Advanced, State-of-the-Art Femtosecond Laser Provides Image-Guided Precision, Eliminates Need for Scalpel
The Plastic & Ocular Surgery Center of Westchester is the first in Westchester to offer ReLACS for cataract surgery. ReLACS™, which stands for refractive laser assisted cataract surgery, is the most advanced cataract procedure available today. It uses Sightpath Medical’s™ next generation Femtosecond laser to bring bladeless, image-guided computer precision to cataract surgery. Surgeons have the ability to program the laser to perform according to their individual preferences and it uses targeted laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and cornea to allow for cataract removal.
“ReLACS delivers remarkable, pinpoint accuracy to the procedure beyond what is possible in traditional scalpel-based procedures,” said Samuel Beran, M.D., medical director of Plastic & Ocular Surgery Center of Westchester. “This state-of-the-art technology extends the surgeon’s expertise with – literally – laser precision and results in optimal outcomes for many patients.”
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, with an estimated 3,000,000 procedures performed annually nationwide (“Cataract Statistics – Statistic Brain.” 2012 Statistic Brain Research Institute. July 31. 2012. www.statisticbrain.com/cataract-statistics). With the first wave of baby boomers beginning to turn 65, that number is anticipated increase significantly. According to the National Eye Center at the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 percent of people 80 and older, which translates to 25 million seniors today, suffer from cataracts.
“While ReLACS may not be appropriate for every patient, when combined with advanced implant options for those that it is, it may even offer freedom from glasses, contact lenses or reading glasses after surgery,” according to Beran.
Westchester-based ophthalmologists who will be performing the ReLACS procedure at the Plastics & Ocular Surgery Center include: Dr. James Gordon, M.D., Ameet Goyal, M.D.,Allen Greenbaum, M.D., Neil Katz, M.D., Seth Potash, M.D., and Bradley Scharf, M.D.
To make and appointment or for more information about the ReLACS procedure at the Plastic and Ocular Surgery Center of Westchester, please call 914-777-8400.
About the Plastic & Ocular Surgery Center:
The Plastic & Ocular Surgery Center is a multi-specialty, free-standing ambulatory surgery center. They are accredited by both AAAHC and CMS. Opened in 2011, the center focuses on plastic, ophthalmology, podiatric and oral surgery procedures. It is located at 440 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, NY.