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Orange Regional Medical Center Now Offers the Latest Cataract Surgery Technology

September 25, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional’s Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center, located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, now offers the LenSx® Laser. The LenSx® Laser from Alcon is the first femtosecond laser cleared for use in cataract surgery – thus creating the category of laser refractive cataract surgery. This innovation allows eye surgeons at Orange Regional to perform some of the most challenging steps in cataract surgery with the precision of advanced laser technology.

The LenSx® Laser provides the surgeon with well-known benefits of femtosecond technology – micron level precision, accuracy and predictability. It is designed to perform many of the challenges of traditional, manually executed cataract surgery with computer precision. The LenSx® Laser uses focused femtosecond laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and the cornea. This results in treatments that are tailored to a surgeon’s specifications and deliver a remarkable degree of accuracy. Capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and all corneal incisions are created with the image-guided surgeon control.

“The LenSx femtosecond laser procedure is the wave of the future for cataract surgery, We believe our patients will have faster recoveries and more accurate outcomes, resulting in sharper vision and less need for glasses than with the current technology,” said Orange Regional’s Medical Director Opthalmological Surgery, Dr. Mandes Kates.

The Surgical benefit of this new technology enables surgeons to deliver a truly premium surgical experience for lens replacement. The Blade-free laser technology is an advanced alternative to manual cataract surgery and automates some of the most difficult steps of cataract procedure. Incisions can now be made with image-guided software and allows for improved accuracy, predictability, reliability and reproducibility compared to traditional refractive cataract surgery.

Outpatient Surgery at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion
The Surgery and Procedure Center at Orange Regional Medical Pavilion is located on the second floor and contains four state-of-the-art operating rooms, two special procedure rooms (for minor procedures that do not require anesthesia), patient pre- and post-operative recovery, and a waiting/reception area. The Surgery and Procedure Center may be accessed via the elevator bank adjacent to the Patient Drop-Off entrance.

Hours for Pre-Surgical Testing are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours for Same Day Surgery are rotating days, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information on the Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, visit www.ormc.org/hospital_services/ambulatorysurgerycenter or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Certified Surgical Technician, Dawn Cholewka, and Ophthalmologists Dr. Leslie Green and Dr. Mandes Kates display  how they use the LenSx® Laser to perform cataract surgery in the Orange Regional Medical PavilionSurgery and Procedure.
From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Certified Surgical Technician, Dawn Cholewka, and Ophthalmologists Dr. Leslie Green and Dr. Mandes Kates display how they use the LenSx® Laser to perform cataract surgery in the Orange Regional Medical PavilionSurgery and Procedure.

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