LASER CATARACT SURGERY
Blade-Less Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Diagnostic Eye Center is proud to announce that we now offer Laser Cataract Surgery using the LenSx® Laser or the Catalys® Precision Laser System. This is the newest advancement in the field of cataract surgery in Houston and replaces many of the steps currently done by hand, providing greater precision and safety. Dr. Marc Sanders and Dr. Andrew Salem are some of the few ophthalmologists in Houston providing both of these latest laser technologies to their patients.
What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
Laser Cataract Surgery is an advanced technology that adds computer-control to key steps of cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser. The laser analyzes high-resolution images of your eye and helps your surgeon design a custom procedure for you. A patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit so that precise, real-time images are displayed at all times during the laser procedure.
How is Laser Cataract Surgery different from traditional cataract surgery?
In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon makes tiny incisions on the front of the eye with a small blade. Using the LenSx® Laser or the Catalys® Laser to make these incisions provides greater precision and control. The laser also performs other critical steps of the surgical process, including fragmentation of the cataract to make removal faster and easier. The LenSx® Laser and the Catalys® Laser can additionally correct small amounts of astigmatism by making a Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) during the procedure, which has the effect of making the cornea more spherical.