Alcon Series Legacy | Cataract Surgery | Harrisburg | Memorial Eye
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Alcon Series 20000® Legacy®


Ultrasonic phacoemulsification for the removal of cataracts has become the “gold standard” for cataract surgery. In phacoemulsification surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into a very small incision on the edge of the eye. This probe gently breaks the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and suctions the cataract out of the eye. Then, a folded intra-ocular lens (IOL) is inserted through the micro-incision, then unfolded and locked into permanent position. The small incision is self-sealing and usually requires no stitches. This type of incision heals quickly and provides a much more comfortable recuperation.


Patients in your parents’ or grandparent’s day had their cataracts removed in one piece with an incision that was a 180 degree arch over half the eye. Cataract surgery was delayed because it was risky and required months of recuperation. Today, with ultrasonic phacoemulsification, our patients have cataract surgery in the morning and can resume most of their normal activities the very next day.

ALCON SERIES 20000® LEGACY® has become the world’s leading phacoemulsifier. It offers state-of-the-art technology for cataract removal.

Why we’ve invested in the Alcon Series 20000® Legacy:

  • Legacy uses sophisticated computer technology to break cataracts into tiny fragments that can be removed through a very small incision. This small incision allows for faster healing and a quick return to good vision.
  • Breakthrough programming capabilities give the surgeon precise control during the procedure.
  • The electronic voice confirmation of system commands enhances control and safety.
  • Legacy is very flexible, accommodating different surgical techniques.
  • The advanced technology allows the equipment to effectively