LASER CATARACT SURGERY
Laser cataract surgery uses the latest technological advances to enhance various aspects of cataract surgery.
The result is a more precise and predictable procedure that often results in quicker recovery and less inflammation as compared to traditional/manual cataract surgery.
It is NOT covered by Medicare or commercial insurance plans.
TAKE HOME POINTS OF LASER VS MANUAL CATARACT SURGERY
Laser Cataract Surgery:
Is customized BLADELESS surgery
Treats most common levels of ASTIGMATISM
Uses precision-guided 3-D technology to achieve more predictable and reproducible results
Provides a more controlled environment in the eye so there is less stress on the support structures in the eye
Allows for more efficient cataract removal
Has less inflammation which leads to quicker recovery and less risk of swelling in the eye
Laser provides customizable precision and reproducibility for all incisions
= BLADELESS SURGERY
Precise capsulorrhexis (the centered circular opening through which the cataract is removed and new lens is inserted) ensures the intraocular lens (IOL) is perfectly centered
Laser softens the cataract = more efficient removal of the cataract
= less inflammation and stress on the support structures of the lens