North Carolina Eye Ear Nose & Throat has been recognized as the first provider to offer — bladeless cataract surgery using the LenSx® Laser technology within the Raleigh Durham Triangle area. Bladeless cataract surgery is the newest cutting edge, recently FDA-approved preferred procedure of cataract surgery available.
Adopting the latest technological advances in ophthalmology is nothing new for North Carolina Eye Ear Nose & Throat, who strives to provide the most effective care and treatment for their patients. “The FDA approved LenSx® Laser is the most significant advancement in cataract surgery that has occurred in 25 years,” declares Dwight D. Perry, M.D., F.A.C.S. “The LenSx® bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery procedure will make the surgical management of cataracts safer than ever. For patients seeking cataract surgery, it will improve their vision subjectively and objectively compared to conventional techniques,” he explains further.
The LenSx® Laser is the first femtosecond laser cleared for use in cataract surgery, representing a breakthrough for image-guided Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery. Now many of the most challenging, manually executed steps can be accurately and predictably performed with computer precision and reproducibility. This means with this advanced technology, cataract surgery is now more precise, safe and gentle on the eyes. This technology allows the doctors to customize each procedure to each patient’s corneal contours, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and are common in seniors. The National Eye Institute reports that by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
The surgery involves two small incisions in the cornea to allow access for instruments. Surgeons use ultrasound energy to break up the cloudy lens and remove it via suction. The artificial IOL is then slipped into the eye, restoring normal or near-normal vision. North Carolina Eye Ear Nose & Throat is currently offering this service with four doctors on staff trained to use this new technology.
“I have been practicing for long enough now to have seen ‘the next big thing in cataract surgery’ a few times around now, only to see it not live up to expectations. This, however, is the most exciting thing I have been a part of in my entire career. Laser-assisted cataract surgery with the LenSx® platform allows us to perform this surgery with an added level of safety, accuracy, and precision that is unparalleled. It is already exceeding expectations,” adds Daniel Simon, M.D.
For more information about LenSx® Laser Bladeless Cataract Surgery introduced to the Raleigh Durham market by North Carolina Eye Ear Nose & Throat, please visit them at http://www.nceent.com/cataract-care/bladeless-cataract-surgery/.
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