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Archive September 2019 XX, No. 9

A Look at the Latest in Ophthalmic Lasers

New treatments and excellent outcomes are just a few of the reasons to add the technology.

Joe Paone

Joe Paone


Zion Eye Center
LASER PRECISION Eye surgeons are offering laser treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including floaters, glaucoma and retinal disease.

Lasers are powering numerous procedures at eye surgery centers — cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, cornea and retina among them — with more on the way. We spoke to experts at high-volume eye surgery centers, all of whom shared tips and gave rave reviews of laser technologies. Here are some aspects of the laser eye treatment space they say you should consider.

Clinical versatility

John DeStafeno, MD, an anterior segment specialist at Chester County Eye Care in West Chester, Pa., says his center uses lasers for cataracts and corneal treatments, as well as to polish behind cataract lenses to eliminate posterior opacification (secondary cataracts). He says lasers make his surgeries more predictable. "The lasers are very precise and much more accurate," he says. "If you want [a cut] to be a certain size or depth, you can control that much better than if you used blades or other instrumentation."

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