It all starts with an eye exam!
Laser-assisted cataract surgery is very effective and safe. It uses a femtosecond laser to remove cataracts which strengths the accuracy and replaces the use of handmade incisions. This innovative procedure used for cataract removal gives more specifications for location, depth, and length in all planes. The laser can perform the cataract removal with micron-level precision.
What to Expect Before the Surgery
Laser-assisted cataract surgery requires detailed planning with your Vision Associates doctor. Your surgeon will consider the anatomy of your eye to plan for the uniqueness of your surgery making sure that it is specific to you. Then, your doctor will decide the type of lens fragmentation, structure, depth of the incisions and the best course of action for you.
Your surgeon at Vision Associates will also review your current medications and advise you of any changes that should be made either before or after surgery.
What Happens During the Surgery?
Your eye will be stabilized by the laser platform. The next step of the process is called visualization. This involves 3-D, high resolution, wide-field imaging. With this completed, the procedure is ready to begin. Your surgeon will initiate the laser to perform the incisions with your unique specifications. The laser then softens the cataract and breaks the lens into small pieces.
The surgeon then removes the deteriorated lens and implants the intraocular lens (IOL), which will restore clear vision again.