Cataract Surgery with Dr. Francis Lamy

Cataracts surgeonDr. Francis Lamy is an experienced cataract surgeon who has been providing patients with better vision for more than 20 years.  Dr. Lamy performs all cataract evaluations personally in an extensive cataract consult appointment.  At that time, he will make recommendations for the patient to achieve their best vision.

Advances in cataract surgery offer patients many options and Dr. Lamy determines which technologies will provide each pateint with the best results on a case by case basis.  All cataract surgeries involve the removal of the cloudy lens and the implantation of an artificial lens.  Dr. Lamy’s surgical skill and experience as well as his commitment to providing the best technological advances to his patients, allow him to provide options to his patients not offered by every ophthalmologist.  These choices enable him to work with patients to determine the best surgical options for their lifestyle.

Cataract surgery requires 2 small incisions to be made in the patient’s eye.  Once an incision is made, part of the capsule that contains the lens is removed.  Then the cloudy lens is emulsified or broken up and removed.  Then the new lens is inserted and placed into its proper position.  There are 2 options for how the incisions are made and the lens emulsified.

In the traditional procedure, the Dr. Lamy uses a diamond tip to make the incisions in the eye and to release the part of the capsule to be removed.  The lens is emulsified using an ultrasonic probe and the pieces are evacuated by suction.  The new lens is implanted and positioned, completing the process.  .

Laser assisted cataract surgery uses a femtosecond laser to make the incisions, aid in the capsulectomy and to emulsify the lens.  The incredible precision of the computer guided laser incisions is unattainable by even a highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Lamy.  The use of the laser to perform the emulsification of the lens results in less energy being applied to the eye reducing inflammation thereby improving healing times. The total time of laser application is generally less than 1 minute.  The new lens is then implanted.