TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers - First in Michigan to Offer Customized Cataract Laser Surgery

Cataracts is a clouding of the natural human lens and is the most common cause of impaired vision, they are highly treatable. In the US alone, 2 million cataract operations are performed each year, and are very successful in restoring vision.
Sept. 9, 2011 - PRLog -- TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is excited to be the first practice in Michigan to be able to offer a new customized laser for treating low to moderate astigmatism in cataract surgery.

The femtosecond laser is the first to receive FDA clearance for use inside the eye, The Alcon LenSx® laser is helping define the future of laser cataract surgery. “This laser is the next revolutionary step in cataract surgery with the ability to expand on the current lifestyle lens options in correcting astigmatism providing patients with computer controlled precision (up to 10x more precise for some parts) as it automates some of the most challenging steps of refractive cataract surgery” says Paul Ernest, M.D. cataract and refractive surgeon for TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. The laser replaces the traditional hand-held blade to optimize all incisions for enhanced, reproducible surgical performance. This breakthrough technology provides the surgeon with real-time three dimensional visualization for true customization of a lens replacement procedure.  The surgeon is able to view the eye's 3-D anatomy, and program and perform a comprehensive, computer-controlled surgical procedure. Anterior capsulotomy, corneal incisions, and lens fragmentation can be accomplished in a single step, before the surgeon even opens the eye in the operating room. “Patients for the longest time thought we used a laser for cataract surgery, which up to now was not true” says Kevin Lavery, cataract and refractive surgeon for TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. “To be able to offer laser assisted cataract surgery here in Jackson County is very exciting for all of us”.

“At TLC our nationally known surgeons pride themselves in staying on top of the newest technology so we can offer the best treatment options to our patients” says Sue DeMott Executive Vice President at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers.  “It’s especially exciting to be the first in Michigan to have this technology”.  
Since founded in 1979 -TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in many locations across Michigan and Ohio. Services include treatments for vyzpt diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care and laser vision correction.  Our medical professionals specialize in a wide array of surgical eye procedures and deliver their services in the finest facilities in the area.  

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers locations include: Michigan locations: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Chelsea, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saline, Southfield & West Bloomfield.  Ohio locations: Bellevue, Bryan, Sandusky and Toledo.  For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers or to schedule an appointment please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit our website

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Ophthalmology practice with 14 locations in Southern Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Nationally know leaders in the treatment of: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diseases of the Eye, Diabetic Eye Care Needs and Laser Vision Correction.
Source:Stephanie Shackelford
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