FAQ About LenSx®

Simply because patients today demand the highest standards of vision improvement possible.

In the past, wearing glasses after lens replacement surgery was the norm for both distance and reading. Residual astigmatism and blur without glasses was expected. Surgery was performed only to improve dulled blurred vision despite spectacles due to advanced cataracts.

Then as technology and surgical techniques improved, unaided distance vision improvement reached a point where only reading glasses were necessary.

Now reading, intermediate and distance vision improvement can be obtained with the right technology, the right surgeon and the right lens implant.

Perth Laser Vision has been a leader in refractive surgery since 1997 and prides itself on innovation in technology. More people chose Perth Laser Vision for their laser eye surgery because this technology combined with a seasoned surgical team translates to greater safety, precision and outcomes. Over 30,000 laser procedures and 15,000 lens procedures have been performed at Perth Laser Vision.

Perth Laser Vision has many historical “firsts” including:

  • 1st provider in Perth to offer LenSx® laser cataract technology for cataract eye surgery perth
  • 1st provider in Perth to offer the Wavelight® dual laser technology for LASIK
  • Perth Laser Vision’s eye surgeon Dr Phillip McGeorge was a pioneer in LASIK and was a principal investigator in the field of laser vision correction since 1997.

LenSx® automates the most challenging steps of traditional cataract eye surgery Perth. Prior to the introduction of this laser, traditional cataract surgery involved the creation of several small incisions during the procedure. All of these incisions were made manually with a blade.  With LenSx®, the surgeon can create those incisions with a significantly higher degree of precision and computer control.

This combined with the real-time image guided feature aids the physician in seeing the activity taking place in the eye during surgery and aids the surgeon in performing:

  • Anterior capsulotomy – an incision that opens the clear, cellophane-like capsule that wraps the natural crystalline lens of the eye
  • Lens fragmentation – softening and breaking up of the cataract lens of the eye
  • All corneal incisions – all incisions of the cornea associated with cataract surgery

The femtosecond laser is one that emits pulses with durations of around 10−15 of a second (that’s one millionth of one billionth of a second). For nearly a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped eye surgeons perform LASIK with unparalleled precision and safety.

Designed to revolutionize key steps in the lens replacement procedure, the LenSx® Laser now allows surgeons to deliver the benefits of precise femtosecond laser technology. That means lens surgery is more precise, predictable, reproducible and safe — from the team that began the femtosecond era in ophthalmology.

Cataract surgery is typically covered by a combination of Medicare and/or private health insurance.  Individuals must check with their respective carriers for specific eligibility and coverage benefits.

However, LenSx® is a premium enhanced procedure that requires an out-of-pocket fee from the patient. Patients will receive specific information on the cost of their procedure during the consultation process. The price will vary based on each individuals’ specific circumstances.

Risks are associated with any surgical procedure but the LenSx® is designed to provide a greater degree of safety and precision than traditional methods.

Precision: LenSx® uses the same technology for cataracts that has been used in LASIK surgery to create the highest level of precision available with a cool laser instead of a sharp blade.

Safety: LenSx® increases safety and potentially minimizes risk by providing a faster and less invasive procedure with more control.

Control: LenSx® offers real time images to guide the surgeon for proper alignment.  Images of the eye are projected onto a video screen giving the surgeon real-time visual images during the surgery.

Some degree of irritation may be evident for a few hours after surgery.

Some redness will be noted on the eye from the LenSx procedure. This is normal and painless and will go away in a week or so. Any discomfort, if present, usually settles with Panadol.

Generally, patients should expect greatly improved vision with freedom from having to wear corrective eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses for distance and reading.

With upgraded premium multifocal lens implants, the cloudy natural lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens that can better focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye.

Most importantly, cataract surgery is designed to completely remove the problem of vision change, stopping the progression of vision loss and resulting in the ability to see more clearly at distance and near.

Around 5 – 10 minutes on average depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Currently LenSx® is considered a premium procedure not covered by Medicare, or other health insurance companies.  Interest free financing is available.

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