1st to Start Cataract Surgery in North India1st NABH Hospital in Eye Care Category
Bharti Eye Hospital has acquired the First LenSx (Alcon USA) Femtosecond Laser for Cataract Surgery in Delhi. LenSx is currently the only FDA (USA) approved Laser for Cataract surgery.
LASER Cataract surgery refers to bladeless sutureless cataract surgery. This is the latest advancement in cataract surgery.
Previously, cataract surgery has been done by Phacoemulsification or 'Phaco' which uses ultrasound energy to emulsify or liquify the cataract so that it can be removed through a 2.2 mm incision. After this is done, a foldable intraocular lens is placed in the eye through the same incision. The incision in phacoemulsification are made using a specialised blade.
There has been tremendous improvement in technique of Cataract Surgery since 500 B.C. when Susruta from India did the first Cataract operation.
Till now the Cataract operation was a manual technique where a round opening is made in the membrane around the Cataract and then the Cataract is divided with Ultrasound waves called Phaco-emulsification followed by implantation of the IOL. There are many critical steps the most important of them is formation of a round opening by pulling and tearing the membrane called anterior capsule. These steps can be executed only with a limited precision manually. Also the possibility of complications is upto 1-2%.
NOW we offer a innovative technology which is a revolution in Cataract surgery offering unparalleled precision and reproducibility.
The first step in the Femto laser cataract surgery is measurement of the eye. OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) measures the size shape ant thickness of Cornea. It determines the anterior and posterior srfaces of cataract along with it's thickness. According to these measurements the surgeon defines the steps to be performed by the Femto Laser.
The LenSx Femtosecond laser will perform the anterior capsulotomy(The round opening in the membrane) , will divide the cataract into multiple pieces according to the choice of the surgeon and make corneal incisions. All this without any Blade and without entering the eye. The opening in the capsule is twice as strong and 5 times more accurate in size and shape as compared to the manual opening. Laser or Femto cataract surgery employs laser energy to make the incisions, create an opening in the anterior capsule of the cataractous lens and to break the cataract into small pieces. Therefore, the Phaco energy used to emulsify the cataract is much less.
Since the laser is very precise and accurate, Femto cataract surgery is much safer than traditional phacoemulsification.
Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery over Phacoemulsification: