Cataract Surgery

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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Lee Surgery Center is equipped with the latest equipment and technology for cataract surgery including the LenSx Laser and the Centurion Vision System, an advanced microscope with video hook-up for patient family viewing. The surgeon programs the laser (LenSx) to make all the incisions, and to create a perfectly sized capsulotomy (a front opening in the clear capsule or the wrapping around the lens). This process makes the position of the lens implant more consistent and predictable. It also softens up the cataract so it requires less energy usage in the eye, and treats astigmatism. Once the cataract is removed, the ORA System is used to verify the lens implant power/prescription prior to picking and placing the implants in the eye. Overall, Lensx laser-assisted cataract surgery in combination with the ORA System measurement, provides better precision and more accurate post-operative visual outcome than traditional cataract surgery. It uses half the amount of ultrasound energy inside the eye, therefore causing less stress to the inner lining of the cornea.

Traditional Cataract Surgery

Surgeon uses blades to make incisions to get to the cataract. Ultrasound is used to break-up the cataract into tiny pieces before removing it from the eye. A basic monofocal lens implant is then placed in the eye for distance vision. If a patient has astigmatism the vision is still blurry due to poor focus until he/she gets new glasses a month after cataract surgery. This option is general covered by health insurance.

Secondary Membrane Laser

Secondary Membrane Laser (YAG)

Lee Surgery Center offers Yag Laser treatment to clear Secondary Membrane, which is a cloudiness that forms in many patients after cataract surgery.  It is a painless procedure that requires only a few minutes to complete. 


Lensx Laser

Lee Eye Center is offering LenSx laser assisted cataract surgeries along with ORA system guidance to give you the most precise visual outcome. It can be combined with lifestyle lenses including Toric and ReSTOR lenses to meet your customized visual needs.

LenSx® is a femtosecond laser that uses computer controls to do many key steps in cataract surgery. It replaces blade manual incisions. It creates a precise shape and size capsular opening to access the cataract. This is critical for proper seeding and positioning of the lens implant, giving more accurate focus of your vision in the long term. It also softens the cataract to reduce ultrasound energy being used, causing less surgical trauma to the eye. LenSx can treat astigmatism by reshaping the eye to make it rounder.


ORA System

ORA System® allows Dr. Lee to measure the eye and refine visual outcomes during the procedure, rather than having to “wait and see” weeks or even months afterward, as with traditional cataract surgery. ORA system takes more precise lens implant power measurements after the clouded cataract is removed, but before the lens implant is inserted. This measurement helps to fine-tune the lens power and astigmatism in order to pick the most suitable lens to place in the eye for the best possible vision after surgery.