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The Lenstar LS 900 helps to improve outcomes by eliminating risk and liability of transcription errors. There is no longer a need for separate ultrasound measurements, as the system is able to scan quickly. Lenstar is the first optical biometer that uses Optical Low-Coherence Reflectometry, and is able to provide superior consistency in measurements.
When you work with us, you'll get the support of a team that truly cares about your vision. Lenstar's detection system ensures clarity. If you blink or the fixation is lost, the Lenstar system is able to pick this up without any problem or issues.
Give us a call and learn how our advanced Lenstar system will help you maintain excellent vision.
There are many options when it comes to cataract surgery. We want you to have the best experience and the best possible outcome. That is why our doctors carefully explain all of the cataract surgical options with you before making a decision on the right procedure for you! To schedule a cataract consultation, please call our office today!
"Accurate, and reproducible measurements are obtained including axial length, keratometry, anterior chamber depth, and lens thickness. The precision of these measurements are critical in predicting the most accurate IOL power and is why LENSTAR is my biometric instrument of choice."
Stephen Lane MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota
Medical Director, Associated Eye Care
The same scene as viewed by a person with cataract
"With the development and FDA clearance of LENSTAR, Haag Streit has demonstrated its commitment to advancing the art and science of ophthalmology. Surgeons and patients will benefit from LENSTAR's outstanding ease of use, full complement of measurements and unsurpassed accuracy.”
Mark Packer, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health & Science University
"I have used the LENSTAR for IOL power calculation on hundreds of cases. Axial length measurements and K readings are extremely precise. The LENSTAR also measures the anterior chamber depth by optical biometry for high accuracy. It is the only optical biometer that also measures the lens thickness, a required measurement for using the more accurate fourth generation IOL power formulas."
H. John Shammas, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
The Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy for Cataracts
Adults who have standard extracapsular surgery or phacoemulsification for cataracts often suffer from clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification.
If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may choose to have a laser surgery called YAG posterior capsulotomy to correct the issue.
A laser (YAG laser) is used to cut a hole in the clouded back lining of the lens capsule. This allows light to pass through the membrane to the retina at the back of the eye.
A cataract procedure should only take about 10-15 minutes, is painless, and will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical partner facility, Laurel Surgery and Endoscopy Center. During the procedure, a high energy light bream will be focused on the eye's drain, changing the drainage system in subtle ways. This allows for an increased flow of aqueous fluid through the drain and decreased ocular pressure inside of the eye.
Most patients can resume normal activities following surgery. Complications from the procedure are minimal and many patients are able to discontinue their regular medications following full recovery.
Your eyecare professional can perform two types of cataract surgeries -
Phacoemulsification - a small incision made in the side of the cornea allows a small probe to be inserted. This device emits ultrasonic waves that soften and break up the protein so that it can be removed by suction.
Extrascapular surgery - a longer incision made on the side of the cornea allows the cloudy core to be removed in one piece. The remainder of the lens is then removed by suction. After the natural lens has been removed, it is often replaced by an artificial lens, called an interocular lens (IOL). This clear, plastic lens requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common, safest, and most effective surgical procedures performed in the united states.
As a patient with us, you'll enjoy the benefits of Lenstar technology, an advanced system that accurately measures the axial length and depth of your eyes. This device makes for the best possible surgical outcome.
One scan captures seven measurements, in a matter of seconds. The Lenstar LS 900 picks up pachymetry, keratometry, ACD, lens thickness, axial length, white-to-white, and pupillometry.
Traditional cataract surgery is effective for removing cataracts when performed by a skilled surgeon. In fact, about 95 percent of patients who undergo cataract surgery report improvement in their vision after their surgery. But for a procedure that's performed in a space as small as the human eye, there may be room for enhanced precision, predictability and surgical outcomes-and that's where the LenSx laser excels.