Laser Cataract Surgery Is Here
On February 26, 2010, Dr. Stephen G. Slade performed the first laser cataract surgery in the United States with the LenSx® femtosecond laser.
Laser cataract surgery in Houston is now a reality and available at Slade & Baker Vision Center. Dr. Stephen G. Slade performed the first laser cataract surgery in the United States on February 26, 2010 with the LenSx® femtosecond laser. Since the early 1970’s cataract surgeons have pursued better cataract outcomes by incorporating ultrasonic technology (phacoemulsification) to break up and remove cataracts. Although cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today, laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many of the key surgical steps to provide even better outcomes and potentially make cataract surgery even safer.
Vision Getting Cloudy?
If your vision is getting cloudy, if you are losing your color perception or you are having trouble seeing at night, you may be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and it is said that most people will develop cataracts if they live long enough. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye that is normally transparent.
The Good News
The good news is that you are experiencing cataracts at a time in the evolution of cataract surgery when tremendous technological advances are making the procedure better with laser cataract surgery. Your visual outcome will improve with premium replacement (IOLs) such as the AcrySof®ReSTOR® IQ IOL, the Tecnis® Multifocal IOL, or the accommodating Crystalens®.
See What Our Patients are Saying
First Laser Cataract Surgery Patient in the U.S.
“This was an awesome experience, I didn’t feel a thing. It gave me great confidence to know that my surgeon had the very latest laser technology for my cataract surgery.”
Immediately after surgery, Lola asked Dr. Slade, “Can we do my other eye now?”
“Many, many thanks again to you and the staff for taking such great care of me for my second cataract surgery last week! Again, it is indeed a very heartfelt gratitude I extend to you. The right eye seems to be responding even quicker than the left one did a month ago. My vision is already more balanced—and just today, my close up vision for reading is quite good.”
“This was a miracle! I could see well right after the surgery and it just got better and better. I even went out to dinner that night with Dr. Slade and the staff, no problems at all. I am quite impressed with laser cataract surgery.”
First Ophthalmologist in U.S. to have Laser Cataract Surgery
“As a highly experienced Ophthalmic surgeon, I chose laser cataract surgery based on the precision of the technology as well as the reputation of Dr. Slade. I believe the laser will add safety and better visual results to cataract surgery.”