There are no other eyes like yours. And there is no other cataract procedure like customized laser cataract surgery for your eyes. Dr. Gayton is pleased to offer Alcon’s LenSx laser, a bladeless, computer-controlled laser that allows him 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 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 most corneal incisions for precise 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 patients with large cataracts, endothelial corneal disease, or complex cases by using less ultrasonic energy.
Cataracts are a clouding of your eye’s natural lens that tend to occur in people as they age. 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. When scheduling surgery, patients can also opt for Blended, ReSTOR or Tecnis multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL). These premium lenses reduce a person’s dependency on glasses and are implanted during cataract surgery.
Learn more about the life-changing LenSx laser and premium lenses by calling our office today at 478-923-5872
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