Cataract Technology

Experience life-changing improvements in vision within minutes with the latest in cataract treatment technology.


Dr. Besser specializes in Femtosecond Laser-assisted cataract eye surgery.

Sutureless cataract microsurgery is performed using the laser to create a tiny, precise incision that seals without stitches.

Dr. Besser is an expert in both of the newest state-of-the-art laser systems, the LenSx® Laser and Catalys

Both cataract treatment platforms are based on laser systems that integrate the ultrashort-pulse Femtosecond Laser with 3D optical coherence tomography.

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

An OCT is a non-invasive cataract technology that scans and maps the eye’s structures, allowing cataract incisions and lens disassembly to be customized to the size and shape of each patient’s eye.

Using low coherence light to capture micrometer resolution, Optical Coherence Tomography doesn’t employ X-rays, doesn’t hurt, and is not uncomfortable for the patient. After this technology is used to scan the patient’s eye, the resulting imaging can be used to program the Femtosecond Laser.

Femtosecond Laser

The Femtosecond Laser has been used for the treatment of cataracts since 2010, and has proven to produce refined and predictable results. This type of laser allows the cornea, lens capsule, and crystalline lens to be cut at exceptionally precise depths and in complex patterns. During the cataract treatment, the Femtosecond Laser uses low energy to soften the cataract, allowing its gentle removal.

Compared to other cataract treatment options, such as traditional phacoemulsification, it requires less phacoemulsification energy and time applied, which leads to reduced corneal edema - and quicker recovery.

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During cataract removal, Dr. Besser implants the best intraocular lens (IOL) for each patient.

This includes lenses that correct common refractive eye conditions such as:

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Clear vision of close-up objects, blurry vision at a distance.


Develops with age, ability to focus up close becomes difficult.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Clear vision of distant objects, difficulty seeing nearby objects.


Near and distant images appear blurry and distorted.

Cataract Lens Technologies

Currently, the six leading presbyopia-correcting lenses are:

  • PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens (by Alcon)

  • Synergy Trifocal IOL (by Johnson & Johnson)

  • TECNIS Eyhance IOL (by Johnson & Johnson)

  • Vivity Extended Vision IOL (by Alcon)

  • Symfony Extended Depth-of-Focus Lens (by Johnson & Johnson)

  • CrystaLens Accommodative Lens (by Bausch & Lomb)

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image credit: Frank C. Müller, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons


To learn more about cataract technology and the best lens option for you, or to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery, contact our offices today.

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