Laser Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a condition when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, affecting the clarity of a person’s vision. This problem usually develops over time and is a normal consequence of aging. With modern technology, laser cataract surgery can help improve vision when the effects of cataracts start interfering with everyday activities.
What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
During the laser cataract surgery, the surgeons use 3D printing technology and laser. With these technologies, the surgeon is able to create precise incisions on the lens as well as making a circular opening for reaching and removing the cataract. After creating an accurate opening, the laser softens and causes the hard cataract to break into tiny pieces. This allows the surgeon to remove the cataract easily. Contrary to the traditional surgery procedure, laser cataract surgery uses less ultrasound energy for cataract removal. After it is removed, the surgeon replaces the cloudy lens with a new artificial one. Laser cataract surgery offers the following benefits:
- Uses advanced 3D imaging for highly customized treatment
- Allows for maximum precision when creating the circular opening
- Makes the cataract removal process easy and gentle
- Offers more options for correcting astigmatism
The best way to determine if laser cataract surgery is the ideal solution for correcting your vision is by consulting with an eye doctor. After conducting a cataract evaluation exam, they’ll discuss your options in detail. After laser cataract surgery, you can to choose from a variety of replacement lenses to wear. In fact, some options, such as monovision and multi-focal intraocular lenses, are aimed at reducing your dependence on glasses. Your surgeon will help you decide the best option based on the results of your eye examination.
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