Lat­est Tech­nol­ogy: Laser De­vice for Cataract Surg­eries

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- 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.

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