piece of technology is available through personalEYES at their clinics in:
Level 11, 33 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Rivermark Level 6, 34 Charles St Parramatta NSW 2150
Level 1, The Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton ACT
Phone Toll Free: 1300 68 3937 [1300 Nu Eyes]