Las Vegas, Nevada (February 19, 2015)— Surjeet Singh, M.D., of Nevada Eye & Ear and the Ophthalmology Medical Director at Stonecreek Surgery Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now offering premium laser cataract surgery with the LENSAR® Laser System. Laser cataract surgery is a new cataract technology used to safely remove cataracts and restore vision. The goal of a premium laser cataract procedure is to reduce a patient’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
“With Lensar’s 3D imaging of your eye, I can see everything inside your eye in greater detail. This allows me to plan the surgery better, to precisely soften the cataract in preparation for removal, and to ensure the appropriate condition for the most accurate placement of your intraocular lens,” said Surjeet Singh, M.D.
LENSAR replaces blades and other instrumentation with the precision of a laser to provide patients with the most advanced cataract procedure possible. With the LENSAR Laser, Dr. Singh can remove cataracts using the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade.
The lens of the eye, which helps with focusing, is made of water and protein. As a person ages, the protein can clump together, which makes the lens cloudy. This cloudy area is called a cataract.
A cataract needs to be removed when it affects a person’s vision and ability to do everyday activities, like driving, reading, or watching television. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest outpatient procedures in the United States, with nearly 3 million cataract surgeries performed each year.
How the LENSAR Laser Works:
The LENSAR Laser uses Augmented Reality™ imaging, which provides eye surgeons with a 3-D view of the eye. This 3-D view allows the surgeon to tailor the treatment for each patient, resulting in the potential to improve visual outcomes.1 Additionally, with Augmented Reality, surgeons can make more accurate laser incisions that prior to the LENSAR Laser were done manually with a handheld blade.
About LENSAR, Inc.:
LENSAR, Inc., is a global leader in next generation femtosecond laser technology for refractive cataract surgery. The LENSAR Laser System offers cataract surgeons precision, accuracy, and efficiency while optimizing overall visual outcomes. LENSAR’s proprietary Augmented Reality technology — reconstructed 3-D imaging, measurement, and guidance system — offers quick and easy patient docking and provides high-resolution ocular images in a single scan. This technology facilitates enhanced procedure outcomes by allowing the physician to develop individualized treatment plans including precise laser delivery and efficient lens fragmentation that can reduce, and potentially eliminate, phaco energy. The LENSAR Laser System also offers the industry’s smallest laser footprint and thoughtful ergonomic design that accommodates most operating rooms.
The LENSAR Laser System has been cleared by the FDA for anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, and corneal and arcuate incisions. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by U.S. law to investigational use only. For more information, please visit www.lensar.com.