Overview - Laser Cataract Surgery
Laser Cataract SurgeryFemtosecond laser technology has been used by LASIK eye surgeons for over 10 years to correct refractive vision problems. Now, bladeless laser cataract surgery can offer cataract patients the same precision and safety of laser technology.
This new femtosecond laser procedure replaces the initial key steps of cataract surgery that were previously performed using a blade. Using the femtosecond laser offers a range of benefits over standard cataract treatment, including:
- The procedure is less dependent on surgical skill and provides a more accurate incision and greater consistency.
- The laser cuts the required circles with 12 times more precision than those produced by traditional surgical methods.
- Reduced stress on the tissue of the eye by using laser technology to replace the traditional blade. This makes the incision cleaner which in turn improves healing.
- The edges in the remaining capsule, which serves as a pocket for the plastic IOL, are left twice as strong as with conventional techniques.
- Better healing comfort, e.g. any incisions to reduce astigmatism are made within the cornea so there are no open cuts on the surface of the eye.
- Greater predictability of the outcome due to accuracy of the laser.
- Faster procedure time.
- Maximises the IOL.
- Optimises the visual performance of the IOL.
Not everyone will be suitable for the laser cataract procedure, you may have other conditions or your cataracts may be at a stage that indicates standard laser cataract surgery would be more appropriate.
personalEYES has utlised two systems available to perform the laser cataract surgery.
Cataracts develop generally as part of the ageing processa cloud forms in the lens of the eye, causing blurry or double vision and increased sensitivity to light. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly-performed procedures around the world today where a surgeon makes an incision, removes the defective lens and then replaces it with a new intraocular lens (IOL) to restore vision.
There are currently a number of IOLs available, including multifocal options. Your doctor will advise you of the best option for you depending on your individual requirements and lifestyle. Some of the options include:
After a thorough examination of your eye and your general health your surgeon will determine which treatment is most appropriate you your eyes. Call personalEYES today on 1300 683 937 to see if you are a suitable candidate.