LenSx Program

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery at UI Ophthalmology


  • The LenSx Program offers patients the latest evolution in cataract surgery: bladeless incisions that are precise to the micron.
  • LenSx is the surgical laser developed by Alcon using femtosecond laser technology - extremely short bursts of energy - to make the bladeless incisions. Femtosecond lasers have been used for years in refractive surgery to create a flap in the cornea. These lasers have recently been FDA approved for cataract surgery where they are used to make incisions and help prepare the cataract for efficient removal.
  • LenSx cataract surgery is an option for patients who are interested in premium intraocular lenses, including multifocal lenses.
  • Watch a video of a LenSx surgery
    LenSx surgical video


Schedule an Evaluation

Phone: (312) 355-5220
Email: eyexam@uic.edu




Ahmad Aref, MD
Ahmad Aref, MD

Soledad Cortina
Soledad Cortina, MD

Jose de la Cruz
Jose de la Cruz, MD

Ali Djalilian
Ali Djalilian, MD

Sandeep Jain
Sandeep Jain, MD

Joel Sugar
Joel Sugar, MD

Elmer Tu
Elmer Tu, MD


For more information on appointments at any of our Clinics, including insurances taken, payment policies, and Frequently Asked Questions, see Appointments.



View an animation showing the LenSx Laser


Dr. Soledad Cortina with patient