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Tarpon Springs
43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: 727.938.2020
Toll Free: 800.282.9905

13303 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813.384.3838

Spring Hill
1180 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
Phone: 352.684.6722

Bayonet Point
14030 US Hwy 19 N
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
Phone: 727.861.2020

St. Petersburg
9400 9th Street N (MLK)
St. Petersburg, FL 33702


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Laser Cataract Surgery

Safety and precision with computer controlled blade-free technology

Traditional cataract and lens replacement surgeries at St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute are among the safest and most successful procedures in medicine today. Due to our experience and commitment to excellence, our complication and infection rates are among the lowest in the world. While we will continue to offer cataract surgery utilizing traditional techniques, blade-free LenSx laser cataract surgery at St. Luke's offers significant advantages for many patients.

Watch the video below as a patient undergoes FDA approved, Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery with Surgeon Dr. Pit Gills, MD at St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute.

Why Laser Cataract Surgery?

Custom Precision

Using the LenSx computer guided laser offers a higher level of precision to cataract surgery. Sophisticated scanning technology is used to carefully map and measure the eye. These images are used to plan and perform customized laser surgery to exacting specifications generally not attainable with traditional surgery. The laser makes micro-incisions used to access the cataract and correct astigmatism. The laser also breaks up the cataract, and creates a circular opening in the lens capsule, making the exact placement of the new intraocular lens incredibly precise. This is very important, particularly for Lifestyle lenses where maximum independence from glasses is the goal.

To better understand how laser cataract surgery compares to traditional cataract surgery,
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Gentler Approach

When a laser is used to soften the clouded lens, cataract surgery becomes a gentler procedure than ever before. The cataract can be removed with less ultrasound energy, and fewer instruments are needed in the eye. Studies have shown the use of the laser often reduces swelling and speeds recovery time.


While our cataract surgeons at St. Luke's have among the lowest rates of complications in the world, computer guided laser now offers our patients even greater safety and precision than ever before. Traditional cataract surgery at St. Luke's remains an option that provides very low complication rates; however, the introduction of laser assisted cataract surgery will help us to improve our already outstanding record of outcomes and safety.

Are you a candidate?

When you arrive for your pre-operative evaluation, our staff will perform a series of measurements and tests that your surgeon will use to determine if you are a candidate for laser cataract surgery. Using that data, and information from the exam they perform, our surgeons will become your partner to create a customized surgical plan that works for your lifestyle.