Practice offers laser-assisted cataract surgery

James Fox
James Fox

Hoffman-ICON Eyecare in Grand Junction now offers laser- assisted cataract surgery.

“A tracked laser is used to make the incision and help guide the procedure. The technology removes the need for a blade during cataract surgery and allows for increased precision, safety and control,” said Dr. James Fox, an ophthalmologist and surgeon at Hoffman-ICON Eyecare.

The CATALYS Precision Laser System enables surgeons to perform image-guided laser lens conditioning with accuracy and patient comfort. Each patient receives a customized three-dimensional treatment plan. The system has undergone six years of clinical studies and trials.

“A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows our surgeons to plan and perform surgery to exact individualized specifications. It’s truly breakthrough technology. We are very excited to be the first in Grand Junction to offer this world-class cataract technology,” Fox said.

Diagnosis and treatment planning determines which patients are the right candidates for laser-assisted cataract surgery, Fox said. “This technology is phenomenal, but is not a replacement for traditional cataract surgery. There will still be cases our surgeons deem will be more appropriate for traditional cataract surgery.”

Started by Dr. Jay Hoffman under the name Hoffman Eye Care, Hoffman-ICON Eyecare offers surgical and medical eye care through a patient care center at 120 W. Park Drive, Suite 108. For additional information, call 256-0400 or visit the Web site at