Alcon Centurion Phacoemulsification System
The Centurion Phaco System is the latest generation machine for cataract removal. It uses ultrasound energy to break up cataracts and aspirates them from the eye in tiny pieces. There are several improvements in this version compared to older technologies:
At Fredericksburg Eye Associates, we use phacoemulsification to remove cataracts and do not offer patients femtosecond laser cataract surgery. This is because using a femtosecond laser has not been proven to be safer or more accurate than phacoemulsification of cataracts. There are several randomized clinical trials comparing the two methods, but they all conclude they are equally safe and accurate. Use of the laser also usually increases costs and makes surgery take longer.