Ground Breaking Technology for Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism Correction Brought to Ocala, FL by Local Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Seaborn Hunt, III

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Board Certified Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Seaborn Hunt, III, has brought a breakthrough in cataract surgery and astigmatism correction to Ocala, FL, in the form of Alcon’s LenSx femtosecond laser technology.

Dr. Seaborn Hunt, III, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon serving Ocala, Belleview, and The Villages, FL, is proud to announce a cutting-edge and highly innovative procedure to his cataract surgery and astigmatism correction practices. The precision of the Alcon LenSx laser enables a more precise and consistent cataract surgery and astigmatism correction, while reducing risk of human error or unpredictability. Far beyond the surgical standard, Alcon’s LenSx is currently unique to Dr. Hunt’s ophthalmology practice in Ocala, FL. He also performs this LenSx laser procedure in The Villages, FL at Santa Fe Surgery Center, which was the first surgery center in The Villages, FL to use the Alcon LenSx femtosecond laser.

Cataract surgery and astigmatism correction has become a common and a very safe procedure for ophthalmologists. A cataract, for those that do not know, is a person’s natural lens of the eye, that has undergone changes (usually aging changes) that causes the natural lens to become opaque, causing discoloration and difficulty seeing correctly. Astigmatism has to do with the irregular football, instead of round, shape of the eye that typically requires spectacle correction to obtain clear vision. With the femtosecond laser, the ophthalmologist uses the LenSx laser to make small incisions into cornea and then into the cataract, after which the cataract material is removed with an ultrasound and vacuum.

While cataract surgery has in recent years been a relatively safe and incident-free procedure, there has always been some room for error with irregular incisions and imprecise results. Patient’s have also become more demanding of results that reduce astigmatism and reduce the need for glasses postoperatively. The Alcon LenSx laser, however, helps to reduce this margin of error and to reshape the eye to achieve more precise results. The precision afforded by the LenSx laser is thanks to a hyper fast, image-guided system that uses a laser instead of the human hand, to make several of the necessary incisional steps of a cataract surgery along with the astigmatic reducing corneal incisions. The LenSx laser is programmed to assist and execute these aspects of cataract surgery procedures, including corneal relaxing incisions to reduce astigmatism, other corneal incisions to gain entry into the eye, the anterior lens capsulotomy to gain access to the cataract, and lens fragmentation to break the cataract into smaller more manageable pieces.

The laser pulse that actually performs the incisions and lens fragmentations is frighteningly fast. For perspective, a femtosecond is measured as one millionth of one billionth, of a second. The laser does its work so quickly that there is much less chance of the eye changing or moving and resulting in irregular incisions or irregularities in the operation. Also, the image-guidance of the laser shows consistencies that can be duplicated time and time again; making the cataract and the astigmatic correction incision procedures afforded by Dr. Hunt’s practice even more dependable and effective than before.

In an effort to perfect the cataract and the astigmatic correction surgery procedures his practice offers, Dr. Seaborn Hunt is the first ophthalmologist in Ocala, FL to offer the Alcon LenSx laser. For more information on cataract surgery and astigmatism correction with the Alcon LenSx technology or to schedule an eye exam, please visit Dr. Hunt’s website or contact:

Seaborn M. Hunt, III, M.D., P.A.
3101 SW College Rd, Suite 201

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