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LenSx Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PAThe LenSx® Laser is a fully-integrated, image-guided femtosecond laser designed specifically for refractive cataract surgery. Using a customizable 3-D surgical platform, it allows the surgeon to visualize, customize and perform many of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery with the laser itself, rather than with blades or needles. This allows for more predictable, and accurate results for the patient.

Laser Cataract Surgery | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PAWe are proud to announce that our own Dr. Rachel Niknam, MD was the first woman ophthalmologist in the state of Pennsylvania to use the LenSx laser for cataract surgery!


Laser Cataract Surgery | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PA
Advanced cataract surgery incorporates technologies that can increase the accuracy of the procedure and lead to better visual outcomes. The use of advanced lens removal technologies and premium IOLs that can correct for presbyopia and astigmatism mean that you can not only regain clear vision, but you may be able to enjoy the crisp, vibrant vision you had when you were younger, with less dependency on glasses.

The ORA System guides the use of these advanced technologies by using intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to allow your surgeon to ensure the IOL is perfectly selected and perfectly placed, which helps give you a better visual outcome.

Wills Eye Hospital is one of the only locations in our area to have the ORA technology, and it is currently being used by our cataract surgeons.

Femtosecond Bladeless Lasik Refractive Surgery

When performing bladeless LASIK, our doctors use a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This advanced technology using the IntraLase Laser allows the surgeon to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name implies, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.

After the flap is created, Wavefront-guided technology is then used to further customize each patient's vision correction treatment for optical results. Treating a LASIK laser eye surgery patient with the data obtained from the wavefront analyzer can result in greater clarity of vision and fewer complaints of glare or night halos post-operatively.

OCT Ocular Imaging System

Laser Cataract Surgery | Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd PAOptical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique using inferometry that images a cross sectional view of the eye. The test is done quickly in the office, without the need for dilating drops on many occasions. Photos acquired from the OCT assist our doctors in diagnosing disorders of the eye which involve the retina, anterior chamber, and optic nerve. This optimizes treatment of such disorders and macular degeneration, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

Our office has the latest technology OCT machine in each of our offices.

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Upload: October 23, 2013As an aspiring golf professional, I had an increasing difficult time wearing contact lenses on the course-especially if it was a little windy or raining. LASIK surgery has made my vision so ...
Golf Professional, Philadelphia Cricket Club LASIK Patient Kevin Duffy
Upload: October 23, 2013As a very nearsighted professional basketball player with difficult travel schedules, it was becoming increasingly difficult to wear contact lenses. Having laser eye surgery has made my life so much easier and ...
Center for Philadelphia 76ers & Denver Nuggets LASIK Patient Steven Hunter
Upload: October 23, 2013No one believes that we bought two new TV's that we returned because the color seemed so off. My husband and I had cataract surgery the same day, and the colors on ...
Cataract Patient Jane Gallo
Upload: October 23, 2013Dr. Kay takes care of many people from the Phillies organization. When I was having trouble seeing, Dr. Kay took care of me and restored my eye sight. I can see so ...
Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel
Upload: October 23, 2013After LASIK surgery my work, family fun, and sporting activities were a pleasure. No more dry and burning eyes caused by contact lenses. Images are clearer and sharper now. My basketball shooting ...
Cataract Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital LASIK Patient Joe Calise
Upload: October 23, 2013I knew I was being deployed to Iraq. The thought of wearing my contact lenses or thick near sighted glasses made me very nervous because conditions in Iraq can be very brutal. ...
Sargent First Class LASIK Patient Heather Dempsey
Upload: October 23, 2013One of the greatest moments in... life. I want you to know that not a day has passed since my operation that I haven't thought of Dr. Kay and Tabas. It is ...
Concierge Rittenhouse Hotel LASIK Patient
Upload: October 23, 2013I can't believe how much LASIK surgery has changed my life. Swimming and exercising has been great, but what I'm really looking forward to is walking down the aisle at my upcoming ...
School Teacher LASIK Patient Jill Donnelly
Upload: October 23, 2013I feel like a miracle patient and you are miracle doctors. I'm so happy I feel like tap dancing!...
Cataract Patient Byron Fink
Upload: October 23, 2013Now that I've had LASIK I really look forward to going to the beach this summer without glasses or contacts! I work with a lot of eye doctors & I chose Drs. ...
Wills Eye Hospital Operating Room Assistant LASIK Patient Stephanie Sacro
Upload: October 23, 2013Thank you so much for performing cataract surgery on me. I am absolutely delighted with the results. It is a pleasure not to wear glasses anymore, and I cannot believe how bright ...
Cataract Patient Nancy Brophy
Upload: October 23, 2013I can't believe how well I can see. All the office staff were courteous, efficient and polite. I will be telling my friends about Dr. Niknam and the office staff....
Cataract Patient of Dr. Niknam Nathaniel Murrey
Upload: October 23, 2013We have had a wonderful vision experience since our cataract surgery with Dr. Tabas. We highly recommend Dr. Tabas for eye surgery....
Husband and wife cataract patients Frank and Helen Molettieri
Upload: October 23, 2013Thank you again for EVERYTHING!! Having the LASIK was one of the best decisions of my life and I owe it all to you, Derrick and your staff!! I'm telling everyone how ...
Accounts Payable Manager LASIK Patient Rose
Upload: October 23, 2013I can't stop smiling, I haven't seen so well since I was 5 years old. This is the best Christmas Gift ever. I am recommending Dr. Niknam to my family and friends....
Cataract Patient of Dr. Niknam Cynthia Jackson

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