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Cataract Center

Laser Cataract Surgery

The only way to treat a cataract is through cataract surgery. Until recently, modern cataract surgery used a blade to create a very small incision to remove the cataract and replace the lens. Although cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure performed in the United States, the use of a blade presents the most common complications. The latest advancement in cataract surgery eliminates the use of hand held instruments to create the incision, and instead uses a laser called the CATALYS™.

The CATALYS™ combines a femtosecond laser (like the laser used in blade-free LASIK Surgery), 3D imaging, sophisticated software and a number of other innovative features that make the cataract procedure highly customized, gentler and significantly more precise than manual surgery.

How does it work and what are the steps?

Every eye has a unique size and shape. CATALYS' advanced 3D imaging technology builds a 3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables Lexington Eye Associates' surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.

Next, Lexington Eye Associates' surgeons use CATALYS to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with CATALYS than what is achievable by hand. CATALYS then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal. These steps set the stage for positioning of the replacement lens.

What are the benefits of CATALYS?

  • A fast procedure with little or no discomfort
  • A highly customized procedure with advanced 3D imaging
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Laser precise incisions

 

Leading Multi-Specialty Eye Care

Most of our physicians have sub-specialty fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, retinal disease and surgery, oculoplastics and cosmetics, and corneal and refractive surgery.

Leading Multi-Specialty Eye Care

Premium Lens Implant Technology

With the latest advances, having clear vision at only one distance is no longer the only option.

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Cutting-Edge Glaucoma Treatment

Lexington Eye Associates has the most advanced diagnostic tools available to help to determine whether or not a patient has glaucoma, to assess the type of glaucoma that is present, and also to monitor the disease over time. 

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Advances in Macular Degeneration

We offer patients in Massachusetts the most advanced diagnostic equipment. Our fellowship trained retina specialists are skilled in the state-of-the-art treatments that are preventing vision loss.

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The Latest in Corneal Transplants

Advanced technology now allow for minimally invasive surgery by targeting disease and performing partial thickness transplantation, such as DSAEK surgery.

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Current Therapy for Lazy Eye

Our pediatric ophthalmologists are the most highly skilled specialists in Massachusetts for treatment of Lazy Eye, Amblyopia and other related eye disorders.

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