Wilmington Cataract Surgery – Delaware Cataract Care
Laser assisted cataract surgery is the latest development in the field of cataract care. Delaware Eye Surgeons is proud to be among the leading practices in the nation to acquire the latest LenSx laser, approved by the FDA for custom cataract surgery without the use of a blade.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery helps Dr. Smith perform the procedure with maximum precision and efficiency.
Using the state-of-the-art LenSx laser Dr. Smith is able to complete the following steps without a surgical blade or an ultrasonic probe:
- Create corneal incisions
- Perform an anterior capsulotomy
- Soften the cataract lens
- Create incisions to reduce astigmatism
Once this has been accomplished with the laser, Dr. Smith implants premium IOLs for clearer postoperative vision. This step remains the same across all cataract surgery methods.
The LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery Technology
The LenSx femtosecond laser is designed to perform crucial steps of cataract surgery and create precise incisions in the eye bladelessly for maximum accuracy and better surgical outcomes. Because every cataract surgery patient has a unique eye structure, the laser is carefully calibrated by the surgeons to ensure the best treatment for each patient. Using a leading-edge computer guidance system along with direct visualization and surgical skill, Dr. Smith is able to maximize patient safety and vision correction results.
Laser assisted cataract surgery also delivers exceptional astigmatism-correcting results as the system can be used to create limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). This involves making a partial-thickness incision on the peripheral cornea to alter the shape of the eye, thereby correcting astigmatism. Dr. Smith also offers astigmatism-correcting IOLs. He can help you decide which approach is best for your individual vision correction needs.
For more information about symptoms of cataracts, cataract surgery candidacy and cataract surgery recovery, please explore our page on cataract surgery in Delaware.
Please contact our practice at (302) 993-1300 to schedule your cataract surgery consultation or use our online appointment request form. Dr. Smith is also a skilled Delaware LASIK, PRK and Wilmington glaucoma surgery provider.