LenSx® for Blade-free Cataract Surgery
Incisions during cataract surgery are necessary to allow Dr. Alan Margolis to gently break up and remove the cloudy lens. Your new replacement Intraocular Lens (IOL) is also put into place through this incision.
Traditional cataract surgery involves making the incision with a hand-held blade and using an ultrasonic device to break up and remove the lens. While this method can still be effective, at Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics we have also invested in blade-free cataract surgery technology: the LenSx® laser.
LenSx was the first femtosecond laser approved by the FDA for blade-free cataract surgery. It has been used in over 400,000 cataract procedures worldwide.
How LenSx Works
The femtosecond technology uses automated, computer-controlled laser pulses to create incisions on the lens capsule, crystalline lens and cornea for precisely tailored and accurate results. Each procedure is based on a high-resolution, 3D surgical platform for both the incision and lens fragmentation. For most patients the procedure takes between 15-30 minutes and only causes mild discomfort after the procedure.
Benefits of Blade-free Cataract Surgery
- Procedure is quicker and more comfortable
- Surgery is more precise for your unique eye and results are more accurate
- A 3D map is made of your eye prior to surgery and used during each step of the procedure to allow Dr. Margolis real-time visualization
- The laser is programmable and computer-guided
More Accurate, Comprehensive Eye Exams with Optomap Technology
During eye exams, our team assesses the condition of the blood vessels in your retina (the back lining of your eye) to identify any abnormalities. Traditional methods of retinal examination only allow doctors to see approximately 15% of the retina. As a result, there may be a chance that an eye disease is overlooked and therefore not treated or managed in a timely manner.
The Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics team takes eye exams very seriously. We have invested in technology to provide a more comprehensive view of the retina, making your exam results more accurate.
Our optomap® ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system allows Dr. Margolis to view 80% of the retinal area in one panoramic view. By capturing a larger view of the retina, we can diagnose signs of eye disease as early as possible. It is a very quick and painless – yet powerful – technique.
When the retinal tissue becomes damaged, irreversible vision loss can occur. Our optomap technology allows for early detection and treatment of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Retinal disruption can also signal health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or stroke.