Cataract surgery is now the most common operation in the United States, with millions of people having the procedure done every year. And while 4 million of those individuals are over 65 and on Medicare, a growing number of younger men and women are finding the procedure necessary as well.
What are cataracts? They are a clouding of the eye’s lens, and create blurry, dull or brownish vision. Cataracts in one or both eyes make it hard to drive, especially at night, or even read and watch television.
As a comprehensive eye care and surgery center, the Johnson City Eye Clinic is completely devoted to eye care, has locations in Johnson City and Bristol and has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center has been helping the community see better for nearly 75 years.
Laser Assisted Refractive Cataract Surgery
The Physicians of Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center are the first in the area to offer bladeless laser cataract removal procedure to their patients. The LensX® laser offers revolutionary technology for a truly customized cataract treatment for patients traveling from a five state area!
The LenSx® laser improves the way modern cataract surgery is performed. It is 100% customized for each unique eye. Until recently, cataract surgery required the use of a manual surgical blade to open the eye and capsule supporting the diseased lens. New bladeless laser technology provides a more advanced manner by which to perform several steps of the procedure. Johnson City Eye Clinic’s adoption of this technology is a testament to their dedication to offering the most advanced technology as an option for patients in the community.
The Femtosecond laser signifies a bold leap forward in cataract surgery by bringing image-guided computer precision to cataract surgeons. The system performs surgery according to surgeon preferences, using focused laser pulses to create incisions. Surgeons utilizing this new technology will be able to create more predictable openings that carry through subsequent steps of cataract surgery.
This “blade-free” laser approach to cataract surgery allows the surgeon to improve the predictability of the procedure, with increased precision, accuracy and faster healing time. Laser cataract surgery is the most accurate and gentle way to remove a diseased lens. With LenSx®, surgeons can now create consistent incisions that are up to ten times more precise than the manual portions of the cataract surgical procedure. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.
Customized for each unique eye, laser cataract surgery performs advanced astigmatism treatments to ensure the very best visual result. The precision and customization of the LenSx® laser is also perfectly suited to patients seeking an improved visual outcome through a specialty lens implant, like the ReStor® or Toric® lens implants. Patients have had the option of choosing these specialty lenses for several years; lenses that help to improve vision at distance and at near. When used in conjunction with LenSx®, these lenses may mean a great deal more freedom from glasses after cataract surgery.
Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center is committed to providing patients with innovative technology, education and treatment options. The Physicians at Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center could not be happier to offer this new technology cataract surgery option.