Bladeless Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery
This surgery is now a reality, and in Michigan, it is available at Specialty Eye Institute. Specialty Eye Institute was the first to have the LenSx® femtosecond laser in Michigan.
Traditional cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today. Now, a technological breakthrough with bladeless laser cataract surgery is available that has significantly improved the precision of several of the most critical steps in cataract surgery. With laser cataract surgery, the doctors at Specialty Eye Institute will customize your procedure to your eye’s unique characteristics, resulting in more predictable outcomes while potentially making cataract surgery even safer.
In addition to using the femtosecond laser to accomplish many of the surgical steps that were traditionally performed by hand, we use the best and latest innovations in cataract surgery, such as topical anesthesia with drops (eliminating the need for any kind of shot in the eye), sutureless small-incision through the cornea, and foldable intraocular lenses.
The precise, reproducible steps performed by the laser mean better lens positioning, less trauma to the eye, and more predictable visual results which are especially important with lifestyle lens options.