LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery in Savannah, GA
Georgia Eye Institute is proud to offer refractive cataract surgery using the LenSx laser for our Laser Cataract surgery patients. It is the most advanced method of cataract surgery. Patients now have the option of choosing a computer-controlled, bladeless cataract laser to take care of some of the critical steps in the cataract surgery procedure. Compared to the traditional method where a miniature scalpel is used to create incisions, this new method allows the surgeon to create incisions with femtosecond laser pulses. The LenSx laser also breaks apart the cloudy cataract lens and creates a perfect size capsulotomy. The LenSx uses integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) which captures precise, high resolution images of the patient’s eyes. This allows the surgery to be 100% customized. Laser assisted cataract surgery is precise, predictable, reproducible and safe. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for this revolutionary procedure.
As we age, so do our eyes, affecting our quality of vision. A cataract is a change in the clarity, or a clouding, of the lens in your eye. The formation of cataracts cause images to become blurred and seeing things at night become more difficult. This transformation is common when people age so it’s important to visit an eye doctor more frequently as we get older.
In more than 90 percent of cases, cataracts are caused by the natural aging process. Eye injuries, certain diseases, or even some medications are known to cause cataracts. Other potential risk factors are smoking, diabetes and excessive sun exposure. If you have had trauma to one or both of your eyes, seeing an eye doctor should be part of your annual routine.
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
- Hazy or blurred vision.
- Dull and faded colors.
- Glare and “halos”. Sunlight, lamps or headlights may appear too bright or glaring. A halo may appear around lights.
- Poor night vision. Inability to see to drive at night.
- Double vision or multiple images in one eye. This symptom often goes away as the cataract grows.
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions.
Although most cataracts are related to aging, they also can develop in one of the following four ways:
- Secondary cataract can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Steroid use and or other health conditions such as diabetes also can increase the risk of developing cataracts.
- Traumatic cataract develop soon after an eye injury or even years later.
- Congenital cataract can form at birth or early in childhood.
- Radiation cataract can develop after exposure to some types of radiation.
Dr. Degenhart, Dr. Deich, Dr. Gussler, Dr. Kim, Dr. Manocha, Dr. Piros, Dr. Reeves, and Dr. Bromley all perform comprehensive eye exams to diagnose your problem and guide you to the appropriate care. While laser assisted cataract surgery is a wonderful option, your surgeon will consider all factors and help you make the best decision for your cataract and refractive needs.