Revolutionary Cataract Technology at Alexandria Eye & Laser Center


AlexEye_logo4cThe combination of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with new state-of-the-art diagnostics and premium lens options has created revolutionary advancements in cataract treatment.  Alexandria Eye & Laser Center is one of the very first centers in the region to use this combination of new technology; pioneering the next phase of vision correction.  Ophthalmologists at Alexandria Eye & Laser Center have partnered with Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital to make this technology a reality. Traditional cataract surgery utilizes advanced techniques and has a high success rate.  These new, advanced technologies provide patients with additional options to potentially reduce dependency on glasses after surgery.


No two eyes are exactly the same; so the ability to use a laser procedure and advanced imaging to treat the growing cataract population is exciting.  Patients can, in addition, reduce their dependency on glasses after surgery with a variety of lens options.  Understanding the patient’s specific visual function needs is crucial to determine which options are best for each patient.  Lens options, meaning multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL’s), include assistance with near and distance vision as well as help with people who have astigmatism.  These lens options provide more freedom from glasses after cataract surgery.  These premium lenses, used in conjunction with the LenSx Laser and/or the ORA System (Optiwave Refractive Analysis), allow the patient to receive precise alignment and imaging measurements of the lens necessary for a more advanced cataract treatment.  This femtosecond laser signifies a bold leap forward in cataract surgery by bringing image-guided computer precision, while the ORA System offers real time imaging of the interior of the eye before the premium lens is implanted.  The results in treatment, tailored to the surgeon’s specifications, deliver a remarkable degree of accuracy so that a targeted refractive outcome is reached.  Louise Barker, RN/CEO of Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital explained, “We are committed to providing the very best technology for our surgeons to achieve the highest possible outcomes for their cataract patients. Patients undergoing cataract surgery can receive the most advanced technology here in Central Louisiana.”  Alexandria Eye & Laser Center is dedicated to offering the most advanced technology, whether that be traditional cataract surgery or an advanced vision package, as options for patients in the Central Louisiana communities.  When patients have options, patients win!


The practice’s Total Eye Care Team includes Karren Laird Russo, MD; Chad Norton, MD; Bernard Patty, MD; Michael Redmond, MD; Eric Reish, MD; Ginger Delafosse, OD; Hanna Eastman, OD; Bryan Jeanfreau, OD; Cheryl Stoker, OD; Richard Walters, OD.  Alexandria Eye & Laser Center is based in Alexandria with additional offices in Ferriday, Jonesville, Leesville, Natchitoches, Oakdale, Urania, Ville Platte, and Winnfield.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at or call (318) 487-2020.