Newport Beach, Calif. — Even though cataracts are an inevitable part of aging with 3.2 million Americans having cataract surgery each year, getting rid of them can now be done in a short and safe procedure.
“Laser refractive cataract surgery, with the Alcon LenSx® laser, differs from the traditional cataract surgery in that all the incisions are made using a precise laser guided by a real-time computer imaging system. With traditional cataract surgery, micro incisions are created using a bladed tool and a needle. The combination of LenSx and Wave Tec ORA™ allows an experienced surgeon to further improve the refractive outcomes. Over 90% of patients can see well without glasses using the combination of these two technologies,” says Dr. Dan B. Tran, M.D., who was the first eye surgeon in the Western United States to perform cataract surgery with the LenSx laser and the ORA. Dr. Tran performs this surgery at the Laguna Hills, Calif. NVISION Laser Eye Centers’ Pacific Hills Surgery Center.
With laser refractive cataract surgery, the blades and needle are replaced with femtosecond laser technology. The laser also helps to break the cloudy lens prior to the ultrasound, removing the cataract and the insertion of a new lens. The benefits of this technology are precision, safety, and accuracy of target refractive outcomes to reduce the need for glasses following cataract surgery.
In addition, by utilizing the WaveTec ORA, surgery is even more precise – typically improving the refractive outcomes target by10-15%. The ORA measures the eye’s focusing power during cataract surgery so the surgeon knows the results instantly. Then, adjustments can be made during, instead of after, surgery. The ORA is especially helpful in treating patients with astigmatism and cataract patients with previous LASIK surgery.
About NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers has ten locations throughout California from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser — the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for refractive cataract patients.
With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino.
For more information, visit www.NVISIONCenters.com or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).
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Contact: Jennifer Heinly, J&J Consulting