Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery

State-of-the-art Laser Eye Surgery: Less Risky, More Precise

Top ophthalmologist Dr. Goyal first in Westchester to perform bladeless Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery Stamford

What is a cataract?
As we age, the natural lenses in our eyes can become cloudy. Though painless, cataracts can cause hazy vision, unusual glare, poor night vision, or reduced color perception. People especially notice difficulty in low-light situations like night driving. Cataracts tend to develop slowly, and surgery may not be immediately necessary. But if your ability to read, drive, or carry out other normal activities is hindered, cataract surgery is most likely the best solution.

Traditional cataract surgery has always involved the use of a physical blade to correct this common condition. But even in the best of hands, there is some variability in how each step is performed, which helps explain why following standard cataract surgery, the majority of patients still need glasses for some or all of their activities.

But, the new laser eye surgery performed by Dr. Ameet Goyal – bladeless Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery – is a less risky, more precise alternative. Dr. Goyal is the first eye surgeon in Westchester to perform this state-of-the-art procedure. He uses a femtosecond laser (LenSx®) to execute specific steps of the procedure. (A femtosecond laser emits optical pulses between a few and hundreds of femtoseconds, or 10−15 seconds.) This new technology reduces astigmatism and allows for a more precise placement of the lens implant. The result is often optimized vision without glasses.

With bladeless Refractive Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Surgery, many of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery are now automated. Dr. Goyal uses the technology’s real-time diagnostic tools for an accurate visual of what is going on inside the eye during the procedure to help insure the best results. After implementing a scan of your eye, he creates a customized surgical plan on a computer screen based on the scan’s results. Once all the specifications are programmed, the computer guides the laser to perform each step of the procedure as well as provide precise placement of the stitches necessary for the reduction of astigmatism.

Of course, laser eye surgery does not replace a skilled surgeon; it enhances his proficiency. And it takes a highly trained surgeon such as Dr. Goyal to use this technology correctly. While some parts of cataract surgery become easier with laser technology, others require added attention, such as accurately programming the computer to precisely direct the laser.

Laser technology cannot be used on everyone, so proper identification of candidates by a qualified surgeon is extremely important.

If you have cataracts or suspect that cataracts may be interfering with your eyesight, make an appointment with Dr. Goyal. He’ll evaluate your situation and let you know if you are a candidate for bladeless Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

Call us if you’ve been searching for “top ophthalmologist near me” or “top eye doctor near me.” Our cataract surgery patients come to us from Greenwich in Fairfield County, CT and Rye, Mt. Kisco and White Plains in Westchester County, NY.