Laser Cataract Surgery
How Is Laser Cataract Surgery Done?
A camera/ultrasound device is placed above the eye to gather information about the cornea, cataract, and other structures
The customized information is then programed into the laser
This allows for creation of incisions in the cornea at an appropriate size, depth, and location
The laser can also open the capsule and soften the cataract for easier removal
Patients still need to have the cataract removed using an ultrasound probe to break the lens into pieces and suction them out.
Who are the Best Candidates for This Surgery?
Most patients receiving laser cataract surgery have astigmatism that needs to be corrected
Or patients are receiving a premium lens like a toric or a multifocal lens