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Advancements in Cataract Surgery – True Laser Cataract Surgery

If your vision is getting cloudy, if you are losing your color perception or you are having trouble seeing at night, you may be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Although cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in health care today, laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many key surgical steps to provide better outcomes and making cataract surgery even safer.

Are you seeking a cataract surgery specialist in Central Kentucky? Commonwealth Eye Surgery has a dedicated eye care team in both the clinical and surgical settings who are trained specifically for the surgical care of your eyes. Using the latest innovations in treatment, our team along with your local eye care doctor will help you achieve the optimal results you deserve and the freedom to pursue hobbies, sports and everyday activities without the frustration of poor vision.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful procedures performed in the U.S. today. More than 2 million men and women undergo cataract surgery every year, making the procedure one of the most frequently performed and successful medical procedures in the United States. Dr. Ferguson is among the most experienced cataract surgeons in the country.

Origins of Cataract Surgery: Traditional Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery has been around for many years and has been very effective for most people. Phacoemulsification paved the way to small incision micro cataract surgery. Although phacoemulsification is considered to be the current state of the art cataract removal technique, many steps in the cataract procedure are still performed manually. Refractive Cataract surgery (RCS) may utilize the femtosecond laser to perform these steps adding a greater amount of precision and improved visual outcome to the entire cataract procedure.

Who do I contact for a laser cataract surgery consultation?

If you are seeking the most advanced cataract surgery in Central Kentucky, be sure to ask your local eye doctor about Commonwealth Eyes and Dr. Lance Ferguson. Commonwealth Eye Surgery is a co-management center. We work with your local eye doctor to address many of your surgical needs and you can do your follow up care closer to home with your local eye doctor. We are happy to evaluate you at your doctor’s request to determine the best and safest approach to cataract surgery for you.
There are many things to consider prior to having cataract surgery. This includes your choice of lens implant and if a customized treatment is right for you. Dr Ferguson along with Drs. Findley, Smith and Long specialize in cataract surgery. With nearly 100 years of experience collectively, your team has a great understanding of the options that are available to you and what technology, special lenses or medical conditions need to be considered to help you achieve your visual goals.

New Advances in Cataract Surgery

New advances in cataract surgery are giving patients the opportunity to achieve better vision than ever before. Commonwealth Eye Surgery offers several options as an upgrade to our manual cataract surgery for qualified patients with the Refractive Cataract Surgery (RCS) option. Some patients who want to enjoy the freedom from glasses are candidates for this exciting option and can utilize this upgrade option with their medical insurance.* Commonwealth Eye Surgery was the first practice practice in Kentucky to offer Refractive Cataract Surgery Procedures using the OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System. This state-of-the-art laser system takes cataract surgery to a new level of accuracy and consistency. For the first time, patients have the benefit of an even more customized approach to treatment.

CATALYS™ Technology

CATALYS™ is a next generation laser cataract surgery platform that combines a femtosecond laser, integrated 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, and OptiMedica’s breakthrough pattern scanning technology all into one system. Distinguishing features include a Liquid Optics™ Interface that ensures stable system-patient attachment and optimizes the optical path to the patient’s eye, and a proprietary Integral Guidance™ mapping system that ensures the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered safely and precisely to the intended location.

What are the Benefits of CATALYS™?

  • A highly customized procedure with advanced 3D imaging
  • Laser precise incisions that are unparalleled in the field
  • A fast procedure with little or no discomfort
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Commonwealth Eye Surgery uses CATALYS™ Technology for Refractive Cataract Surgery
    Read more on our website and watch the video to see for yourself.

*Some medical conditions may not allow a patient the option of the Refractive Cataract Surgery upgrade. And Medicare requires some form of astigmatic treatment before these patients can opt for the upgrade. Due to these requirements not all Medicare patients are not able to opt for this treatment in combination with their medical insurance coverage.