Laser cataract surgery is now the standard in cataract removal. While traditional cataract surgery is still considered extremely safe and effective, laser cataract surgery goes a step beyond. Laser cataract surgery is not right for everyone, but for those who are good candidates, laser cataract surgery may be the option for you.
The main difference between traditional and laser cataracts surgery is the most obvious: the use of a femtosecond laser. In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon uses a hand held blade to make incisions. This is generally safe when performed by a skilled surgeon, but it does leave room for human error.
During laser cataract surgery, a femtosecond laser is used to make the incisions needed to access the cataract. This allows surgeons to create extremely accurate incisions, eliminating the chance of human error. The femtosecond laser can also be used to soften and break up the cataract, making removal easier.
If you are considering cataract surgery and are interested in laser-assisted cataract surgery, call Vision Care of Maine today! For information on our laser cataract technology, click here.