Femto Second Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery in Westchester County
Introducing Cataract Surgery using the Alcon Femtosecond Laser
For many years’ cataract surgeons have been making incisions and removing cloudy cataractous lenses using instruments and blades. Today, Dr. Lippman is able to perform many of these critical steps in the cataract surgery process using an image guided femtosecond laser; thereby making cataract surgery safer and more precise.
After creating a high resolution image of the eye using optical coherence tomography, the laser then performs surgical tasks with greater precision than hand held blades, allowing for both improved safety, comfort, and precision during surgery, as well as reduced healing time afterward. The laser also treats preexisting corneal astigmatism. This takes cataract surgery to a whole new, higher level of precision.
Improves Safety and Precision
The LenSx laser from Alcon was the first femtosecond laser to receive FDA approval in the United States. The LenSx Laser allows for a level of precision not possible with manual surgical methods.
During surgery the LenSx laser first precisely images your eye and a procedure is planned which is unique to you. A bladeless, computer directed, femtosecond laser then helps Dr. Lippman perform your surgery with exacting individualized precision, simply not attainable with traditional cataract surgical methods. Your surgery is performed with less chance of complication and with significantly greater precision and comfort.
With the LenSx’s superior imaging system, Dr. Lippman is able to more precisely make the incisions necessary to remove your cataract, as well as to divide and soften the cataract prior to removal to help ensure the appropriate conditions necessary for the most accurate placement of your lens implant. This is especially important if you wish to have a toric or multifocal implant, which allow for the best visual outcomes, and the goal of spectacle free vision postoperatively. The imaging system also allows for astigmatism reduction by the precise placement of surgically perfect arcuate cuts, creating a more spherical cornea.
What are the benefits of LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery?
Dr. Lippman strongly believes that cataract surgery using the LenSx femtosecond laser will allow you a safer, more precise,customized, surgical procedure; allowing for greater comfort during your procedure as well as a more precise outcome afterward.
Cataract surgery can be viewed as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to customize your vision to better serve your needs. If you want to live life virtually spectacle free this is now possible and fairly easily attainable after modern day cataract surgery utilizing some of the currently available “active life style” lens implant choices, which can be used in conjunction with femto second laser assisted cataract surgery.
The current generation of Acrysof IQ Restor +2.5D multifocal lens is designed, not only to treat your cataracts, but to also reduce or even eliminate your need for spectacles for a wide range of activities. If you pursue an active life style, this latest innovation in IOL technology may well be your answer.
Investing in Quality Vision
Your eyesight is priceless. It plays such a large role in how you experience the world.
Medicare or private health insurances will typically cover the costs of “standard cataract surgery” and basic lens replacement implants, or monofocals lenses. There are almost always out of pocket costs for femtosecond assisted cataract surgery as well as toric or multifocal lenses.