Cataract surgery is one the most commonly performed medical procedures. There have been some amazing changes over the last few years, including the advent of phacoemulsification, which allows for surgeons to quickly remove the cataract and implant an artificial lens all in a no-shot, no-stitch, no-patch procedure. Now, Dr. Rom is able to perform many of the necessary steps of cataract surgery by using the precision of a femtosecond laser vs a manual blade.
Traditional vs Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery
In the past, surgeons would make many steps of cataract surgery with a manual hand-held blade and hand-held instruments. These steps included the incisions for instruments to enter the eye, the capsulorhexis (opening made into the bag that holds the lens of the eye) and limbal relaxing incisions for reducing astigmatism. With laser-assisted cataract surgery, many of these steps are now performed with the precision of a computer-guided femtosecond laser. This new method of performing cataract surgery can make the procedure more precise, more predictable and better than ever before.
What are the benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery?
• A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
• A treatment with little or no discomfort
• A more precise treatment
• A gentler and easier cataract removal
• Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation