LenSx Femtosecond Laser Now Available for Cataract Surgery at Hawaii Eye Care Practice
Dr. Alan Faulkner, a LASIK and cataract surgeon in Hawaii, is now offering the latest in laser refractive cataract surgery technology from Alcon, the LenSx® femtosecond Laser. Utilizing a custom-guided laser and computer-generated imaging, Dr. Faulkner says the innovative procedure is designed to remove cataracts and help improve patient eyesight through effective, precise results.
At his Hawaii eye care practice, Dr. Alan Faulkner has announced he will now be offering the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser for refractive cataract surgery. Developed by Alcon, the LenSx® Laser removes cataracts without the need for a surgical blade. Dr. Faulkner says he is excited about the addition of the new technology to his procedures as it offers surgeons improved precision when performing cataract surgery, thus enhanced results for his patients.
Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the LenSx® Laser utilizes a custom-guided laser to perform corneal incisions and anterior capsulotomies, based on the unique qualities of each individual patient’s eye structure. By automating traditionally challenging aspects of cataract surgery and presbyopia treatment, Dr. Faulkner says the LenSx® Laser helps surgeons reduce the risk of a vision procedure and enhance the effectiveness of results. “The LenSx laser has the ability to make precise and reproducible incisions that we believe will improve the visual outcomes in cataract surgery.”
Whether patients are looking for cataract surgery or another procedure such as refractive lens exchange, Dr. Faulkner says the addition of new technology to his practice represents a commitment to providing the most advanced, effective procedures and dedicated care to his patients. He adds that as laser vision correction continues to progress through developments like the LenSx® Laser, he hopes to stay at the forefront of emerging techniques and devices in order to improve his patients’ vision and their experience of the wonders of life without dependency upon glasses or contact lenses. “I have been doing both cataract and refractive surgery for over 20 years now. I am amazed and excited to see the precision this new technology has to offer, and believe this will result in improved outcomes for our patients.”
About Alan R. Faulkner, MD
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, Dr. Alan Faulkner received his medical education and degree at the Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, where he was elected to the National Medical School Honors Society Alpha Omega Alpha. He also completed an internship in Internal Medicine, residency training in Ophthalmology, and a Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Ocular Oncology, and Orbital Disease from Tulane. Dr. Faulkner has also served on the full-time faculty at Tulane as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a founding member of the American College of Opthalmic Surgeons (ACOS), and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, and several other professional organizations.
Located at 1100 Ward Ave. Ste. 1000 in Honolulu, HI, Dr. Faulkner’s practice, Aloha Laser Vision can be reached at (808) 792-3937. He can also be contacted online via the website alohalaservision.com or facebook.com/alohalaservision.
Hawaii LASIK Surgeon on Choosing the Right Practice
According to the latest statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), approximately 800,000 refractive surgical procedures were performed in 2010. Dr. Alan Faulkner, a laser vision correction surgeon and eye doctor in Hawaii, says these statistics reflect the popularity of corrective eye surgery and indicate a need for patients to ensure their physician is qualified and experienced in ophthalmologic techniques. Dr. Faulkner discusses how to choose the right surgeon for a procedure such as LASIK surgery in Hawaii.
At his Hawaii eye care facility, Dr. Alan Faulkner says refractive surgical procedures have increased significantly in the past few years. The most recent surveys from the American Academy of Ophthalmology report that there were approximately 800,000 refractive surgical procedures performed in 2010, up more than 50,000 from 2009. As refractive and laser vision correction procedures continue to grow more popular, Dr. Faulkner says consulting with the proper doctor is essential to achieving the best results and improving vision. With procedures like LASIK and cataract surgery, he says high quality vision correction requires exact precision from the surgeon and an up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology.
Thanks to recent developments in laser correction technology, Dr. Faulkner says LASIK and refractive eye surgeons are able to reduce the risks and side effects of procedures to a minimal amount. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, LASIK surgery complications now occur in less than 5% of all cases. Dr. Faulkner says that in order to maintain such a high degree of success, surgeons must pursue continued education in techniques and procedures in addition to their normal patient care. He says patients should be sure to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who is active in the ophthalmologic community and who has a strict attention to patient safety and well-being.
Dr. Faulkner says another important attribute to look for in an eye doctor is dedication and personalized patient care. He recommends taking time to meet a surgeon and his or her staff while researching their credentials before undergoing any procedure. Through individualized and personal outlining of each patient’s needs, Dr. Faulkner also says patients and doctors must maintain open communication in order to achieve the right results for each individual.
About Alan R. Faulkner, MD
Dr. Alan Faulkner earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was elected to the National Medical School Honors Society Alpha Omega Alpha. Following graduation, he remained at Tulane to complete an internship in Internal Medicine, residency training in Ophthalmology, and a Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Ocular Oncology, and Orbital Disease. Dr. Faulkner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, and a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery.
Located at 1100 Ward Ave. Ste. 1000 in Honolulu, HI, Dr. Faulkner’s practice can be reached at (808) 792-3937. It can also be contacted online at the website alohalaservision.com or facebook.com/alohalaservision.