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Laser Cataract Surgery

Clemson Eye invested in the very first LenSx® laser in Upstate South Carolina at Piedmont Surgery Center in Greenville.

In addition, we were among the first 50 practices in the nation to offer this revolutionary technology for a truly customized cataract treatment.

The LenSx® laser improves the way modern cataract laser eye surgery is performed. It is 100% customized for your eye. Until recently, cataract surgery required the use of a manual surgical blade to open the eye and capsule supporting the lens. Manual incisions increased the chance of outcome variability.

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With LenSx® laser FDA approval, eye surgeons now have consistent incisions that are up to ten times more precise than the manual portions of the cataract surgical procedure.4 Customized for each unique eye, laser cataract surgery performs advanced astigmatism treatments to ensure the very best visual result. The precision and customization of the LenSx® laser is perfectly suited to patients seeking an improved visual outcome through an advanced lens implant, like the ReStor® or Toric® lens implants.

This “blade-free” laser approach to cataract surgery allows the surgeon to improve the predictability of the procedure, with increased precision, accuracy and faster healing time. Laser cataract surgery is the most precise and gentle way to remove a diseased lens. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.

Removing Cataracts with a Laser

“Many patients have inquired, ‘Can my cataract be removed with a laser?’ This once futuristic notion is now a reality. The LenSx laser boosts our surgical potential since the precision of a laser trumps a handheld blade many times over, even a blade in the hands of a highly skilled surgeon. Laser cataract surgery is the approach I would recommend for my patients,” said Joseph Parisi, MD.

LenSx® Laser is Not Experimental

The LenSx® is not experimental. More than 27,000 LenSx® laser cataract surgeries have been performed in 30 countries by over 600 surgeons. The eye surgeons at Clemson Eye were among the first ophthalmologists to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. As such, they have amassed exceptional experience in this specialized form of cataract surgery. The incorporation of the LenSx laser allows Clemson Eye to provide patients with the very best in eye care technology available today.

Clemson Eye is a Leader in Refractive Surgery

A leader in refractive surgery, Clemson Eye owns the first LenSx® Laser system to the Upstate at the Piedmont Surgery Center in Greenville, SC. “As LASIK surgeons, we have been anxious to use laser technology for cataract surgery. Now, the LenSx® allows us the opportunity to offer this revolutionary treatment to our patients,” says Dr. Parisi.

The Greenville News featured an article about how Lasers Revolutionize Cataract Surgery. In addition, our eye surgeons, Drs. Joe Parisi and Brian Johnson, were interviewed on Greenville’s Ch. 7 local news show Your Carolina. They discussed the new LenSx laser cataract removal technology and how Clemson Eye is among the first ophthalmology practices to offer the LenSx as an option to our patients.

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