Advanced Cataract Surgery

The latest advancement in cataract surgery.

 

Northwest Eye is one of the first Minneapolis eye clinics to offer Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery featuring the LensAR femtosecond laser, the latest and most advanced laser technology available. This highly advanced, laser-assisted procedure allows Northwest Eye cataract surgeons to correct your vision while also removing your cataract, possibly allowing you to live a life free of contacts or eyeglasses.

Cataract surgery is an exciting, life-changing choice. But like contacts or glasses, no single solution addresses every eyesight issue. As an elective procedure in conjunction with your cataract surgery, Northwest Eye offers three Advanced Refractive Laser Vision Packages, all designed to address specific vision outcomes.

Single Distance Vision Package

  • Advanced diagnostic technology & testing
  • Extended pre-operative measurements, calculations, planning and care
  • LENSAR™ Laser Surgical System
  • Toric lens technology (if necessary for astigmatism)
  • Post-operative laser enhancements (if necessary)
  • Extended aftercare for up to 180 days after surgery

Distance + Reading Monovision Package

  • Advanced diagnostic technology & testing
  • Extended pre-operative measurements, calculations, additional monovision testing, planning and care
  • LENSAR™ Laser Surgical System
  • Toric lens technology (if necessary for astigmatism)
  • Post-operative laser enhancements (if necessary)
  • Extended aftercare for up to 180 days after surgery

Distance + Reading Multifocal / Accommodating Package

  • Advanced diagnostic technology & testing
  • Extended pre-operative measurements, calculations, planning and care
  • LENSAR™ Laser Surgical System
  • Multifocal or Accommodating lens technology
  • TECNIS Symfony IOL technology – the newest lens technology that offers a full range of quality vision and corrects astigmatism
  • Post-operative laser enhancements (if necessary)
  • Extended aftercare for up to 180 days after surgery

While the specific technology used for your surgery is tailored to your specific needs, all three advanced cataract surgery packages include some or all of the following benefits that are not covered by traditional cataract surgery:

  • Multiple Zeiss and Lenstar (Swiss) laser measurements of your eye length and curvature
  • Screening Zeiss OCT test to detect subtle problems of your macula
  • Screening Oculus Pentacam corneal map to detect aspherical problems of cornea
  • Zeiss corneal topography to measure astigmatism axis
  • Multiple confirmatory lens calculations based on measurements above (SRK-T, Barrett, ASCRS, others)
  • LensAR femtosecond cataract laser to make openings for surgery, soften the cataract and correct astigmatism
  • Wavefront monofocal, multifocal, accommodating or toric lens based on your needs and goals
  • Laser enhancement (if necessary) after surgery
  • Extended postoperative period of care (double that of standard surgery)

Be Eye Wise and learn more about options for correcting your cataract. Schedule a consultation with a Northwest Eye cataract surgeon today.