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Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Knowing What to Expect

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.

The Ophthalmology surgeons at CMIS are world-renown specialists in the area of Cataract and new lens implant procedures.

The Ophthalmology surgeons conducting their advanced eye procedures at CMIS are world-renown specialists in the area of Cataract and new lens implant procedures. Pursuing advanced treatments, these surgeons demonstrate world-class eye care to patients seeking complex, vision-restoring surgery including:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery

Our surgeons take a personal approach to the patient doctor relationship. Our highest priority is to provide you with professional and compassionate treatment to help you see the important and beautiful things in your world.

Advanced Technologies

Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the world today. This new technology gives our surgeons the ability to perform cataract surgery at the highest levels of accuracy and safety. The skill and experience of our surgeons, combined with the precision of the state-of-the-art LenSx Laser, offers you unmatched predictability in renewing your sight.

CMIS provides the most advanced and progressive surgical treatments including:

  • Custom (Blade-less) Cataract Surgery using LenSx Laser
  • Astigmatism (Blade-less) Correction using LenSx Laser

Myopia (nearsightedness)

People who are nearsighted can see up close, but have difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Myopia is typically caused by an eye that is too long, which causes light to focus in front of the retina.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Farsighted people can see objects at a distance, but have difficulty seeing up close. Hyperopia is typically caused by an eye that is too short, which causes light to focus behind the retina.


Presbyopia is an age-related condition that blurs near vision. It’s caused by a gradual loss of flexibility in the eye’s natural lens.Presbyopia in conjunction with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism may require the use of bifocial or “progressive” lenses to provide clear vision both near and far. The important thing to remember is that cataract surgery can often correct one or more of these conditions at the same time, using the LenSx laser. This means it is possible for you to gain clear vision with little to no need for glasses or contact lenses.


Sometimes the surface of the cornea is curved more like a football than a basketball, with both flatter and steeper curves. This common irregularity, called “corneal astigmatism, ” causes blurred vision or distorted vision, because light rays are not focused on one spot to provide clear vision.


Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual loss in the United States. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. This lens, located behind the colored iris, works just like the lens of a camera, focusing the light on the retina, which sends images to the brain. The human lens can become so clouded with a cataract, that it will prevent the light and images from reaching the retina. A cataract can be the reason sharp objects become blurred, bright colors become dull, or seeing at night becomes more difficult. Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through old, cloudy film. Cataract Surgery using the LenSx Laser Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact more than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States. The operation itself takes less than 30 minutes and most likely you will be awake and back to your normal activities the next day. Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is proud to be the first to purchase the, the first femtosecond laser cleared by the FDA for use in cataract surgery, the LenSx Laser automates some of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery for more precise, reproducible procedures. The LenSx Laser is Putting the Future in Motion. A technologically-advanced procedure, LenSx Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery offers a new level of precision and reproducibility in ophthalmic surgery. The additional steps performed by the LenSx Laser to align the capsular and corneal incisions in three dimensions are performed to optimize alignment of capsulotomy and corneal incisions. The LenSx Laser can perform anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and all corneal incisions with tremendous reproducibility. The system performs surgery according to your preferences, extending your expertise with laser precision. From clean three-plane corneal incisions to customized fragmentation patterns, you can create predictable cuts that carry through subsequent steps of refractive cataract surgery.