Laser Cataract Surgery Can Safely and Precisely Restore Your Vision
We understand the significant impact that cataracts can have on our patients' well-being. If cataracts are impairing your vision and quality of life, Dr. Sean Lalin can use our advanced Alcon LenSx® femtosecond laser system to perform safe, precise laser cataract surgery at our Morristown, NJ, practice. To learn more about the benefits of laser cataract surgery, contact our practice and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced ophthalmologists.
The Laser Advantage
Traditionally, ocular surgeons removed lenses damaged by cataracts using a thin blade. At Eye and Laser Surgery Centers of New Jersey, we offer an upgraded version of this procedure using the sophisticated Alcon LenSx® femtosecond laser system. This powerful tool is designed specifically for cataract surgery. Modifying your eye with precise pulses of light rather than a blade offers patients numerous benefits:
- Faster healing
- No need for stitches
- Improved precision and automation
- Reduced risk of ocular damage during surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery compared to Traditional Cataract Surgery
What to Expect During the Procedure
To prepare for laser cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will first create a 3-D map of your eye. Your surgeon will then transfer this information to our Alcon LenSx® femtosecond laser system, which will use these precise measurements to carry out a customized treatment plan. On the day of your procedure, your surgeon will access your damaged lens and make a circular incision around it. Our Alcon LenSx® laser allows us to make this opening perfectly symmetrical, helping you achieve healthier, clearer vision. After your natural, clouded lens has been removed, your ophthalmologist will replace the missing lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to restore your vision.
Laser Cataract Surgery with Dr. Sean Lalin
Achieving Your Best Vision
During the process of removing your cataracts and repairing your vision, our ocular surgeons can also enhance your eyesight in other ways. If you suffer from astigmatism, or blurry vision due to abnormal or asymmetrical eye shape, your ophthalmologist can use our laser to perform limbal relaxing incisions during your cataract surgery.
We can also correct other refractive errors and allow you to see better at any distance with premium IOLs. The standard IOL is monofocal, meaning that they only allow your eyes to focus at one distance. Patients with standard IOLs typically must use glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery, even if they did not need these before treatment. However, we also offer active lifestyle IOLs, which allow your eyes to see nearby and distant objects. In addition to achieving a wider range of vision, active lifestyle IOLs can also be used to correct presbyopia, which is a gradual loss of the ability to focus on nearby objects that often occurs due to aging.