Rand Eye Institute Unveils High Def Custom LenSx® Laser Cataract Sx

Jul 31, 2012, 14:03 ET from Rand Eye Institute

One of the nation's largest eye surgical facilities offers nation's newest vision restoration surgery.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been called a bold leap forward. Performing cataract surgery with a laser has been the dream of eye surgeons for many years. And finally, the FDA has approved it as safe and effective and it's here now at the Rand Eye Institute. LenSx custom laser cataract surgery represents one of the great surgical advances of our time.

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While the skill, experience and proficiency of the cataract surgeon is still the predominant factor in achieving the best results, the precision of LenSx adds a whole new dimension to obtaining the best vision possible. It has been said that "In experienced hands, this new technology raises this cataract surgery to an art form."

While cataract surgery has been one of the safest and most successful operations, LenSx's bladeless, advanced procedure, brings a new level of precision to the surgery, creating a personalized surgical experience. It is a major improvement in the ability to treat astigmatism more accurately.

LenSx harnesses the power and precision of the femtosecond laser for the cataract surgery. It works by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with near infrared light, to produce real-time digital analysis coupled with computer driven femtosecond laser application. Because the OCT is continuous in real-time, all of the eye structures are continuously displayed accurately in 3-dimensional (3D) digital representation. Providing 3D mapping, LenSx enables exact spacial placement within the eye for precise laser application.

Dr. William J. Rand, the founder and medical director of the Rand Eye Institute is regarded as one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country. He is quoted as saying: "The accuracy of the LenSx system is a marvel of technology; there has never been anything like this before."

"One look at the video of this laser cataract procedure leaves even the most experienced eye doctor amazed at how far we have come."

Now that LenSx has been approved for cataract surgery by the FDA, we at the Rand Eye Institute are proud to be one of the first to offer it to the community. At this point, it appears that the Rand Surgical Pavilion will be the only Joint Commission Certified surgical facility in Southeast Florida to offer LenSx. The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval is awarded for demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in Ambulatory Care Organizations. Joint Commission status is the highest level of surgical facility accreditation obtainable.

About Rand Eye Institute

The Rand Eye Institute is one of the largest comprehensive eye care and surgical facilities in the country, which offers a full-range of patient services, including routine eye examinations, advanced testing and sophisticated ophthalmic treatments for various eye conditions. Specializing in refractive surgeries such as custom laser vision correction, lens exchange procedures, high definition custom laser cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery and corneal transplantation. The Rand Eye Institute's compliment of qualified, Board certified doctors and professional staff provide patients with unsurpassed quality and compassionate care.

The Rand Surgical Pavilion is a state-of-the-art fully licensed and Joint Commission accredited surgical facility, which offers the highest level of surgical care, surpassing nationally accepted standards for safety, sterility, technology, and quality outcomes.

Founded in 1979 by William J. Rand, M.D., one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country, the Rand Eye Institute is centrally located in Broward County at the intersection of I-95 and Sample Road at 5 W Sample Road in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

For more information about the Rand Eye Institute, please visit www.randeye.com or contact Jacqueline Sandoval, Director of Community Relations at 954-545-1217 or email to jsandoval@randeye.com.

Jacqueline Sandoval, Director of Community Relations, 954-545-1217

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