LensX

Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

More than 25 million Americans have cataracts, a condition that can lead to blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, with today’s advanced LenSx® Laser system, the expert vision team at Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, can perform bladeless cataract surgery and help you see clearly again. Learn about the state-of-the-art LenSx Laser system by booking an appointment over the phone today.

LensX Q & A

Hawaii Vision Specialists

What is the LenSx Laser?

The LenSx Laser system is a completely customizable, bladeless procedure that can remove cataracts from your eye and insert an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The system allows your doctor to remove the natural lens in your eye that has become cloudy from cataracts and replace it permanently with a new, clear IOL.

While cataract surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries and has been performed on millions of people, the traditional method involves making tiny incisions in the eye using a surgical knife. The advanced LenSx system provides a bladeless option for cataract surgery that offers a high level of precision and control.

How does the LenSx Laser work?

Before your cataract surgery, your doctor at Hawaii Vision Specialists captures high-resolution images of your eye. These images provide precise measurements and data so your doctor can map out and perform your cataract surgery based on the exact specifications of your eye. During your LenSx procedure, real-time 3-D imaging allows your doctor to automate and execute the more challenging steps of conventional cataract surgery.

Instead of using a surgical knife, the LenSx Laser uses precision laser energy to break apart the cloudy cataract buildup. The cataract is then removed in pieces. Once the cataract is removed, your doctor inserts the new IOL.

As a result of the added precision and predictability of this bladeless surgery, many patients experience improved vision just two weeks after their LenSx procedure and optimal clarity 2-4 months after their procedure. As with all cataract surgeries, only local anesthesia is necessary. Although you won’t be able to drive yourself, you can go home shortly after this in-office procedure.

Am I a good candidate for LenSx cataract surgery?

LenSx Laser surgery is an ideal solution for many men and women who need cataract surgery. Your doctor will examine your eyes to determine if you can benefit from a LenSx procedure.

If you’re a good candidate, your provider will recommend different types of intraocular lenses based on your vision needs and whether or not you have astigmatism. Your lifestyle, overall health, and eye health are also factors that will help determine which type of cataract surgery is the best option for you.

To learn more about the advanced technology of the LenSx Laser system, book an appointment over the phone with Hawaii Vision Specialists today.