NVISION Laser Eye Centers Now Offers Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery in San Diego
2012-07-05 · By Editor
NVISION Laser Eye Centers, La Jolla announced today they are offering laser refractive cataract surgery to San Diego residents and surrounding communities. Since late last year, NVISION has offered the LenSx cataract surgery, but only at its Orange County and Inland Empire locations.
“Laser refractive cataract surgery, with the Alcon LenSx® laser, differs from the traditional cataract surgery in that all the incisions are made using a precise laser guided by a real-time computer imaging system. With traditional cataract surgery, micro incisions are created using a bladed tool and a needle. The combination of LenSx and Wave Tec ORA™ allows an experienced surgeon to further improve the refractive outcomes. Over 90% of patients can see well without glasses using the combination of these two technologies,” says Dr. Mihir (Max) Parikh with NVISION Laser Eye Centers, La Jolla.
With laser refractive cataract surgery, the blades and needle are replaced with femtosecond laser technology. The laser also helps to break the cloudy lens prior to the ultrasound, removing the cataract and the insertion of a new lens. The benefits of this technology are precision, safety, and accuracy of target refractive outcomes to reduce the need for glasses following cataract surgery.
In addition, by utilizing the WaveTec ORA, surgery is even more precise — typically improving the refractive outcomes target by10-15%. The ORA measures the eye’s focusing power during cataract surgery so the surgeon knows the results instantly. Then, adjustments can be made during, instead of after, surgery. The ORA is especially helpful in treating patients with astigmatism, and cataract patients with previous LASIK or other refractive surgery.
Dr. Parikh, who is certified and trained with the ORA and LenSx, will be performing the laser refractive cataract surgeries at the Surgical Center of San Diego.
NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers has 14 locations throughout Southern California from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser — the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for refractive cataract patients.
With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino.
For more information, visit www.NVISIONCenters.com or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).