Hawaii LASIK Surgery Practice Now Offering LenSx® Laser for Cataract Surgery

Screen-Shot-2012-02-09-at-8.27.41-AM-300x236Dr. 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.


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