Lensar Laser Cataract Surgery
Although it is common belief that lasers have been used in cataract surgery for years, this is not true. With the introduction of the LENSAR® Laser System, laser cataract surgery has become a reality, and your surgeon at the Wellington Eye Clinic can now remove your cataract using this laser. Laser cataract surgery is made even more precise by LENSAR's Cataract Laser with Augmented Reality™ technology, a unique imaging system that provides your surgeon with a sophisticated, 3-D view of your eye to help plan and treat your cataract.
With this advanced technology, your surgeon can offer you a procedure that is customized to your eye’s own unique size and shape.
The Doctors at the Clinic can now offer the LENSAR® Laser System at the Beacon Hospital as part of your advanced cataract procedure because it is safe, effective, and uses the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade. Other benefits include:
1. A unique, high-resolution, 3-D view of your eye that allows your surgeon to tailor your treatment, which can improve visual outcomes.
2. The most advanced technology available, which may reduce the time it takes to remove your cataracts.
RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)
The LAL is implanted just like a normal IOL and then we wait for 3 weeks for it to settle and heal. Once its position inside the eye is stable, then the refraction (power) of the LAL can be changed to provide precisely what you would like, by means of a LDD (light delivery device). The IOL power is now changed and there is no healing that is required, hence the very high precision outcomes.
After the cataract has been removed it needs to be replaced with an intra-ocular lens (IOL). If an IOL was not placed in the eye, the glasses required after surgery to allow the eye to focus would be extremely thick. Placing an IOL in the eye will allow some patients to see without the use of glasses. The Harmoni IOL above allows the optical part of the IOL to be swapped if we find that the vision without glasses is not enough and that glasses are still required. By swapping the optical part the need for glasses can be greatly reduced in a contolled and accurate fashion.