Laser Cataract Surgery using LENSAR

According to Fox 59 News, nearly 4 million cataract procedures are performed each year in the U.S. With new technology, nearly 320,000 of those procedures are performed using a laser cataract system. Using a laser cataract system such as LENSAR allows for faster recovery time, precise incisions, and a gentle approach to surgery. Let’s dive into what cataract surgery using LENSAR entails.

What is LENSAR?

LENSAR is a state-of-the-art, bladeless laser cataract surgery system approved by the FDA. It creates a detailed 3D model of the patient’s eye, enabling surgeons to plan the procedure with greater precision. This advanced technology allows for the precise softening of the cataract and ensures accurate placement of the intraocular lens every time. LENSAR stands out as the most advanced laser used in cataract surgery today. Overall, laser cataract surgery using LENSAR is a very safe procedure with over a 98% success rate.


Dr. White, a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist at Denver Eye Surgeons highlights several key benefits of using advanced laser technology in cataract surgery. “The biggest benefits are a faster recovery time, decreased complication rate, and a more accurate outcome for astigmatism correction and lens centration.” With these significant benefits, LENSAR stands out as a leading choice for cataract surgery, providing patients with a safer and more efficient surgical option.


Recovery is similar to normal cataract surgery but is quicker because the surgeon will spend less time in the patient’s eye. After surgery, plan to rest for 2-3 days and expect some swelling for 5-7 days. When following doctor’s post-op directions properly, most patients should be able to return to normal activities within 1-2 days. You may experience some discomfort; however, the pain should be minimal in recovery. To heal optimally, the best thing to do is take time to rest and recover.

Denver Eye Surgeons has several excellent Board-Certified Ophthalmologists who would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding laser assisted cataract surgery. Click here to request an appointment. 

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