Laser Cataract Surgery & Lens Replacement

LENSAR Laser Cataract System deviceJacksoneye is pleased to be the first practice in Lake Villa, IL to offer patients a superior level of service and a truly bladeless cataract surgical experience. Dr. Jackson utilizes the LENSAR laser. The LENSAR Laser Cataract System is one such instrument that uses high resolution 3-D imaging with advanced laser applications. This gives surgeons the ability to make more precise incisions in the cornea and lens allowing for a lens replacement  procedure that is customized to an individual eye’s own unique anatomy. The manual techniques used by the most excellent and experienced eye surgeons cannot match the extraordinary accuracy of the femtosecond laser incisions.


LENSAR Cataract Laser with Augmented Reality logoAlthough it’s a common belief that lasers have been used in cataract surgery for years, this is not true. With the introduction of the LENSAR™ Laser Cataract System, laser refractive cataract surgery has become a reality, and Dr. Jackson can now remove your cataract in a more advanced way than ever before. This type of bladeless cataract surgery is made even more precise by utilizing an unique imaging system, Augmented Reality™, that provides a detailed, 3-D view of your eye.

With this advanced technology, he can offer you a better, more precise refractive cataract removal and lens replacement procedure that is customized to your eye’s own unique size and shape.

One of the most recent advancements in cataract surgery has been the introduction of the refractive cataract laser. Because of this advancement you now have options when it comes to choosing the type of cataract surgery that will best meet your vision needs. You can choose between either a manual cataract procedure or an All-Laser-Cataract procedure with the advanced technology of the Lensar laser system.

During cataract surgery the clouded lens of the eye or cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens or iol. A Lensar laser cataract procedure replaces the use of blades and other instrumentation used in manual surgery with a laser, allowing your surgeon to provide you with the most advanced cataract procedure available. While many people believe that lasers have always been used in cataract surgery their use in cataract surgery is a recent advancement.

The Lensar laser systems advanced augmented reality imaging system provides your surgeon with a detailed 3d view of your eye. This allows for more detailed information and treatment choices during your cataract removal procedure. Additionally this 3d image allows your surgeon to tailor the treatment to you which may improve your visual outcome by using the precision and accuracy of a laser during many of the critical steps in cataract surgery. Lensar offers you the most advanced cataract procedure available today.

In manual cataract surgery the cataract removal is done with the use of blades and other handheld instrumentation. In the first step the surgeon uses a blade to make incisions in the cornea – the outermost layer of the eye. This allows the surgeon to access the inside of the eye to remove your cataract. The placement and size of these incisions can affect a visual outcome. It is important that these incisions are made with accuracy and precision.

The next step in cataract surgery is called Capsulorhexis. During manual cataract surgery the surgeon uses a handheld instrument to cut and gently create a circular opening in the sac that holds the lens called the capsular bag or lens capsule. This provides the surgeon with access to the cataract. Capsulorhexis is a critical step in cataract surgery because it can affect how an implanted iol will be positioned in the capsule. If the capsulorhexis is not done with a high level of accuracy the position of the lens may not be ideal which may lead to a less than optimal vision outcome.

After capsulorhexis the next step in cataract surgery is phacoemulsification or phaco. During manual cataract surgery using phaco the cataract is manually broken up into many small pieces in preparation for its removal. An instrument called a chopper may be used first to break up the lens into a few large pieces then the phaco instrument is used to break up the lens using ultrasonic energy. Once the lens has been broken up or fragmented it is removed using suction and an iol is placed into the capsule. The amount of ultrasonic energy can affect the recovery process and visual outcome. Because too much ultrasonic energy released during this step may cause damage to the cells and tissue inside the eye.

In Lensar laser assisted cataract surgery the blades used in manual surgery are replaced with a precise and accurate laser which also helps to minimize or eliminate the need for ultrasonic energy to break up the lens. In a Lensar laser assisted cataract procedure the capsulorhexis is created first. Guided by Lensar detailed image the surgeon accurately places the laser spots in a circular pattern to create the opening in the capsule because the Lensar laser allows for such accuracy during capsulorhexis. Positioning of the new lens can be optimized which may lead to an improved vision outcome.

The next step in the Lensar laser assisted cataract procedure is to fragment the cataract into small pieces. Lensar does this very efficiently which reduces the amount of time and ultrasonic energy needed to further break up the cataract before it can be removed. In some cases Lensar has entirely eliminated the need for ultrasound energy. This reduction in ultrasonic energy released into the eye may reduce the risk of certain complications and may potentially speed up healing time.

The last step of the Lensar laser assisted cataract procedure is the creation of corneal incisions. The surgeon is guided during this step by another unique imaging feature of the Lensar laser called Intelligent Incisions. Intelligent Incisions allows for the incisions to be made with accuracy and precision and can contribute to the quality of the vision outcome. Following the Lensar laser assisted cataract surgery the cataract is removed and the iol is placed inside the capsule. Because Lensar fragments the cataract so efficiently a Lensar laser cataract procedure may reduce the best amount of time it takes to remove the cataract. During this step by choosing Lensar laser assisted cataract surgery you are choosing the most advanced cataract procedure possible. So you can rest assured knowing you have the latest technology available to treat one of your most valuable senses – your sight. Ask your eye surgeon about how you can add the Lensar laser system to your cataract procedure.

How does LENSAR Laser Cataract Surgery work?

Dr. Jackson utilizes the LENSAR™ Laser Cataract System in part of your refractive cataract procedure because it is safe, effective, and uses the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade. Other benefits include:

  • A unique, high-resolution, 3D view of your eye that allows your surgeon to tailor your treatment, which can improve visual outcomes.
  • The most advanced technology available, which may reduce the time it takes to remove your cataracts.
  • A system designed with comfort in mind, so you can relax, knowing the latest technology available is being used to treat one of your most valuable senses – your sight.

Augmented reality images showing how LENSAR works during cataract surgery

Will LENSAR make a difference for me?

Dr. Mitchell Jackson at LENSAR’s Superior Augmented Reality Imaging SystemUsing the laser, Dr. Jackson will tailor the procedure for each individual patient with the goal of reducing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. With an improved level of precision, premium intraocular lenses are placed with the most advanced technology available.

LENSAR’s superior Augmented Reality imaging system represents a more intelligent approach to cataract surgery, allowing Dr. Jackson to see everything inside your eye in greater detail. It is LENSAR’s precision, imaging, and laser incisions that allow Dr. Jackson to ensure that the cataract is safely removed and that the new intraocular lens is perfectly placed, resulting in outstanding refractive visual outcomes.

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Between 60% and 70% of people have astigmatism that can be treated (Dr. Warren Hill, Distribution of Corneal Astigmatism – Normal Adult Population. Accessed August 22, 2017).
And by age 65, 90% of people have cataracts (Kelogg Eye Center. Cataract. Accessed August 22, 2017).
But how do you know if your blurred vision is a result of cataracts alone or astigmatism and cataracts? Start by taking our self-assessment.

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Get back to experiencing what’s important to you with the confidence of improved vision. LENSAR offers a laser cataract procedure, so you can rediscover the joy in life’s simple pleasures.

Through the use of the most advanced technology available, the LENSAR Laser System creates a 3-D mode of your eye. This allows your surgeon to customize your cataract treatment and provide you with the best results possible. Now you can relax knowing you have the most precise technology available to safely treat valuable sense of sight.

Schedule your appointment today with Dr. Mitchell A Jackson at Jacksoneye, Lake Villa, Illinois to find out more about the LENSAR Laser System and advanced cataract procedures.

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