This website was set up before there was a textbook on LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery to help surgeons share their collective experiences. It is now an “open textbook” and has been updated after 1000 operations to ensure the information is current.
This site is “open” to all and therefore can be viewed by cataract surgeons who would like to know the issues facing their colleagues who have switched to laser cataract surgery. It allows one to see how issues are being addressed in this exciting and evolving new field.
Prior to 2014 there was a “LenSx Laser Portal” whereby surgeons using the laser could update their colleagues on a daily basis with respect to their experiences and that this was shared by all users of the laser. This site is no longer available, and the surgeon now starting laser cataract surgery must learn from their peers. The fact that this site had 30,000 hits in the last year shows that there is still a need for techniques and tips to be shared.
Our Unit was the first unit in Melbourne to complete 1000 LenSx procedures and we have pooled our collective experience to be shared with our colleagues.
I am indebted to the Ophthalmologists of Vision Eye Institute in Sydney Australia for sharing their pioneering experiences with me, and to my Colleagues in Melbourne for their keenness in adopting this new technology.
I would thank Alcon for the structured training program all LenSx surgeons receive and the personal guidance received. However I am not associated with Alcon or LenSx apart from being an enthusiastic user of the technology.
Please feel free to add any thoughts or tips you may have to this site.
FRANZCO, FRCSEd, FRCS(SA)Ophth, MMed, MBBCh