Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
What Is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?
Dr. Groat now offers bladeless advanced laser cataract surgery here in Wilmington with the LenSx laser. Sharing the same technology used in bladeless LASIK procedures, the femtosecond laser is a cool (non-thermal) laser which can create incisions of precision and predictability not achievable with handheld blades.
Advantages Of Laser Cataract Surgery
The LenSx with its computer-controlled software is able to perform several steps of the cataract surgery with automated precision (incisions, capsulorrhexis – the creation of the window in the cataract capsule to allow removal, and lens fragmentation –breaking up the cloudy lens). In addition, the LenSx can treat astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery with incisions not only made with the laser but designed with the exactness of laser imaging as well. Used in combination with an Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens, patients may experience a greatly reduced need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
Candidates For Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
As your surgeon, Dr. Groat can help you select the best technology for your surgery based on a custom evaluation of your specific eyes and visual goals. In some cases, traditional cataract surgery may be the best option.
Cost OF Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery
Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea can assist with your payment options for advanced cataract surgery technologies. We participate with all major insurance carriers, and financing options are available through Care Credit.
Is Laser Cataract Surgery Safe?
Early results suggest that the predictability and safety of cataract surgery with the LenSx may be greater than traditional surgery.