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How do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?
Your eye works a lot like a camera, using a lens to focus on an image. If your camera lens became cloudy, you’d have a hard time viewing the world around you. Just like a camera, the lenses in your eyes can become cloudy as you age, making it harder for you to see. This natural condition, known as a cataract, affects more than half of Americans by age 80. Although it’s common belief that lasers have been used in cataract surgery for years, this is not true. However, now, laser cataract surgery has become a reality. With today’s technology, your cataract surgeon can safely remove your cataract and implant a replacement lens to restore your vision. Learn more about laser technology and how our laser cataract surgery procedure differs from the traditional cataract surgery.
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Safety: The laser’s imaging provides your cataract surgeon with a reconstructed 3-D view of your eye, allowing for more accurate information and treatment choices during your cataract removal procedure.
Precision: The laser’s advanced technology offers the most precise and accurate treatment available.
Results: The laser allows your cataract surgeon to precisely place laser pulses that effectively soften your cataract for removal, and ensures the appropriate condition for the best lens placement, helping to restore your vision to its full potential.
Why Should I Elect to Have an Advanced Cataract Surgery Procedure?
Advanced cataract surgery allows your cataract surgeon to tailor your procedure with the goal of reducing your dependency on glasses or contact lenses. During your procedure, your cataract surgeon will use the most advanced technology available, including premium intraocular lenses (IOL) and the laser with an advanced 3-D modeling technology. The laser’s imaging takes a more intelligent approach to cataract surgery. With the laser’s imaging, your cataract surgeon can see everything inside your eye in greater detail. This allows the cataract surgeon to plan the surgery better, to precisely soften the cataract in preparation for removal, and to ensure the appropriate condition for the most accurate placement of your IOL. It is the laser’s precision, imaging, and incisions that allow your cataract surgeon to ensure that the cataract is safely removed and that the new IOL is perfectly placed, resulting in better visual outcomes.
HOW DOES THE LASER ADVANCE A TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY?
The laser technology allows your cataract surgeon to offer you a better, more precise cataract removal procedure that is customized to your eye. The laser’s unique imaging system provides your cataract surgeon with a reconstructed 3-D view of your eye, to help plan and treat your cataract, which ensures that your customized cataract procedure is performed with laser precision.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your cataract surgeon offers the laser as part of your advanced cataract procedure because it is safe, effective and uses the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade. Other benefits include:
- A unique, high-resolution 3-D model of your eye that allows your cataract surgeon to tailor your treatment, which can improve visual outcomes.
- Use of the most advanced technology available, which may reduce the time it takes to remove your cataracts.
- Designed with comfort in mind, so you can relax, knowing you have the latest laser technology available to treat one of your most valuable senses – your sight.
"The idea of me having cataracts scared us both! But your staff did an amazing job stepping us through the painless process!"