Precision and Safety:
Your vision is important, which is why Ennen Eye Center has invested in leading edge technology to provide you with the best possible outcomes.
About Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Dr. Ennen is the first surgeon in the Fort Smith area to offer laser cataract surgery, bringing an even greater degree of accuracy and safety. At Ennen Eye Center, we combine our expertise with the most advanced technology for superior results.
No-stitch refractive cataract surgery is the gold standard for restoring eyesight that is failing due to cataracts. However, not all ophthalmologists are as experienced with this procedure as Dr. Randy Ennen. With only a small incision, Dr. Ennen replaces the cataractous lens with a lens implant, and gently closes the incision without any stitches.
Patients desiring to correct their vision at the same time their cataracts are removed may choose Acrysof Toric lens implants for astigmatism. Those hoping to eliminate their dependency on glasses may find that the Advanced Focusing Lens is the right choice for their lifestyle. Following cataract surgery, most of our patients feel little to no discomfort and are able to leave the center shortly following their procedure.
At Ennen Eye Center, we want you to be comfortable during your entire experience. Dr. Ennen performs cataract surgery in the same complex as our office, so our staff can continue to help you with any questions you may have.
Insurance typically covers your comprehensive exam and traditional cataract surgery. There are out-of-pocket charges for advanced laser treatment beyond insurance coverage. Ennen Eye Center offers financing through CareCredit to make advanced treatments more affordable, and also accepts Health Savings and Flexible Spending Plans.
Cataract Surgery Treatment Options
At Ennen Eye Center, we have invested in the most advanced refractive cataract surgery technology available to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. Our patients have multiple treatment options in order to align with your budget and vision expectations. During your comprehensive cataract exam, Dr. Ennen will determine which treatment would be optimal for you.
Refractive Cataract Surgery Technology
The Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System
The ORA System® offers a new paradigm in calculating lens implant power and astigmatism correction for refractive cataract surgery. This device connects to our operating microscopes and measures the refractive status of the eye after the cataract is removed, optimizing the lens implant power immediately prior to insertion. By selecting a lens that most precisely matches the patient’s visual needs, we can reduce the need for glasses after surgery. We are proud to have been the first in the Fort Smith River Valley area to offer this amazing technology.
The LenSx Laser
The LenSx Laser® is the first in the Fort Smith area, and only the third in Arkansas. Laser cataract surgery provides a measure of accuracy far superior to standard cataract operations. With the laser, Dr. Ennen is able to perform the procedure with the least possible trauma to delicate eye tissue. This results in less pain, faster healing, and your best vision in only hours, not weeks.