Laser Cataract Surgery

For over 25 years, the doctors at Williams Eye Institute have helped to set the standard in cataract and lens replacement surgery.  Our tradition of eyecare excellence continues with being the first practice in Northwest Indiana to offer Laser Cataract Surgery using the LenSx® femtosecond laser.  Traditional manual cataract surgery is considered to be one of the most successful procedures performed in medicine today.  Now thanks to technological advances in femtosecond laser technology, the precision and accuracy of several of the most critical steps in cataract surgery have been significantly improved.  Using the femtosecond laser, the surgeons at Williams Eye Institute can customize your cataract procedure to your eye’s unique characteristics, resulting in better visual outcomes.

Laser Cataract Treatment Options:

  • Custom Vision: includes the use of the LenSx® laser to add precision and accuracy to the cataract procedure and to correct mild amounts of astigmatism. This option also uses a standard monofocal IOL or Toric IOL for higher amounts of astigmatism.   Additional pre-operative and intra-operative testing is done for accuracy as indicated.  “Blended” vision or monovision option can give excellent mid-range vision by correcting one eye for distance and the other eye for near or mid-range vision.
  • Advanced Vision: includes the use of the LenSx® laser to add precision and accuracy to the cataract procedure.  This option also uses a multifocal lens.  Additional pre-operative and intra-operative testing is done for accuracy as indicated.

About the Procedure:

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery is performed in our AAAHC accredited surgical suites in either Hammond or Merrillville and only takes fifteen to twenty minutes. In addition to using the femtosecond laser to accomplish many of the surgical steps that were traditionally performed by hand, we use the best and latest innovations in cataract surgery, such as sutureless small-incisions through the clear cornea and foldable intraocular lenses.

The precise, reproducible steps performed by the laser mean better lens positioning, less trauma to the eye and more predictable visual results which are especially important with Premium IOLs.

What to expect after cataract surgery:

You will be released soon after the procedure to go home and relax. Your eye will not be patched and you are likely to see improvement in your vision almost immediately. Complete visual recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients return to their regular activities within a day or two. If cataracts are present in both eyes, the second procedure may be scheduled within days or weeks of the first eye.

Serious complications are extremely rare, but because it is surgery, there are potential risks involved. Our surgeons and counselors at Williams Eye Institute will provide you with additional information about the risks associated with cataract surgery and answer any of the questions you may have. We appreciate your trust and confidence in choosing Williams Eye Institute for your cataract procedure.