Hartford Lasik Surgery


Laser Cataract Surgery

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If you are experiencing the onset of cataracts you know how difficult seeing can be. You may be struggling with night vision, have loss of contrast, have glare in sunlight, or feel like you have a general reduction in the quality of your vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery can help you to regain what you've lost, both in terms of your vision and your quality of life. Now, there is a new a technology available for use in cataract surgery. Manchester Ophthalmology is pleased to offer laser assisted cataract surgery, with the LenSx(R) laser.

The LenSx(R) laser has recently received FDA approval for use in cataract surgery and allows us to perform a blade-free laser version of cataract surgery. This is the same femtosecond laser technology that has been used for over a decade in Blade-FREE LASIK eye surgery. This femtosecond technology will allow surgeons to make an opening into the lens, create corneal incisions, correct astigmatism and perform lens fragmentation by using a laser.

Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery has been around for many years and has been very effective for most people. The technique of phacoemulsification cataract surgery was initially invented in 1967 by Charles Kelman, MD. This breakthrough literally paved the way to small incision micro cataract surgery. Although phacoemulsification is considered to be the current state of the art cataract removal technique, many steps in the cataract procedure are performed manually with, either a surgical blade, a bent needle, or forceps. Laser cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser can now perform these initial steps.

When you choose to have your surgery performed with this LenSx(R) laser, you'll enjoy a technologically advanced procedure that allows for laser use in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to individualized specifications.

For more information, please set up a cataract evaluation by contacting Lu VanBuren at 860-649-5177.

LASIK/Laser Eye Surgery, Manchester CT.

LBecause we aim to please our patients Manchester Ophthalmology LASIK is affordable. We offer advanced technology and one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Connecticut. When you choose to have LASIK with Dr. Petashnick you are guaranteed a combination of experience and laser technology that is of the highest quality.


You can NOW enjoy the benefits of improving both near vision and far vision after cataract surgery!

Dr. Petashnick is proud to offer the latest in Multifocal IOL technology. Manchester Ophthalmology offers our patients options for multifocal lens implants after cataract surgery to reduce dependence on glasses. If you think you may be experiencing the early stages of cataracts please call us and inquire about this breakthrough Multifocal IOL technology.



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