Presbyterian Outpatient Surgery Center now offers an advanced technology for cataract removal surgery, not available anywhere else in the Charlotte area. This new technology, called Femtosecond Laser-assisted cataract extraction, is more precise than traditional methods of cataract removal. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older, and by age 80, more than half of all Americans have cataracts.
Femtosecond Laser-assisted cataract extraction is a bladeless laser surgery that allows surgeons to not only make defined incisions, but also customize the shape, size and location of the incision – which is more precise than using traditional manual instruments alone. “The use of lasers allows us to have incredible accuracy and reproducibility. In addition, the laser assists us in breaking up the cataract lens of the eye,” said Joseph H. Krug, Jr., MD, Horizon Eye Care surgeon who performs this surgery at Presbyterian Outpatient Surgery Center.
Presbyterian Outpatient Surgery Center is a 19,600-square-foot-facility that combines comprehensive surgical-eye care, pediatric endoscopy, comprehensive breast oncology surgeries as well as general outpatient surgeries. The center includes six operating rooms and one endoscopy procedure room, incorporating new technology for leading-edge procedures. The center has separate waiting areas for adults and children as well as a dedicated, more private waiting area for breast patients.
For more information, contact Presbyterian Outpatient Surgery Center at 704-384-1300.
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