As we age, our eyes undergo normal aging, resulting in the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This is what we are talking about when we say cataracts. It is a normal part of the aging process. By age 80 more than half of all Americans will either have a cataract or have undergone cataract treatment.
“We should all be so lucky to develop cataracts in our lifetime, as this would mean we have lived a long and healthy life,” explains board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Medical Director of the Anne Arundel Eye Center in Annapolis, Maryland.
Don’t worry; cataracts are very treatable. In fact, cataract surgery has the highest success rate of any surgery practiced today.
Cataract Treatment: Is Surgery My Best Option?
If your cataract begins to affect your quality of life, inhibiting you from performing normal daily tasks, such as driving, reading, or watching TV, cataract surgery is usually your best treatment option. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a crystal clear lens implant, called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataract surgery can either be done the traditional way, by hand, or with the assistance of laser technology.
LenSx Laser Surgery for Cataract Treatment
The LenSx® Laser was the first femtosecond laser system to receive FDA approvals for use in cataract surgery.
Now that the technology is ready for prime time, Dr. Boles says, “The LenSx Laser offers significant improvement of precision, safety, and accuracy for even better results and I recommend this as an option for all of my patients.”
The LenSx® Laser starts by capturing precise, hi-res images of your eye and mapping a cataract surgery that’s 100% unique to you. The computer-controlled femtosecond laser then helps the eye doctor perform the surgery with exacting precision not attainable through traditional surgery. The LenSx® Laser is especially good at addressing astigmatism for even more predictable results.
A femtosecond laser is one that emits pulses with durations between a few femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds.
The LenSx® Laser is the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients today!
LenSx Laser Surgery in Annapolis
Dr. Boles specializes in the treatment of both glaucoma and cataracts and has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. He is also passionate about educating his patients and their families about various eye diseases and treatment options. So if you have any questions about LenSx Laser Surgery for Cataract Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Dr. Sam Boles, Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.
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