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Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Dr. Carlson with patient using Lensar®

Femtosecond Laser-Assisted cataract surgery is an advanced surgical service now available to patients during cataract surgery. Dr. Carlson utilizes the Lensar® Laser System at the Phillips Eye Institute to perform a customized cataract procedure. Using laser technology creates incisions more precisely and softens the cataract lens decreasing postoperative healing time and increasing safety. The unique 3-D imaging system built into the femtosecond laser provides Dr. Carlson with a reconstructed view of your eye to help plan a customized treatment for the removal of your cataract.

“The additional cost to use the laser for cataract surgery is NOT covered by insurance.”

Treatment of Minor Astigmatism

It is effective for patients with minor astigmatism as it can precisely produce relaxing incisions in the cornea to reduce small amounts of astigmatism allowing for better-unaided distance vision after surgery. 

Benefits of Using the Laser

Safety
The Lensar® Laser System’s Augmented Reality feature allows for more accurate information and treatment choices during your cataract removal procedure.

Precision
The Lensar® Laser System’s advanced technology allows for very precise and accurate treatment.

Results
The Lensar® Laser System enables the surgeon to precisely place laser pulses that more safely and effectively soften your cataract prior to removal and assists in the best lens placement, resulting in better visual outcomes.

Advanced Lens Placement

The femtosecond laser can reduce several variables affecting the placement of the intraocular lens which is most beneficial for lifestyle lens procedures as they require exquisite central placement.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (952) 522-4900.

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