North County Laser Eye Associates

Safe, Effective Laser Cataract Surgery Using the LenSx System

At the laser eye surgery practice of Dr. Paul H. Chen, North County Laser Eye Associates, we have always been devoted to using the most advanced technologies and techniques to produce results of the highest standard for our valued patients. As part of this dedication to the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our patients, we are extremely pleased to be able to offer laser cataract surgery using the revolutionary LenSx system. At our eye care center in Carlsbad, LenSx surgery provides the most precise and accurate method of removing cataracts and replacing the natural lenses with deluxe intraocular lenses (IOLs) currently available.

How Does the LenSx System Work?

The LenSx laser system was the first femtosecond laser to be approved by the FDA for use in cataract surgery. The laser improves virtually every aspect of cataract surgery, from the planning phase to the placement of the premium IOL.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Chen uses the optical coherence tomography platform that is integrated into the LenSx system to create highly detailed images of each eye so that incisions can be placed with unrivaled precision. Incisions are then made using the femtosecond laser, guided by the measurements provided by the optical coherence tomography map. Even the most precise blade in the surest of surgical hands cannot match the precision of the LenSx laser guided via sophisticated computer software by a finely detailed map of the eye. The LenSx laser is also used to soften the cataract prior to its emulsification and subsequent removal.

After the cataract-affected natural lens has been safely removed, it is replaced with a premium multifocal IOL, which helps to restore vision at all distances. Many of our patients emerge from cataract surgery with clearer, sharper vision than theyve had in years, if not decades. Some are even able to discard their glasses or contact lenses altogether after surgery. The likelihood of this only increases with the use of the LenSx system, due to the precision afforded at each stage of surgery.

Those patients who continue to experience some residual refractive error after cataract surgery may be good candidates for fine tuning of their vision through LASIK. For suitable candidates, LASIK provides the perfect finishing touch to cataract surgery and is an excellent way to complement premium IOLs.

Dr. Paul Chen is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has extensive experience in performing cataract surgery, in addition to laser vision correction, glaucoma treatments, and other vision care services. He is proud to be able to offer his patients the latest, most promising technology available for the treatment of cataracts.

Learn More about the LenSx System

To learn more about the LenSx laser system, or to schedule an appointment to find out whether you are a suitable candidate for laser cataract surgery, please contact North County Laser Eye Associates today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and assist you in scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Chen.