Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD, founded Bucci Laser Vision in 1998. Making this year his 20th Anniversary !!!
He remains our sole surgeon who has performed over 35,000 microsurgical eye surgeries, including over 6,000 multifocal intraocular implants. To date over 20,000 cataract surgeries have been performed in our private state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, the Angelina Theresa Bucci Eye Surgery Center, which was established in 2000 in memory of his wife. The surgery center offers upscale service with the latest technology and a highly skilled ancillary staff.
Modern microsurgical techniques for removing cataracts have evolved and improved dramatically over the past 20 years. During this procedure, the eye’s natural lens is removed because it becomes cloudy as a result of the natural aging process or a calcification. In the early days, the cataract was removed in one piece through a large incision that required many stitches. Patients stayed in the hospital for days and after surgery had to wear thick, distorting cataract glasses or deal with cumbersome contact lenses to see well enough to function. The good news is cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological advances. It can provide enhanced vision eliminating the need for bifocals when utilizing a premium multifocal lens implants or extended depth of focus lenses.
Today, Dr. Bucci can remove the eye’s natural lens through a microincision (less than 3 mm), breaking the lens apart with ultrasonic vibrations or advanced laser technology, gently removing it from the eye. The natural lens is replaced by a intraocular lens which is rolled and inserted through the microincision. It is then unrolled, and placed into its’ permanent position. Because of the design of the incision and its small size, it seals itself and no stitches, or overnight hospitalization are required. Patients leave our private surgery center and return home soon after the procedure to relax for the rest of the day. Most patients can return to full activity the following day. This identical technology is also being utilized in order to enhance baby boomers vision prior to developing a cataract. Enabling them to not only enhance their vision, often eliminating their need for bifocals, stopping the natural aging of the eye, and also eliminating their potential for future cataracts.