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LenSx MachineThe LenSx® laser approach – A New era in Refractive Cataract Surgery Bladeless computer controlled laser approach to cataract surgery

If you are experiencing the onset of cataracts you know how difficult seeing can be. You may be struggling with night vision or you might not be able to tell the difference between pairs of socks. You may even have sensitivity to sunlight. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you to regain what you’ve lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now, a technological breakthrough is available for use in cataract surgery. The Dulaney Eye Institute will be serving the areas of greater Baltimore, Maryland with new laser cataract surgery technology.

When you choose to have your surgery performed with this LenSx® laser, you’ll enjoy a truly innovative solution that allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exact individualized specifications, not attainable with past cataract surgery methods.

With the LenSx® laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience. If you are seeking a Baltimore cataract surgeon consider choosing the most advanced cataract surgery technology available right here at Dulaney Eye Institute.

Introducing LenSx® Laser Technology.
Why would I want bladeless femtoseond laser cataract surgery?

LenSx® laser offers you a precision based solution for cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser surgery planned and performed to exact individualized specifications, not attainable with other surgical methods.

Why is this described as customized laser cataract surgery?

Your eyes can be compared to snowflakes! While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features. Which is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery.

While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® laser uses a range of highly-advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly precise, high resolution images of your eyes. These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications, not attainable with traditional surgery.

Choosing Your Lens Implant

During both traditional cataract surgery and femtosecond bladeless cataract surgery the cataract is removed and a new lens is required. You will need to understand what your lens implant options. Fortunately, premium lens implant technology is now available to help you see without glasses at near, far and intermediate distances. You may choose to consult with your ophthalmologist regarding premium lens implants options based on your unique visual requirements.

Cataract Surgery at Dulaney Eye Institute
Baltimore Cataract Surgery

Like traditional cataract surgery you should arrive about an hour prior to your procedure. Although the femtosecond laser only adds minutes to this procedure, plan to spend 2 to 3 hours at the center for the preoperative steps and for recovery.

The LenSx® laser provides patients with computer-controlled precision as it automates some of the most challenging steps of refractive cataract surgery. The laser replaces the traditional hand-held blade to optimize all incisions for enhanced, reproducible surgical performance. This breakthrough technology provides the surgeon with real-time three-dimensional visualization for true customization of your lens replacement procedure. In addition to using the femtosecond laser to do many of the surgical steps traditionally performed by hand, our doctors still use many of the best innovations in cataract surgery, such as drops, only anesthesia (no shots), sutureless incisions through the clear cornea and foldable intraocular lenses. These advances allow us to use the smallest possible incision, approximately 1/18th of an inch.