Hammond eye center offers new laser technology

2013-06-19T00:00:00Z 2013-06-20T16:56:08Z Hammond eye center offers new laser technologyTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | The Williams-Deschamps Eye Institute has started offering the latest FDA-approved technology for custom cataract surgery.

The LensX Femtosecond Laser allows surgeons to customize procedures using a patient's unique characteristics, which will optimize post-operative vision.

Cataract patients typically undergo surgery to remove the cloudy lens from inside the eye and replace it with a clear artificial lens implant called an intraocular lens.

Drs. Ann and Douglas Williams and Dr. Eldi Deschamps can use the new laser equipment for the surgery.

The laser technique pulses in a femtosecond, which is one quadrillionth of a second. It also allows for the correction of low to moderate amounts of astigmatism with the accuracy of a computer-controlled laser.

It also provides greater surgical precision, eliminates the need for blades and needles and allows surgeons to customize a treatment plan.

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