Leading edge technology is a hallmark of Willis-Knighton and is evident at our eye surgery locations. Many exciting advancements in eye surgery were first introduced in our community at Willis-Knighton which opened the region’s first outpatient eye surgery center in the 1970s. The legacy of quality eye care continues today as we remain one of the busiest eye surgery programs in the region.  

While the widest array of technology is available at the Greenwood Road location, other locations feature select technology as well.

  • LenSx® Blade-free laser cataract surgery with custom lens implant - The precision technology was first introduced at Willis-Knighton.
    • Image-guided femtosecond laser (quadrillionth of a second)
    • 3D customization and visualization for the most challenging steps of surgery
    • Precise measurements and data
    • Custom lens implant for vision without glasses
  • OMNI® Glaucoma Treatment System is designed to address the entire natural trabeculocanalicular outflow pathway to reduce intraocular pressure in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma. Can be used for mild, moderate, and severe primary open-angle glaucoma.

  • Ora™ — This technology offers real-time analysis during cataract surgery to enhance precision vision.
  • iStent Micro-Stent — This implant is used with cataract surgery to treat open-angle glaucoma.
  • SMILE the next generation of LASIK vision correction that eliminates the need for glasses and contact lenses.
  • Implantable Miniature Telescope — A treatment for age-related macular degeneration, enlarges images for better vision.
  • Corneal Cross-Linking  —  This is a cutting-edge procedure for the treatment of Keratoconus. This procedure is especially effective for individuals with progressive eye diseases such as Keratoconus . Cross-Linking is a two-step process. It first involves applying liquid Riboflavin to the eye's surface followed by a controlled exposure to ultraviolet light. Its success in slowing or stopping the progression of Kertaconus makes it a valuable resource for those seeking the best possible outcome after diagnosis. WK Eye Institute North, the only facility in Northwest Louisiana, offers this innovative technology.