Just as you have options when it comes to choosing the lens that you receive during cataract surgery, you also have the option of choosing the technology
that’s used to perform the procedure. That means you have the choice between
surgery performed by hand or with the assistance of laser technology.
Either type of procedure can be effective when performed by a skilled surgeon, but laser-assisted cataract surgery procedures are generally more predictable and precise. Laser-assisted cataract surgery technology can automate certain steps during the procedure with laser precision. This includes procedures involving presbyopia-correcting and astigmatism-correcting lenses.
The LenSx® Laser system maps your eye, assisting in a cataract surgery that’s unique to you.
If you opt for laser cataract surgery, your surgeon may operate using the
LenSx® Laser, which offers a level of accuracy exceeding that of manual
surgery methods. The LenSx® Laser first measures your eye to plan a procedure that’s unique to you. It then performs incisions to break apart the cataract with more speed and precision than is possible manually, increasing accuracy and contributing to more predictable surgical outcomes.
Medicare and private insurance typically cover some of the costs of
laser-assisted cataract surgery. However, there may be out-of-pocket expenses involved, including for imaging associated with advanced technology lenses.