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 handheld 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 cataracts. 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!
Almost everyone will develop cataracts in old age. Advancements in technology have made cataract removal much easier and more accurate. If you are considering cataract surgery, wouldn’t you choose the surgeon who uses the most up-to-date methods and technology? Vision Care of Maine does just that!
Here at Vision Care of Maine, we use the LenSx femtosecond laser during laser-assisted cataract surgery to give patients better results with quicker recovery times.
The LenSx femtosecond laser has been designed to improve the precision during certain critical steps of cataract surgery that in traditional cataract surgery are performed manually. Because LenSx removes the element of human error during these steps, the laser may contribute to improved outcomes following surgery.
The LenSx femtosecond laser works by administering a beam of light, which creates the necessary incision for cataract surgery. The laser is computer-guided, so results are as precise as possible. With a combination of a skilled surgeon and this state-of-the-art technology, results with LenSx can be extraordinary.
If you are interested in learning more about our laser-assisted cataract procedure here at Vision Care of Maine, call us today to set up your cataract consultation!