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The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that will affect more than half of us by age 80.   If cataracts are affecting your eyesight and your quality of life, you should explore the options available for cataract removal surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the US, according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Three million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher. (See What Causes Cataracts?)

Advancements in ocular surgery have brought us the innovative LENSAR Laser System. A laser system designed to provide the best possible cataract extraction method. The LENSAR laser system uses a unique imaging technology, which provides your surgeon with a reconstructed 3-D model of your eye for precise laser pulse placement and surgical incisions.

The imaging system maps your eye’s surface and that information is sent to a computer which tells the laser the exact location, size, and depth for incisions. This allows for a more accurate, customized surgery that manual techniques can provide.

Safe and effective, the LENSAR Laser System uses the same proven laser technology that’s been used in the popular LASIK procedure which has been common practice for over a decade. In the hands of one of our highly skilled surgeons, the LENSAR Laser System allows for more precise surgery and more reliable refractive outcomes.

Laser Cataract Surgery can offer the following benefits:


Using the exact reconstructed 3-D view of your eye allows the surgeon to have more accurate information to make the proper treatment choices during your procedure.


Laser cataract surgery uses less energy in the eye to prepare the cataract for removal. Using the LENSAR laser system, patients typically recover faster than with traditional cataract surgery.


Laser pulses are used to properly divide the cataract for removal, and the laser also ensures proper placement of your new IOL (interocular lens). This may help reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. (See Am I a Candidate for Advanced IOLs?)


Laser cataract surgery is quick and precise. Additionally, it comes with the peace of mind in knowing you are using the most effective, safe, state-of-the-art technology available to protect your vision.

According to a recent article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “Using a laser allows the surgeon to make precise incisions in less time. It can improve accuracy and consistency. In some cases, the laser can provide more correction than traditional surgery.”

If you’re interested in learning more about laser cataract surgery and want to know if you qualify, schedule an appointment with our expert eye doctors today.

Tyson Eye is regarded as one of the premier eye care centers in Southwest Florida. Our surgeons and doctors have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision and have consistently introduced break-through technology, such as our bladeless laser cataract surgery, to the area. We are committed to excellence by delivering modern technology with old fashioned concern.

We’re here to help you see better! Call us at 239-542-2020 today or request an appointment.