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LenSx is a form of laser-assisted cataract surgery. It’s a powerful, ultra-precise laser that delivers a safe and effective way to manage your condition.

The laser

The LenSx Laser was the first femtosecond laser system to be approved by the FDA for cataract surgery performed in the U.S., and it is far more accurate than manual cataract surgery techniques. It first takes detailed images of your eye to help your surgeon plan a procedure that’s completely customized for you. During the actual procedure, a bladeless, computer-controlled laser will guide the surgeon to ensure the utmost precision.


  1. Increased precision. The LenSx laser makes precise incisions for cataract surgery, particularly when compared to manual techniques.
  2. Safe. The corneal incisions and removal of cataracts can be performed entirely with the laser, without the need for a surgical blade.
  3. Customizable. A computer-guided laser system, the LenSx allows your surgeon to completely customize your surgery to meet your needs.

The procedure

To prepare for laser cataract surgery with the LenSx laser, Dr. Benjamin and his team will first use the system to create a sophisticated and highly detailed image of your eye, called an optical coherence tomography (OCT). This will allow him to create a precise incision at a specific location, depth and length, without any room for error.

The actual procedure will begin with a capsulotomy. Your eye’s natural lens is surrounded by a capsule. During cataract surgery, a portion of this capsule must be removed so the surgeon can access the cataract. During laser cataract surgery, the LenSx Laser is used to perform the capsulotomy, which increases the likelihood that the tissue remains intact and capable of holding the artificial lens implant.

Once the capsulotomy has been performed, Dr. Benjamin and his team will use the laser to soften and breakup the cataract into smaller pieces that are easier to remove. If you suffer from an astigmatism as well, the laser can also be used to create tiny incisions on the cornea to relax the eye and create a rounder, more natural shape.

Your recovery

After laser cataract surgery with the LenSx Laser, you will be free to return home to begin the healing process right away. However, Dr. Benjamin and his team will want to see you back at the Los Angeles office within a few days so he can monitor your progress and ensure you’re healing properly.

During the initial recovery period, you’ll need to use eye drops as prescribed to protect against infection and inflammation. You should also avoid certain activities, such as driving, swimming and heavy lifting. Within several days, you should notice a marked improvement in your vision.

Schedule your consultation today

If you’re interested in learning more about the LenSx Laser for cataract surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at the Benjamin Eye Institute in Los Angeles today.

During your appointment, either Dr. Benjamin or Dr. Golchet will review the benefits and disadvantages of this approach with you and help you determine if it’s right for your unique case.

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    Doe G.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
    West Hollywood, CA
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    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

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    Renee T.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

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