New Cataract Surgery Faster, More Accurate

By: Lauren Garber Email
By: Lauren Garber Email

Reno, Nev. - Advances in technology are making it faster and easier for people with cataracts to get corrective surgery.

If you have cataracts, you know how uncomfortable it can be. You develop clouding in your eyes, and it really continues to affect your vision until you get it taken care of.

It's a procedure that used to involve a lot more than it does now. That's because one local eye surgeon is the first in our state to use new technology that makes it faster and more accurate.

It's called Precision Laser Refractive Surgery, and it uses a new laser machine called LenSx. LenSx uses a laser to make cuts that used to have to be made manually with a scalpel.

The results of undergoing the surgery can be life-changing.

"It's a huge impact, and it's a huge benefit to them," said Dr. Matthew Mills, a board certified eye physician and surgeon. "A patient that we did earlier today, we were working on here second eye, and she told me, when we had corrected her first eye, that it was a complete revelation, that she hadn't been comfortable to drive on the freeway in three years, and that she felt like she was having an HD experience everywhere she went."

The surgery is pretty quick. There is some prep time, but the procedure takes less than 20 minutes. And patients seem very happy with the results.

Dr. Mills also does a number of laser eye surgeries for different types of vision problems.

Now, of course, if you are thinking of getting a laser eye procedure done, you can contact Dr. Mills to see if you're a candidate. Call (775) 322-1000 or visit

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