Sarasota's Center for Sight Performs Facility's First Blade-Free Cataract Surgery
Herald Tribune report.
Dr. Shoemaker used the LensAR Laser System to scan the patient's eye and take exact measurements of its dimensions. He then used a laser beam instead of a scalpel to create an incision in the eye for removal of the cloudy lens. A replacement lens with corrected vision was later inserted in the traditional manner.
Dr. Shoemaker has been watching laser cataract technology in other countries in the past two years, and performed 20 surgeries with the system in Peru before bringing the device to Sarasota.
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