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We are excited to announce that Hawaiian Eye Center now offers a new precise, accurate and customized cataract procedure which enhances the surgical outcome. The LENSAR™ Laser System uses the latest advancements in refractive cataract surgery to safely remove cataracts and help restore vision with the use of femtosecond laser technology. This technology can help to correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) and reduce the dependency on glasses and contacts for those with vision impairments near, far and in between.
The LENSAR™ Laser’s innovative integration of functions are unique to this system. With the use of Augmented Reality™ imaging, the LENSAR™ Laser provides a 3-D view of the eye, allowing our trained and certified doctors at Hawaiian Eye Center to tailor treatment for each patient.
Our doctors can fully automate and customize critical planning and execution steps for refractive cataract surgery. Surgical planning and mapping tools allow for more specific parameters during surgery, increasing accuracy and precision.
A cataract is when the normally clear lens of the eye starts to become cloudy, blocking and distorting light necessary for the retina to process images. Nearly 24.5 million Americans—with almost 115,000 in Hawaii alone—are affected by cataracts, according to Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute.
Cataracts are a natural process of aging, but some risk factors include exposure to ultraviolet light, diet, smoking, diabetes, use of some steroid medications, and serious eye injuries. The disease usually worsens over time and can lead to blindness if not treated.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. and has a very high success rate. The general process involves removing the clouded lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens implant. Modern cataract surgery can usually be upgraded to include vision correction of refractive errors. Surgery is typically outpatient with very little pain or discomfort reported.
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