In 2010, the femtosecond laser became FDA-approved for use in cataract surgery. Not long after that, Eye Consultants of Texas founder and chief surgeon Phillips Kirk Labor, MD was among the first Dallas-Fort Worth eye surgeons to perform femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). “We chose the LENSAR Laser System, which allowed us to enhance safety and the potential for more precise surgery results,” Dr. Labor said.
LENSAR recently introduced the next generation of this laser platform, the ALLY™ Adaptive Cataract Treatment System. Eye Consultants of Texas was quick to adopt and offer this technology, true to its commitment to continually provide the latest, most advanced technologies to its patients.
“ALLY is unprecedented in that it allows me to personalize a patient’s treatment plan more accurately to their individual needs. I can personalize cataract removal, position the patient’s intraocular lens (IOL), and even treat astigmatism, if present, with greater precision than ever before,” Dr. Labor said.
The ALLY features a unique Augmented Reality imaging system that creates a 3-D view of the eye. This guides Dr. Labor when designing a specifically tailored treatment plan before, and even during, the cataract procedure. In other words, Dr. Labor can see your eye in more detail before using the laser to address the cataract and any astigmatism.
“This new platform is simply amazing,” Dr. Labor added. “The benefits ALLY provides make cataract surgery and IOL positioning more precisely personalized than ever before. Not only can this improve vision quality, it can also lessen the chance of complications, and thereby further reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery. To say we’re very excited at what the ALLY can do for our patients is an understatement.”
The ALLY Adaptive Cataract Treatment System is one of many new eye surgery advancements Dr. Labor has offered his patients since he founded Eye Consultants of Texas over 20 years ago.