Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Posted by: Melissa Dowden on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

MAY 2018 started a new chapter in ESI history.

We performed our first two weeks of laser assisted cataract surgeries in the new and improved, state of the art, Surgical Care Center. While we have owned a LENSAR since 2016, we have recently decided to incorporate it into our new home and make it a routine offering to our patients to provide them with best technology available.

“The LENSAR Laser System replaces blades and other instrumentation to provide patients with the most precision possible.”


Did you know that Eye Surgeons of Indiana is one of the few practices in our area to offer femto laser assisted cataract surgery, also known as “LACS?”


How does it improve the Advanced Cataract procedure?

Although it's a common belief that lasers have been used in cataract surgery for years, this is not true. With the introduction of the Lensar® laser system, laser cataract surgery has become a reality, and our surgeons can now remove cataracts in a more advanced way. Laser cataract surgery is made even more precise by Lensar's cataract laser with Augmented Reality™ technology, a unique imaging system that provides your surgeon with a sophisticated, 3-D view of your eye to help plan and treat your cataract.

With this advanced technology, we can offer a better, more precise cataract removal procedure that is customized to the eye’s own unique size and shape.

Here is a video link to describe the procedure: http://fyi.rendia.com/JVviil

Advanced pre-op testing allows a customizable treatment plan for improved patient outcomes. The laser uses the unique map of the eye and specific software settings to make incisions more exact. We can use the laser to treat astigmatism. The laser also softens the cataract and uses less ultrasound energy for quicker visual recovery. This technology allows for better placement of premium lens implants for optimal results.

"The Lensar® laser system allows our surgeons to perform a 100% customized procedure"

"Every day I feel more and more confident in Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. I've done over 30,000 manual surgeries, yet there are certain things the laser can do better."  - Michael Orr, MD

We continue to provide advanced technology and excellent customer service, all designed to enhance outcomes and improve the patient experience! Stay tuned for even more exciting things to come!