Great Plains Eye SpecialistsUnveils New Laser System for Both Cataract & LASIK Surgery

Posted by administration on March 19, 2014

First Practice in Rapid City to Offer Blade-Free Cataract Surgery Using the Bausch + Lomb Victus


Rapid City, SD (PRWEB) March 14, 2014: Great Plains Eye Specialistsannounced today that the practice now offers blade-free laser eye surgery for both cataracts and LASIK with an advanced laser system: the Bausch + Lomb VICTUS™ femtosecond laser platform.

Now, for the first time ever in Rapid City, cataract patients can receive customized, blade-free cataract surgery. For cataract surgery, the laser (not a manual blade) is used to make the corneal incision to allow removal of the cataract and insertion of a replacement Intraocular Lens (IOL). For LASIK surgery, the laser (not a manual blade) is used to create a corneal flap, allowing the doctor to reshape the cornea for vision correction.

“We could not be more excited about being the very first practice in Rapid City and all of western South Dakota to employ this technology,” said Dr. Paul Wright.  “Using the VICTUS system, the doctors at Great Plains Eye Specialistscan offer more precise incisions with a high level of safety and excellent vision outcomes for our cataract and LASIK patients.  Blade-free laser cataract surgery is now in Rapid City!”

The new laser offers real-time, 3D imaging of the eye to plan, perform and monitor the most challenging steps of cataract and LASIK surgery. The system complements the surgeon’s skill with computer-guided accuracy.  

About the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform

The VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform, from Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, and Technolas™ Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV), a leading ophthalmology laser company, is the first femtosecond laser designed for both cataract and refractive surgery. The VICTUS platform was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2012 for creation of a corneal flap in patients undergoing LASIK surgery or other treatment requiring initial lamellar resection of the cornea and anterior capsulotomy during cataract surgery. 

Great Plains Eye Specialistsis now offering both Cataract Consultations and LASIK Consultations to determine candidacy for the VICTUS laser. To schedule a Consultation, please call 877-576-0202877-576-0202.



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