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Cataract Surgery with the LenSx® Laser in Ellsworth, Maine®

Also Serving Bangor, ME

LenSx cataract surgery laser logo in Bangor, MEWhat is the LenSx® Laser?

The LenSx® Laser is an advanced, precision based technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer-control, helping our surgeons to customize the procedure to your eye.  It is a technologically advanced option for cataract patients and when you choose the LenSx® Laser, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits. 

Custom tailored for your eyes.

While all human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea and other key features.  Which is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped prior to cataract surgery.  While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx® Laser uses a range of highly advanced technologies – including integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) – to capture incredibly precise, high-resolution images of your eyes.  These images – and the measurements and data they provide – are then used to plan and perform a surgery to exacting specifications not attainable with tradition surgery.  The greatest strength of this technology in the surgical process appears to be in controlling astigmatism.  It can be used to relax the cornea to reduce astigmatism and often decrease the dependence on spectacle.

The LenSx® Laser adds computer-control to key steps of cataract surgery.  Its unique software control system analyzes high-resolution OCT images of your eye; helps the surgeon to design a customized procedure; and the, visualizes and performs the procedure on command from the surgeon.  To further enhance accuracy a patient interface connects your eye to the image-guided surgical unit, so that both the LenSx® Laser computer and the surgeon commanding it have precise, real-time images at all times during the laser procedure. 

In non-laser cataract surgery, the surgeon makes incisions and removes the old lens using traditional surgical instruments and blades.  The LenSx® Laser performs several of the steps of the surgical process with an image-guided femtosecond laser.

Ask your eye doctor if cataract surgery with the LenSx® Laser is right for you.  For more information, visit

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call Coastal Eye Care in Maine at 207-667-6300.

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