The Vision Care Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) offers new hope to patients with the most advanced form of age related macular degeneration (AMD). Christopher Shelby, MD, ophthalmologist with WK Eye Institute, was the first surgeon in our region to offer this new technology. The FDA-approved implant is used as part of the CentraSight™ treatment program for age-related macular degeneration in people who are 65 and older and who have a cataract in at least one eye.
The World's Smallest Medical Device Designed To Lower Your Eye Pressure
If you have glaucoma and are considering cataract surgery, the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass may be right for you. In conjunction with cataract surgery, iStent is designed to lower eye pressure in patients with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma who are currently taking glaucoma eye drops. Now FDA-approved, iStent is minimally invasive and is placed during cataract surgery.
Technology has improved the safety and outcomes of cataract surgery. In traditional cataract surgery, several small incisions are made manually with a blade and a manual technique is used to break up the cataract. Our surgeons, operating at the WK Eye Surgery Center, were the first in Louisiana and in the Ark-La-Tex to offer the newest LenSx technology with laser- assisted cataract surgery.
An image-guided femtosecond laser allows our surgeons to make incisions with efficiency and precision without the use of a blade. The laser also assists in breaking up the cataract so that removal of this cloudy lens requires less ultrasound energy, which is easier on the eye. This new laser technology also allows for better management of our patient’s corneal astigmatism. This technique is available only with the premium lens implants, which ensures the best visual outcome for our patients.
Cataract surgery is removal of the human lens and implantation of an artificial lens implant. The purpose of cataract surgery is simply to improve vision. Topical anesthesia in the form of drops is used to numb the eye. Incisions are made on the surface of the eye with a small blade called a keratome or with the LenSx femtosecond laser.
A comprehensive eye examination is important for everyone, even those who do not need vision correction.
At a minimum, comprehensive eye examination should be performed: