Apr 30, 2014
Eye Centers of Tennessee Featured on In View by Larry King
The In View production crew was in Crossville on Tuesday, December 10th to film Dr. Larry Patterson and his staff as they performed laser cataract surgery with the new LenSx Femtosecond Laser. This new state-of-the-art technology has proven to be more efficient with better, more predictable visual outcomes than conventional surgery. This is an exciting advancement in the treatment of cataracts, and something that In View wants to share with its viewers.
Laser cataract surgery is comfortably performed under topical anesthesia with oral sedation. Once the eye is perfectly aligned, a detailed scan is made of the cornea and lens of the eye. The orientation, size and shape of the main incisions are programmed into the computer and then precisely etched into the cornea with the laser. Astigmatism is treated by programming the specific treatment and then perfectly creating the incisions required. This precision helps to improve the visual outcome post-operatively.
The laser delivers a series of pulses to a pre-designed pattern based on the density of the cataract. The cataract is precisely fragmented with the laser. This additional step has been shown to reduce the average time and energy required to remove the cataract by 50% or more, which can lead to quicker visual recovery and reduced inflammation. Dr. Patterson was the first surgeon in east Tennessee to offer this procedure to his patients.
Laser cataract surgeries are conducted inside the Cataract and Laser Center located on the lower level of Eye Centers of Tennessee in Crossville. For additional information about laser cataract surgery please contact Eye Centers of Tennessee at 931-456-2728.