LenSx Cataract Surgery Offers Safer, More Precise Treatment
Patients with cataracts, a common condition which causes the eye's natural lens to become cloudy, suffer from symptoms like light sensitivity and increasingly blurred vision. Glasses and contacts can improve these effects but surgery is only way to correct more advanced cases. Although traditional cataract surgery is a trusted treatment method, LenSx® technology allows for a safer, more precise, and predictable procedure. Using a computer-guided laser, the bladeless technique allows Dr. Jim E. Montgomery to perform cataract surgery with greater accuracy and a shorter recovery timeline. All exams are performed at Montgomery Eye Care at one of our two conveniently located offices in Westminster or Northglenn, CO.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Traditional cataract surgery is performed manually. The surgeon first uses a scalpel to make an incision in your cornea, the outermost layer of the eye. Next, he will make an incision in the capsule, or envelope, to access the damaged lens within. This is the most important step in predicting patients' post-surgical outcome. Then the doctor manually fragments and removes the eye's natural lens, places an intraocular lens (IOL), and closes the incision. Although it can achieve satisfactory results, patients who undergo this method have a higher risk for complications and a longer road to recovery.
Treatment with the LenSx Laser
LenSx laser technology is designed for refractive cataract surgery and has been used in over 400,000 procedures worldwide. In fact, it is the most common type of femtosecond laser used to perform cataract surgery. In some cases, it can also be used for LASIK procedures. By automating crucial steps during the procedure, Dr. Montgomery is able to achieve a highly predictable, favorable, and permanent outcome. LenSx uses computer-generated images to create a treatment as unique as your eye. These images allow the doctors at Montgomery Eye Care to treat each patient according to their specific needs.
By automating crucial steps during the procedure, LenSx technology can achieve a highly predictable, favorable, and permanent outcome.
During LenSx cataract surgery, the advanced tools create extremely precise incisions and require less energy to break up and remove the lens. Additionally, less pressure is exerted on the eye throughout treatment. The reduction of energy and pressure causes less damage to healthy tissue and generally results in a faster, more comfortable healing period.
Benefits of LenSx Technology
For most patients, LenSx cataract surgery can result in 20/20 vision. The advanced laser technology includes several additional benefits, including:
- Reduced pressure on the eye
- Shorter recovery period
- More predictable results
- Minimized risk of complications
The surgery is short, generally lasting less than an hour. Most patients can have fully restored vision within a week after their surgery.
Receive the Care You Deserve
You deserve the highest level of care and optimal vision. During your consultation, Dr. Montgomery will conduct a complete eye exam, answer any questions you may have, and determine if you are a good candidate for LenSx cataract surgery. To schedule your consultation, call (303) 252-9981 today or contact our practice online.