One of the more exciting advancements in treating cataracts is laser technology that eliminates the traditional method of using a physical blade. With laser cataract surgery, the computer-assisted incisions are executed with precise depth into the cornea. The laser also can accurately correct for astigmatism, which is curvature of the cornea.
Everyone who has cataract surgery receives a lens implant after the cataract is removed. With the laser procedure, a precisely positioned "manhole" is made into the cataract that allows the implant to stay in the proper position. By using this cutting-edge laser technology, the patient enjoys better vision and a higher probability of not needing glasses. In addition, there is less likelihood of any surgical complications.
If you are interested in finding out more about bladeless laser surgery for cataracts, please feel free to contact our office.
Dr. Ameet Goyal, M.D. General Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon