TROY — The Eye Surgery Center of Michigan at 3455 Livernois in Troy said it had introduced bladeless cataract surgery using LenSx Laser Technology.

This specialized surgery center is the first in Southeast Michigan to provide this innovative technology. The Eye Surgery Center of Michigan is a joint venture ambulatory surgery center with St. John Providence Health System established in 2008 designed to provide the highest level of ophthalmic surgical care.

The FDA-approved LenSx laser system is based on the same femtosecond technology used during bladeless Lasik procedures and is a safer, less invasive procedure that provides dramatically increases precision in key steps of cataract surgery. Cataracts affect more than 20 million Americans and cataract surgery is among the most commonly performed operations in the nation, with approximately two million people in the U.S. having the surgery annually.

The LenSx laser system is a viable option for many and replaces the traditional surgery, which involves the creation of several small incisions during the procedure, all of which are made manually with a blade. Now, the femtosecond LenSx laser creates those incisions, allowing for better results, particularly in the management of astigmatism.

With custom cataract laser surgery, the laser features real-time tools that give the doctors at The Eye Surgery Center of Michigan a new level or reliability, precision, and safety during cataract surgery.

“Only a small handful of these specialized precision bladeless cataract surgery lasers are available and in use across the country, and we are the only surgery center in Southeast Michigan to have this technology,” says Dr. Leslie Grosinger. “Laser refractive cataract surgery is the mot technologically advanced option for cataract patients. This is the first major advancement in cataract surgery in over 20 years and we now have the ability to customize procedures according to the distinct characteristics of each patient’s eyes. We can better correct astigmatism, which means an increased likelihood that the patient will see better without glasses following the procedure. Our vision is to be a center of excellence in eye surgery providing our patient the latest and most innovative technology to correct vision in a friendly and comfortable setting.”

The Eye Surgery Center of Michigan was founded by Dr. Leslie Grosinger and Dr. Alan Parent, as well as Drs. Alan Spiegelman, Marc Siegel, Les Siegel, Marilyn Sultana, David Grey, and Sarah Muenk, all board certified physicians and surgeons. The center offers elective outpatient ophthalmologic surgeries and procedures. It is designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively for outpatient surgery.

For more information about The Eye Surgery Center of Michigan, the LenSx technique, please visit www.eyesurgerycentermi.com.

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