Latest Technology: Laser Device for Cataract Surgeries
- Eye surgeons at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are using their scalpels less and embracing the latest technology for removing cataracts: bladeless cataract surgery. The LenSx® machine uses an incredibly precise laser to make incisions in the cornea, resulting in better patient outcomes and fewer complications compared to traditional cataract removal surgeries. A cataract is a cloudiness of the lens inside the eye, which gradually worsens as we age. Cataract patients might need more light to read or see glare or haloes around lights. Most people with a cataract will experience a gradual decrease in eyesight. In addition to the precise, computerguided incisions, the LenSx laser will also help break the cataract into small pieces so it can then be more easily removed.