Why choose Laser Cataract Surgery?
Compared to traditional cataract surgery, the laser-assisted approach offers many advantages. First, the use of a computer-guided laser means the surgical incision is up to 10 times more accurate than a corneal incision done by hand. The laser also requires half as much ultrasonic energy to dissolve the lens, and the computer makes the placement of the replacement lens more precise.
Recovery is also smoother after laser-assisted cataract surgery. With traditional surgery, common side effects include discomfort in and around the eye for several days afterward, along with blurred vision and the feeling of an itchy or gritty eyeball. With laser-assisted surgery, no pain is typically felt, since less trauma is involved to the eye and inflammation is greatly reduced!