At The Eye Clinic of Texas, our cataract surgeons Drs. Bernard Milstein and Da-Thuy Van perform laser cataract surgery using the Alcon® LenSx® Laser. Even though we are experienced cataract surgeons, the incorporation of the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery gives us outstanding reproducibility, precision, safety and allows us to perform a gentler cataract surgery procedure. While cataract surgery is one of the most frequent types of eye surgery we perform at The Eye Clinic of Texas-and, typically with excellent results, it is technically complex and requires considerable surgical skill in order to perform the great number of manually delivered steps required. We have incorporated the femtosecond laser into cataract surgery procedures so that with surgeon control we can:
- Create "perfect" incisions, without using a blade or knife, in terms of size, position and architecture. This is important in order to have self-sealing, “sutureless” incisions without the use of stitches, and to help in preventing infection.
- Create a perfectly centered and sized "capsulotomy". The capsulotomy is the "opening" prepared in the front of the crystalline lens through which the cloudy lens material is removed. It also plays a critical role in the centering of the lens implant, which can provide better uncorrected vision, especially when used in conjunction with multifocal lens implants and other complex intraocular lens implant designs.
- Create the possibility of precisely sized and placed corneal incisions to minimize or eliminate astigmatism.
- Liquefy and soften the crystalline lens where the cataract has formed. This allows the surgeon to use less energy to remove the cataract, which is gentler on the eye.
Under our experienced and skillful surgeon control, the laser cataract surgery procedure allows us to deliver a number of the manual skill intensive steps of cataract surgery in a safe, more precise, and gentler manner.