About Laser Cataract Surgery
At Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we are proud to be founded and led by some of the most highly trained and experienced cataract surgeons in the Washington, D.C. area. Aside from micro-incision cataract surgery, which is the most advanced traditional cataract surgery technique, we also perform custom therapeutic corneal laser-assisted cataract surgery. Both of these surgical techniques can be combined with specially selected artificial lenses that can correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia. So not only are you being freed from cataracts, but you are also gaining clearer vision than you had before.
The integration of lasers into cataract removal is an extremely exciting development in ophthalmic surgery. Femtosecond lasers are now being used to perform several critical steps of cataract surgery, including accessing and breaking up the cataract. This development has shown to be beneficial to both the eye surgeon and the patient. The cataract surgery team at Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons is pleased to offer enhanced laser cataract removal with LENSAR technology.
To learn more about custom therapeutic corneal laser-assisted cataract surgery with LENSAR technology, we encourage you to call or email Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons at our Greenbelt or Bowie, MD offices. We can explain this information in more detail or schedule an appointment for you to meet with our cataract surgeon.
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"ICL surgery went extremely well. I initially went to Lasik but my eyes were too weak (-12.5 eye presecription with astigmatism), a little older than some at 49 and my corneas too thin. They recommended me to Dr. Solomon, and I am very grateful that they did. From my initial exam to post surgery Dr. Solomon and his staff have been exceptional. I had some eye prescription stability issues with the initial visit, so I had to where my glasses for a week, once my prescription stabilized, I had the surgery and then had issues with eye pressure. After a few eye visits and some additional eye drops I could not be more pleased with the results being able to see everything so clearly without any contacts or reading glasses."- R.T. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"ICL surgery went extremely well. I did have some eye pressure issues after surgery but the office gave me medicine to relieve the pressure and follow up appointments all free of charge. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. My eye prescription was -12.5 with astigmatism, now I see 20/20 without any type of lenses. Not bad for a 49 year old. I highly recommend Dr Solomon and his staff for your eye care."- R.T. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"Would recommend to everyone. My wife and I have been patients of Steve Solomon and then Johnathan Solomon for years. We both have had cataract surgery which has been wonderful and life changing. Office staff super helpful. Jasmine G is a real asset. If we could give them ten stars we would!!!"- J.D. / Google / May 14, 2019
Overall, most cataract patients who are in overall good health are candidates for laser cataract surgery. Often, even patients with astigmatism can undergo laser cataract surgery and get amazing results. However, some patients who have had LASIK in the past might not be great candidates as the laser technology could potentially negatively impact the flap created for your LASIK surgery. During your appointment for your comprehensive exam and cataract evaluation, our experts will be able to determine your candidacy and help you choose the best option for your situation.
What to Expect
Custom therapeutic corneal laser-assisted cataract surgery is much like traditional cataract surgery except we use the cutting-edge LENSAR laser technology to determine the incision site, make the incision, and break up the cataract.
Due to its convenience and efficiency, LENSAR is one of the leaders in laser cataract surgery technology. LENSAR has been approved by the FDA and delivers ultra-short pulses of light to make an extremely precise incision. This gives our eye surgeons unprecedented accuracy and reproducibility. The outcomes are more consistent, as well.
Further Benefits to Using LENSAR Laser Technology:
– Their propriety "Augmented Reality" 3D imaging captures all ocular structures and generates an in-focus image from the front of the cornea to the back of the lens capsule.
– The computer software helps create a patient-specific treatment plan that includes details, such as the preferred incision site, which IOL is to be used and the tilt of the lens.
– Exceptional surgeon control with the option to adjust specific parameters.
– Simplified lens removal.
– Their proprietary suction ring (which holds the eye still for surgery) is designed to minimize the rise in intraocular pressure (thereby maintaining the integrity of the cornea and maximizing patient comfort).
Plan Your Procedure
If cataracts are left untreated, they can ultimately lead to a total loss of vision. Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons is proud to be the home of some of the D.M.V. area's most knowledgeable and experienced cataract surgeons. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you may feel unnerved about potential surgery. We encourage you to contact us today for an evaluation so we can explain all of your options and ease your worries about becoming cataract-free.