Laser Cataract Surgery

Introducing the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser SystemLenSx Femtosecond Laser

If your vision is getting cloudy, if you are losing your color perception or you are having trouble seeing at night, you may be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Although cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today, laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many of the key surgical steps to provide possibly better outcomes and potentially make cataract surgery even safer.

What to Consider Before Your Cataract Surgery

When you select Dr. Nelson Preschel in South Florida for your cataract removal, you will enjoy all the benefits of excellence and experience for which our practice is proud to be known for. Nelson Preschel, M.D., has created a legacy of advanced level ophthalmology work dating back to his days where he served an internal medicine internship at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and was awarded a research fellowship in ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Nelson Preschel is among the few South Florida eye surgeons who hold advanced fellowship training in multiple disciplines, including cornea surgery, refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery and is a talented glaucoma treatment specialist.


Now, Dr. Preschel is continuing this tradition of excellence in ophthalmology by bringing the safest and most advanced cataract surgery to South Florida. With offices in Pembroke Pines, Aventura and Miami we hope to provide a better, higher quality cataract surgery. Premium Eye Centers and Dr. Preschel selected the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser System as the laser cataract laser for his patients.

What is Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery?

laser cataract surgeryThis new advancement in cataract surgery is known laser cataract surgery and involves the use of femtosecond lasers. The usage of femtosecond lasers in cataract surgery is to assist or replace several aspects of the manual cataract surgery.
These steps include:

The Benefits of Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery compared to Traditional Cataract Surgery

Because the LenSx® technology is incredibly accurate with customized, high-resolution digital images of your eye in real-time, Dr. Preschel is better equipped to produce precise results and predictable successful outcomes for his patients. With the LenSx® laser, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve chosen the most advanced technology available for this life-changing procedure, one that enables a customized cataract surgery experience. If you are seeking a Miami, Pembroke Pines or Aventura cataract surgeon consider choosing the most advanced cataract surgery technology available with Dr. Nelson Preschel at Premium Eye Centers.

Traditional Cataract Surgery LenSx® Bladeless Laser Surgery
Surgeon manually makes the corneal incisions with a blade The LenSx® laser makes the incisions
Surgeon manually makes an opening in the front of the lens’ capsule to gain access to the cataract The LenSx® laser makes the opening
Surgeon divides the cataract manually with an ultrasonic probe The LenSx® laser divides the cataract
Surgeon removes the cataract with an ultrasonic probe and suction Surgeon removes the cataract with an ultrasonic probe and suction
Intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted by the surgeon Intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted by the surgeon

What is a LenSx® laser?

The LenSx® is a femtosecond laser, which emits cool pulses with durations between a few femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds. For nearly a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons perform LASIK with unparalleled precision and accuracy. The LenSx® femtosecond laser uses a beam of light from its computer-guidance system to create the incisions necessary during surgery. Designed to revolutionize key steps in the cataract procedure, the LenSx® laser is truly the future of cataract surgery.

At Premium Eye Centers, we always educate our patients before their surgery with Dr. Preschel. Want to know more about LenSx® technology? Contact us today!