Types of Cataract Surgery
Did you know there are TWO TYPES of Cataract Surgery? Traditional and Bladeless Laser Surgery.
TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY
❍ The best IOL power either near or distance is selected for each eye, but most patients with astigmatism still need glasses for both distance and near vision.
❍ Most patients choose distance vision and wear glasses.
❍ The incisions and other parts of the surgery are done manually by the surgeon.
❍ The cataract is removed with ultrasound.
❍ The medical insurance coverage is always subject to your policy’s co-pay and deductible.
ADVANCED BLADELESS LASER CATARACT SURGERY
The following Advanced Bladeless Laser-Assisted Surgery options include additional services that are NOT medically necessary* for cataract surgery, and require additional out-of-pocket costs.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE LenSx APPROACH, YOU WILL ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF:
❍ Computer-controlled laser allows for individualized specifications not attainable with traditional surgical methods.
❍ This highly advanced technology customizes the precision placement of incisions and fragments the cataract for easier removal and faster healing time than traditional cataract surgery.
More about the LenSx® Laser – A New era in Refractive Cataract Surgery!
It’s here! The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute introduces bladeless laser cataract surgery using LenSx® Laser technology.
In March of 2014, the Eye Institute was the first practice in Western South Dakota and neighboring states to perform this customized laser cataract surgery.
The LenSx® laser also helps soften cataracts for easier removal. During surgery, the clouded lenses are removed and, in most instances, replaced with an intraocular lens, referred to as IOLs. Today, we are able to offer patients a variety of options for IOLs to accommodate individual needs.
Advantages of Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
- Correcting Astigmatism with extremely precise laser incisions
- Using less energy in the eye to remove the cataract
- Provides extremely efficient and safe treatment for very hard or mature cataracts
- Protects the lens capsule during surgery and provides consistent implant placement