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Rebecca Trembath, who has been suffering from cataracts, decided to try the new LaserX procedure.

"I wanted this laser surgery because of its precision, and I wanted the least possibility of any problems with the surgery," Trembath said.

This new lens-replacement surgery uses a laser called LensX, that is more precise and safe than performing surgery "by hand."

"We don't have to do as much work inside the eye and that results in better safety for the patient," Dr. Richard Davidson, who performed Trembath's surgery said. "When you have better safety and better precision, we get better outcomes."

Trembath has already had the procedure done in one eye and was very pleased with the results.

"I wore a patch afterwards until the following appointment the next day, and then there are eye drops afterward that you use," Trembath said. "The very day that the patch was taken off, I had 20/20 vision in that eye."

Perhaps the best thing for Trembath is that she is able to knit now without wearing glasses.

For more information on the LensX procedure and the University of Colorado Hospital's Anshutz Medical Campus, visit www.uch.edu/eyes.

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