vs. Traditional Cataract Surgery
Amazing breakthrough technology in medicine is happening every day, and ophthalmology
is no different. One of the latest ophthalmic advancements has been in cataract
Gone are the days of going to the hospital and wearing ‘coke-bottle’
eyeglasses. Today’s cataract surgery patients are in and out of surgery within
a couple of hours, with no need for stitches or needles. Only eyedrop anesthesia
The biggest advancement has been with the use of a laser to do the cataract
surgery. The Eye Associates was the first in this area to get an Alcon LenSx Laser, and many patients
are choosing Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery.
The traditional cataract surgery procedure involves the creation of small
incisions made with a blade manually by the cataract surgeon. Our surgeons are very skilled and have done thousands
of surgeries this way with great results, but they just can’t match the
precision of a computer.
the computer control of the Alcon LenSx Laser, Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery automates
the most challenging steps of cataract surgery for the eyes, such as performing
corneal incisions, opening the capsule, and softening, breaking up the cataract.
This results in a higher degree of precision. The laser also has an advanced
imaging system that provides both real-time video as well as three-dimensional
visualization, enabling the cataract surgeons to custom design a treatment plan
that is individually tailored for each patient.
It should be noted, however, that not everyone is a candidate for Bladeless
Laser Cataract Surgery. And while Bladeless Laser unquestionably offers a
higher degree of precision, traditional cataract surgery has been providing
successful outcomes for over 30 years.
How do I know which would be
better for me?
Traditional Cataract Surgery or Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery?
-If you are on a budget and want to reduce your out-of-pocket cost, then traditional cataract surgery is a good
choice for you.
-But if you want to have a higher probability of not wearing glasses after
cataract surgery, then the Bladeless Laser
is the way to go.
-And if you have astigmatism, then the Bladeless
Laser Cataract Surgery is the better
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