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Laser Cataract Surgery using LENSAR

Fox 59 News reports that approximately 4 million cataract surgeries are conducted annually in the United States. Among these, around 320,000 procedures utilize a laser cataract system, like LENSAR, which offers advantages such as expedited recovery, precise incisions, and a gentler surgical approach. Now, let’s delve into the details of laser cataract surgery using LENSAR.

What is LENSAR?

LENSAR is a state-of-the-art, bladeless laser cataract surgery system approved by the FDA. It creates a detailed 3D model of the patient’s eye, enabling surgeons to plan the procedure with greater precision. This advanced technology allows for the precise softening of the cataract and ensures accurate placement of the intraocular lens every time. LENSAR stands out as the most advanced laser used in cataract surgery today. Overall, laser cataract surgery using LENSAR is a very safe procedure with over a 98% success rate.


Dr. White, a Board-Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, highlights several key benefits of using advanced laser technology in cataract surgery: “The biggest benefits are a faster recovery time, decreased complication rate, and a more accurate outcome for astigmatism correction and lens centration.” Additionally, the Center for Sight emphasizes that laser technology significantly reduces the risk of swelling and ensures a painless experience for patients. These substantial advantages position LENSAR as a premier option for cataract surgery, offering patients a safer and more efficient surgical solution.


Recovery is similar to normal cataract surgery, but is quicker because the surgeon will spend less time in the patient’s eye. After surgery, plan to rest for 2-3 days and expect some swelling for 5-7 days. When following doctors post-op directions properly, most patients should be able to return to normal activities within 1-2 days. You may experience some discomfort, however the pain should be minimal in recovery. To heal optimally, the best thing to do is take time to rest and recover. 

Boulder Eye Surgeons has several excellent Board Certified Ophthalmologists who would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding laser assisted cataract surgery. Click here to request an appointment or call us at (303) 444-3000.


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