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Bladeless Technology for Cataract Surgery is faster and more accurate

Having regular eye exams is critical to the early detection and treatment of cataracts, and other eye conditions. This is important, because cataracts that go undetected can often lead to blindness.  Cataract surgery has been revolutionized with the introduction of bladeless laser technology. Using lasers for cataract surgery means shorter surgery time, and better visual results for patients.

How cataracts are formed

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye, and is a condition that often occurs with age. The lens of the eye is responsible for focusing light rays that enter the eye, so it must remain clear for the proper transmission of signals. However, over time layers of protein collect on the lens, and this cloudy formation is referred to as a cataract.

Bladeless cataract surgery

During cataract surgery the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This is often done with the use of laser technology. At the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery in Lighthouse Point, Florida, they utilize the LenSx laser for this purpose.

The LenSx laser is an innovative device that integrates advanced technology. Using this laser, surgeons can perform cataract surgery with greater accuracy. Whereas in traditional cataract surgery a blade is used to make the corneal incisions, with bladeless technology for cataract surgery, the laser is used for this purpose. This ensures that the incisions are very precise and predictable.

The laser is also used to open the front of the lens, so that he cataract can be reached. It is also used to break up the cataract. The automation of these steps has made cataract surgery much safer and faster, as the procedure can be done in only 15 minutes.

The LenSx laser is fitted with imaging systems and three dimensional video, which allow surgeons to customize treatment for patients.

If you are interested in learning more about blameless cataract surgery in Lighthouse Point, Florida then contact the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Loeffler.

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