Refractive Laser Cataract Surgery in Central PA

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ABOUT Refractive Laser Cataract Surgery

The Eye Center of Central PA is proud to provide the most individualized treatment for patients who have refractive errors. Our highly skilled and board certified ophthalmologists use technology that is able to customize and deliver improved vision correction results with maximum control and micron-level laser precision not attainable with other surgical methods. Removing the cataract improves the quality of vision and reducing or removing the refractive error can reduce the dependency on glasses or contacts benefitting your lifestyle. Refractive laser cataract surgery employs the Verion™ Image Guided System in conjunction with the LenSx® Laser map the surface of the eye to make an exact laser incision to correct or reduce astigmatism. To correct or reduce astigmatism, this technology has the ability to generate arcuate incisions with accurate length, depth and location. Thanks to its unique capabilities, the Verion Image Guided System in conjunction with the LenSx Laser uses real time imaging and produces outstanding outcomes.

Plan a consultation with a board-certified ophthalmologist at one of our central Pennsylvania offices to discover if you might be a good candidate for refractive cataract surgery.

Best Candidates

For the most part, any patient who has mid- to late-stage cataracts could be eligible if they are in generally good physical health. However, while refractive laser cataract surgery is incredibly effective, it does have a couple of limitations. For example, patients with previous eye injuries or corneal scarring may not be eligible. In addition, those who have had LASIK in the past usually aren’t good candidates. This is because the cataract laser technology can possibly harm the flap formed in order to perform the LASIK surgery. As part of a consultation at The Eye Center of Central PA, one of our knowledgeable eye surgeons will review any probable restrictions, as well as the patient’s best treatment options.

What To Expect

Before your treatment, a member of our team numbs the patient’s eyes by giving them eye drops. Refractive laser cataract surgery shares the same goal as cataract surgery except we use innovative laser technology to choose the perfect incision site, perform the incision, and break apart the cataract. The innovative Verion Image Guided System diagrams an incredibly detailed map of the eye. Consequently, the LenSx Lasers can find the exact site of the cataract. As soon as the cataract is broken apart and taken out, the eye surgeon can insert the new intraocular lens. Thanks to its unique capabilities, the Verion Image Guided System in conjunction with the LenSx Laser technology produces outstanding outcomes with a briefer healing process than traditional surgery.


The recovery period for refractive laser cataract surgery ordinarily ranges from 4 – 6 weeks, though this varies from patient to patient. As with traditional cataract surgery, patients are prescribed eye drops to promote healing. It is important not to rub or scratch the eyes as they heal. Most patients notice improved vision within a few days. Patients will have several follow-up appointments after surgery so we can monitor your eye health and healing.

Advanced Cataract Solutions

If neglected, cataracts will significantly impact your day-to-day life and can lead to total blindness. With the help of refractive laser cataract surgery at The Eye Center of Central PA, you can eliminate your cataracts and regain your vision. Our team invites all patients who are living with cataracts to contact us to schedule a consultation with a board-certified ophthalmologist.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models. Possible risks of LASIK include but are not limited to: dry-eye syndrome, which can be severe; possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including glare, halos, star-bursts, and double vision, which can be debilitating; and loss of vision. The results of cataract surgery cannot be guaranteed. Additional treatments and/or surgery may be necessary.