Going beyond traditional cataract surgery methods, Kelly Eye Center is proud to offer the latest, most innovative eye surgery technique — laser cataract surgery.
Utilizing bladeless laser technology, this type of cataract surgery provides a custom-tailored solution for effective cataract removal in the Raleigh-Durham area. To learn more about this breakthrough in cataract surgery, read on.
Kelly Eye Center is the first eye center in the Raleigh-Durham area to offer laser cataract surgery. This advanced laser technology provides our patients with the safest, most gentle cataract surgery method available today. A laser cataract surgery accomplishes many of the manual surgical steps such as primary and secondary incisions; capsulorhexis; lens fragmentation and astigmatism correction. The near perfect circular incision helps with better lens positioning.Click here to learn more about lens implants.
More and more of our patients are asking for bladeless cataract surgery because it allows your cataract surgeon to use a computer-controlled laser to remove your cataracts to exact specifications for a truly customized procedure.
Our unique LenSx® Laser utilizes integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) and related software to capture and analyze precise, high-resolution images of your eyes, providing your surgeon with accurate, real-time visuals throughout the laser cataract surgery procedure.
Simply by having your cataract removed and an implant (IOL) placed your vision will improve. Most patients that require glasses after cataract surgery for their driving or distance vision have treatable astigmatism. Astigmatism is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. The shape is more like a football than a basketball. If left untreated, it affects your vision at all ranges and hampers the ability to see fine details. Full time use of glasses will be necessary to achieve clear vision. Near, distance and intermediate vision is distorted because light rays are not focused on a single spot on the retina.
Dr. Kelly is using Femtosecond laser technology during cataract surgery to treat astigmatism. By using the laser’s computer guided imaging, Dr. Kelly can safely reduce a patient’s corneal astigmatism. With exacting precision the laser creates small incisions to smooth out the shape of the cornea. For patients that have large amounts of astigmatism or are not candidates for laser, Dr. Kelly also recommends Toric IOL’s to correct astigmatism. These lenses are used in place of a standard IOL. In some cases, both advances can be used.
At Kelly Eye Center, we believe that having a voice in your surgical treatment along with a choice in the type of IOL you receive can help you achieve your best personal vision.
LenSx® laser cataract surgery is truly at the forefront of surgical innovation, delivering unmatched precision and accuracy for effective results — contact Kelly Eye Center today to find out how you can take advantage of all the benefits of LenSx® laser technology.