There are no other eyes like yours. And there is no other cataract procedure like customized laser cataract surgery for your eyes. Dr. Johnny Gayton is pleased to offer Alcon’s LenSx laser, a bladeless, computer-controlled laser that allows us to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx laser helps ensure the highest-precision surgical incisions. The LenSx laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
Many people already believe that a laser is used for cataract surgery, which until now was not true. In traditional cataract surgery, doctors make an incision, break up, and remove the natural lens by hand. The LenSx for laser assisted cataract surgery is approved to perform the most vital steps of surgery by using real-time imaging technology. This allows Dr. Gayton to view the anterior chamber and the cornea for image-guided precision during the surgery. With this advancement in technology Dr. Gayton can further improve our already exceptional results by increasing the accuracy and reproducibility of several of the manual steps in traditional cataract surgery.
There are several advantages that the LenSx provides over traditional cataract surgery. Dr. Gayton is able to adjust and preprogram the size and location of all corneal incisions for total control. Accurate corneal incisions provide tighter, more self sealing wounds, reducing the risk of infection and complications during surgery. Improved vision can be achieved using the LenSx by delivering higher-quality incisions to treat astigmatism and reducing the ultrasonic power used during surgery for quicker healing. It also benefits for patients with large cataracts, endothelial corneal disease, or complex cases by using less ultrasonic energy.
Patients can also opt for cataract surgery with the Blended, ReSTOR or Tecnis multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL). Cataracts are a clouding of your eye’s natural lens that tend to occur in people ages 55 years and older. In fact, half of all Americans have them—or have had cataract surgery—by age 80. Cataracts can make objects appear blurry, make colors look dull, and cause trouble seeing at night. These premium lenses can be implanted in the eye during cataract surgery and replace your eye’s natural lens.
These lenses are more advanced than traditional monofocal IOLs because of their unique design and refractive components. Traditional monofocal lenses do not correct astigmatism and can only give you distance vision, bifocals or reading glasses are still needed for everyday use. The ReSTOR and Tecnis multifocal lenses, on the other hand, can give you clearer vision at a distance and comfortable reading vision without reading glasses. This is because it corrects both cataracts and a condition known as presbyopia, which causes many people to need reading glasses as their eyes age.
Blended vision aims to provide excellent unaided vision following cataract surgery for presbyopic patients using special aspheric monofocal IOLs that studies have shown to improve intermediate vision while targeting one eye for distance and the other for near. Since each IOL has a wider range of vision it makes patients able to adapt to the difference in each eye easier than traditional monovision.
There’s more good news, Eyesight Associates also offers several different ways to treat astigmatism during or after cataract surgery. Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due to an irregular shape of a person’s cornea or to their lens. Astigmatism is a very common vision condition that can be unique to each individual person. Using the most advanced diagnostic equipment available, Dr. Johnny Gayton can determine the amount of astigmatism and customize a treatment based on each person’s needs.
Learn more about the life-changing LenSx laser and premium lenses by calling our office today at 478-923-5872
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