Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery using the ALCON LenSx® Laser Technology
What is the LenSx Laser?
The LenSx® Laser is an advanced, precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer-control, helping surgeons to customize the procedure to your eye. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients. When you choose the LenSx® Laser, you’ll enjoy a range of vital benefits.
A Custom Tailored Solution for Your Eyes
While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features. This is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery. While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® Laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies- including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT)- to capture incredible precise, high-resolution images of your eyes. These images- and the measurements and data they provide- are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications not attainable with traditional surgery.
Computer Control to Ensure Unmatched Precision and Accuracy Every Step of the Way
The LenSx® Laser adds computer-control to key steps of cataract surgery. Its unique software control system analyzes high-resolution OCT images of your eye; helps the surgeon design a customized procedure, and then, visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon! To further enhance the accuracy, a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that both the LensX® Laser computer and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real-time images at all times during the laser procedure.
The Next Evolution in Cataract Surgery
In non-laser cataract surgery, the surgeon makes incisions and removes the old lens using traditional surgical instruments and blades. The LenSx® Laser performs several of the most critical steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser.
The LenSx® Laser is an ophthalmic laser for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery. The laser is used as a tool to fragment a cataractous lens, to create a capsular opening and to create incisions in the cornea . The LenSx® Laser uses an accessory called the LenSx® Laser Patient Interface to hold the eye steady during the procedure.
SOURCE: Alcon a Novartis Company, 2013 Novartis, LenSx® Laser