Dr. Labor was among the first Dallas/Fort Worth eye surgeons to perform femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) in keeping with his belief that our patients should have the best surgical advancements available. Previously approved for LASIK, the femtosecond laser significantly improved LASIK surgery precision. To understand its precision and speed, a femtosecond is to one second as one second is to about 32 million years!
Today, femtosecond laser-assisted technology is making cataract surgery smarter, faster, and better than ever. Here’s how it works. In our FLACS surgery suite, Dr. Labor uses the advanced LENSAR Laser System to make tiny incisions in the cornea (the clear dome over the iris and pupil) with femtosecond precision. These laser incisions are designed to enter the eye for removal of the cataract and to correct astigmatism. The system allows Dr. Labor to gently break apart the cataract using the LENSAR’s laser light technology to implant the intraocular lens of your choice. In addition, Dr. Labor may also use the ORA System and Verion Image Guided System, allowing him to specifically customize each step of the procedure to your eye with greater accuracy.
Click here for a step-by-step guide to the benefits of FLACS in treating cataracts using the LENSAR System.
This advanced laser system can lead to quicker recovery times and overall improved outcomes. As an early adopter of femtosecond technology for LASIK, Dr. Labor applies that experience and skill to every laser-assisted cataract procedure. This starts with a thorough examination to assure the procedure is the right option for you. Contact our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030 to learn more or set up an appointment.