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Many times, a patient will describe that looking through a cataract is like looking through a dirty window. Cataracts can cause an increased demand in light for reading and significant glare while driving, especially at night. Surgical removal of a cataract is performed with the intent to alleviate these symptoms and restore sharp vision. With the clouded lens removed, a new, clear intraocular lens is inserted into the space previously occupied by the natural lens.
Just as you have options when it comes to choosing the lens that you receive during cataract surgery, you also have the option of choosing the technology that’s used to perform the procedure. That means you have the choice between surgery performed by hand or with the assistance of laser technology. Eye Surgical and Medical Associates are proud to offer you the latest technology in cataract surgery.
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Either type of procedure can be effective when performed by a skilled surgeon, but laser-assisted cataract surgery procedures are generally more predictable and precise. Laser-assisted cataract surgery technology can automate certain steps during the procedure with laser precision. This includes procedures involving presbyopic-correcting and astigmatic-correcting lenses.
Customized Precision with the LenSx® Laser
If you opt for laser cataract surgery, your surgeon may operate using the LenSx® Laser, which offers a level of accuracy exceeding that of manual surgery methods. The LenSx® Laser first measures your eye to plan a procedure that’s unique to you. It then performs incisions to break apart the cataract with more speed and precision than is possible manually, increasing accuracy and contributing to more predictable surgical outcomes.
Medicare and private insurance typically cover some of the costs of laser-assisted cataract surgery.
However, there may be out-of-pocket expenses involved, including for imaging associated with advanced technology lenses.