It’s here! Laser assisted cataract surgery with LenSx® and Quantum Vision Centers was the first in the St. Louis area, and one of the first in the country, to offer it.
If your vision is clouded by cataracts, you may actually be losing the ability to enjoy the very things, places, and people that make life worth living. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you regain what you’ve lost, both in terms of your vision and quality of life.
Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through an old, cloudy film. But a cataract is not a “film” over the eyes. It cannot be prevented and it will not go away without surgery. During surgery, the old, clouded lens is removed and is replaced with a new, artificial lens to restore your vision. This replacement lens, in most cases, will last the rest of your life. Now with the new optional Premium Lenses, the patient may have better vision than they had in their youth.
Traditionally, the surgeon would perform cataract surgery by making a tiny incision in the eye and then using an instrument about the size of a pen tip to remove the cataract. Now, Quantum Vision Centers offers patients the option of choosing to have their procedure using LenSx®, a bladeless, computer-controlled refractive cataract laser that performs several of the most critical steps with an image-guided femtosecond laser – one of the most advanced devices of its kind.
The LenSx® laser uses a high-repetition rate femtosecond laser source to make all required incisions; to break apart the old, cloudy lens which is replaced by a new lens. Performing surgery with LenSx® is considered a safe, simple procedure that can literally change your life and ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy the things that matter the most – from reading the paper to watching the sunset- for years to come. You can move forward and enjoy your new vision with confidence that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available.
When you see one of our surgeons for an evaluation of your cataract, they will discuss many aspects of your eye health. Your surgeon will recommend a mode of cataract surgery and replacement lens based on your general health and lifestyle preferences. Once you have considered your options, our surgical counselor will schedule your surgery, discuss insurance coverage and any out-of-pocket expense.
Call the following numbers to schedule an appointment nearest you. Please give the name of your eye care provider when you call.
Missouri: (314) 843-4044
Illinois: (618) 277-1130 or call our toll free number 1-855-260-EYES