Laser Cataract Surgery Performed at Baltimore Washington Eye Center

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Baltimore Washington Eye Center is pleased to announce that cataract surgeons from the greater Baltimore and D.C. area will now be performing laser cataract surgery in their eye surgery suites.

The potential advantage of using the femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery and lens implants is that it allows the consolidation and conversion of the many skill intensive steps of cataract removal into a more predictable procedure. “Cataract surgery is a technically complex type of eye surgery requiring tremendous surgical skill for a number of steps that we have performed manually until now,” noted Baltimore Cataract Surgeon Arturo Betancourt, M.D. “By incorporating the Alcon® LenSx® Femtosecond Laser into our cataract surgery procedure we will provide the added benefits of bladeless laser cataract surgery to deliver a safe, more precise and even more gentle eye surgery through enhanced laser created, surgeon controlled precision resulting in even further improved clinical results for patients in need of cataract surgery and lens implants,” explained Dr. Betancourt.

Corneal Specialist & Cataract Surgeon Brad Spagnolo, M.D. commented, “Cataract surgery procedures and technology have improved so much that patients no longer have to wait for cataracts to “ripen” before choosing to have them removed, replaced with permanent clear lens implants and returning to an active everyday lifestyle. For most patients laser cataract surgery can be performed in the comfort of our convenient, close to home ambulatory surgery center with “eye drop anesthesia” and through a very tiny incision that doesn’t even require stitches. The laser cataract surgery procedure along with advanced technology lens implants allows most patients to achieve their personal vision correction goals and resume active lifestyles in just a couple of days after surgery.”

Baltimore Washington Eye Surgery Center has installed the Alcon® LensSx® Femtosecond Laser in a specially designed suite to assist cataract surgeons in providing laser cataract surgery and lens implants for patients from throughout the greater Baltimore and D.C. area at 200 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland 2106. Baltimore Washington Eye Surgery Center is a convenient, comfortable, close to home surgery center fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and licensed by the State of Maryland and Medicare.
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For additional information, contact:
Phillip Harrington, Baltimore Washington Eye Center, 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, PHarrington(at)BWEyecenter(dot)com, 800-495-3937.

SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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