Time for a Fresh Start

Cataracts happen to almost everyone, and removing them through cataract surgery has been established as one of the safest and most effective procedures performed in today’s modern era.  Imagine seeing spring flowers in a richer color or reading by the pool without foggy vision. It’s time to get your sight back to its younger days and consider laser cataract surgery!

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a cloudiness in the eye’s lens, preventing light from passing through the eye and reaching the retina. Opacity in the eye can be minor or highly hindering to your vision. Cataracts are most often seen in adults over 40 but can occur at any age and cause gradual vision loss.

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!

About Cataract Surgery

In cataract surgery, our doctor’s place a small incision in the eye. Through this incision, they remove the cloudy lens by a process of phacoemulsification. This process creates sound waves that disintegrate the cataract. Once broken apart, all particles are removed from the eye and the lens of the eye is replaced with a clear implant.