Two Annapolis surgeons, Dr. Maria Scott and Dr. Heather Nesti of Chesapeake Eye Care & Laser Center, are the first doctors in Anne Arundel County to offer patients bladeless Laser cataract surgery. Leading cataract surgeons around the world consider this advanced procedure the wave of the future.
Based on the same technology used for bladeless LASIK surgery, the bladeless FDA-approved LenSx Laser provides image-guided control for increased accuracy and predictability. Surgeons can precisely program the size, shape and location of the incision and lens capsule for each patient without relying on handheld instruments. The laser also softens the lens so that cataracts can be removed more easily, thus resulting in faster recovery times.
Performed in Chesapeake Eye Care’s state-of-the-art Chesapeake Cataract Center, the bladeless laser procedure takes minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients leave surgery with dark glasses, not bandages, and can return to most routine activities within 48 hours. Just a few years ago, lengthy procedures followed by long hospital stays were the norm for cataract surgery.
Dr. Scott, the center’s medical director, describes the new bladeless LenSx Laser as “the most revolutionary technology in ophthalmology since the advent of LASIK. Our cataract patients are experiencing a return to the vision they enjoyed decades ago.”
By combining the LenSx Laser with ORA Precision Vision technology, Dr. Scott and Dr. Nesti obtain the most accurate measurements for precise lens power and placement. With options available to optimize a full range of vision and correct astigmatism, patients can select the best match for their lifestyle and reduce their reliance on glasses. This is truly an exciting time for cataract patients who want to customize their vision.