At least three out of every five people by age 60 will begin to develop cataracts, a condition that forms when the normally transparent lens of the eye turns cloudy over time. Cataracts cause blurred vision, and, if not treated, can lead to blindness.
To improve vision, ophthalmologists replace the eye’s lens with an artificial lens. Outpatient surgery to remove cataracts is highly successful, safe, and effective and requires little recovery time. Our highly experienced ophthalmologists will recommend the best replacement lens and procedure for your eyes.
State-of-the-Art Femtosecond Laser Surgery for Cataract Removal
Novant Health Charlotte Outpatient Surgery was first in the region to offer state-of-the-art femtosecond laser cataract extraction. Femtosecond 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 methods for cataract surgery alone. Charlotte Outpatient Surgery uses LenSx, the first femtosecond laser to receive FDA approval for cataract surgery in the United States.
Cataract surgery is typically paid for by Medicare and many insurance companies. Individuals must check with their respective insurance carriers for specific eligibility and coverage benefits. LenSx laser surgery is an advanced, enhanced procedure that requires an out-of-pocket fee. Patients will receive specific information on the cost of their procedure and financing options during the consultation process. Your surgeon will decide on the best technology for your surgery based on your specific condition. In some cases, traditional cataract surgery may be the best option.
For more information, please contact Novant Health Charlotte Outpatient Surgery at 704-384-1300.