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Turner Eye Institute Now Using New LenSx Laser for Cataracts
Date:7/9/2013

San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Cataracts affect 70 percent of people over the age of 75. Turner Eye Institute is highlighting a new technology called the LenSx Laser to make the process of removing cataracts even easier. The LenSx laser has revolutionized cataract surgery by operating with unmatched precision and computer control, helping surgeons to customize the procedure to the patient’s eye. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients that allow them to enjoy a range of vital benefits.

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside of the eye. This lens, located behind the iris, works just like the lens of a camera; focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. The human lens can become so clouded, it keeps light and images from reaching the retina.

Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through old, cloudy film. But a cataract is not a “film” over the eyes or a growth inside the eye. It cannot be prevented, even diet and exercise will not prevent it or make it go away. Eye injuries, certain diseases or even some medications can accelerate the clouding, but a cataract is also an aging change of the lens.

The best way to treat a cataract is with surgery that removes the old clouded lens and replaces it with a new, artificial one to restore vision, and many ways significantly improve one’s quality of life. Today’s technology has made both surgeries and the replacement lenses safer and more effective than ever. For instance, the refractive cataract laser has significantly increased surgical precision.

Due to the huge medical advances made, cataract surgery is one of the most successful procedures performed today. Cataract surgery
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