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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery


Now, a cataract procedure as unique as your eye itself.

Kearney Eye Institute is introducing Alcon LenSx® Laser Technology.

No matter what aspects of life you value most – working, golfing, reading or taking in the scenery while strolling around town – chances are they’re highly - or wholly - dependent on your sight. So if your vision is clouded by cataracts, you may actually be losing the ability to enjoy the very things, places and people that make life worth living.

Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you regain what you’ve lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now, a technological breakthrough is available for use in cataract surgery. When you choose to have your surgery performed with Alcon’s LenSx® laser, you’ll enjoy a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. With the LenSx® laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience. Take a few minutes to review the following pages carefully. For a closer look at LenSx® laser technology, speak to your eye care professional. He or she will help you to make the best choice for your eyes.

What is the LenSx® laser? 

The LenSx® laser is an advanced, precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer-control, helping surgeons to customize the procedure to your eye. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients. When you choose the LenSx® laser, you’ll enjoy a range of vital benefits.

A custom tailored solution for your eyes.

While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features, which is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery. While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly precise, high-resolution images of your eyes. These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications not attainable with traditional surgery.

Computer control to ensure unmatched precision and accuracy every step of the way. 

The LenSx® laser adds computer-control to key steps of cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high-resolution OCT images of your eye; helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure; and visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon! To further enhance accuracy, a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that both the LenSx® laser computer and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real-time images at all times during the laser procedure.

The next evolution in cataract surgery.

In non-laser cataract surgery, the surgeon makes incisions and removes the old lens using traditional surgical instruments and blades. The LenSx® laser performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser.

When you choose the LenSx® laser approach, you will enjoy the benefits of:

  • a bladeless, advanced procedure
  • a comfortable, relaxed setting
  •  a personalized surgical experience


They’re your eyes and you have options. 

Cataract surgery using the LenSx® laser is an advanced technological option available, but it may not be right for you. Talk to your eye care professional about all available options before you decide how to proceed. In recommending a mode of cataract surgery and a cataract replacement lens, your eye care professional will take into account many aspects of your eye health.  He or she will also consider your general health and lifestyle preferences.

The LenSx® laser.    An advanced technology.     A customized solution.

When your sight is compromised, your life is compromised. Fortunately, with the most technologically advanced laser, you can have the confidence that you are doing the very best for your eyes. Now that you know about the LenSx® laser, make an appointment with Kearney Eye Institute for full details.