Newport Beach, Calif., March 19, 2012 – NVISION Laser Eye Centers, Laguna Hills’ Dr. Jonathan Pirnazar was a featured guest on “The Doctors” show on March 8, 2012.
Dr. Pirnazar discussed NVISION’s brand new Alcon LenSx® he used to perform laser cataract surgery on Mission Viejo, Calif. resident Gail Sedigh. More than 3.2 million Americans have cataract surgery every year.
Dr. Pirnazar told The Doctors’ host Dr. Travis Stork: “With the new LenSx laser, we are able to create the incisions blade-free, which adds safety, precision and accuracy to the procedure.” Prior to the introduction of the LenSx laser last year, all cataract surgeries were performed using a blade.
When Dr. Stork asked how long the surgery took, patient Sedigh turned to Dr. Pirnazar who said “just seven minutes.” “Gail is essentially glasses free with her new custom, multi-focal lens, which was implanted after removing the cataract, to give her distance as well as close up vision,” concluded Dr. Pirnazar.
The three key patients’ benefits of the femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery versus traditional manual cataract surgery are:
1) The laser provides a more precise circular incision around the cataract, which is associated with more accurate placement of the intraocular lens implant. The main corneal incision is created through multiple planes to reduce the potential for wound leakage. A real time computerized laser imaging system guides the laser beam to the correct target during the surgery.
2) The laser pre-softens the cataract, allowing surgeons to minimize the use of ultrasound energy to remove the cataract lens. Decreased usage of ultrasound energy is associated with faster visual recovery and reduces the chances of thermal injury to tissues inside the eye.
3) Using the laser to create all corneal incisions also allows the surgeon to minimize the amount of astigmatism patients have after surgery, which lessens the needs for glasses subsequently.
NVISION Laser Eye Centers’ Dan B. Tran, MD was the first eye surgeon in California to perform laser refractive cataract surgery with the LenSx laser at NVISION’s Pacific Hills Surgery Center in Laguna Hills on August 11, 2011.
About NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers has fifteen 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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