How are Cataracts Removed?
Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 23, 2021
When a cloudy cataract impairs your vision so much that you cannot perform daily tasks, cataract surgery may help you. Traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common, safe and effective surgeries performed today. In traditional cataract surgery, incisions are made in the cornea using handheld blades to access the cataract. The cloudy cataract is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens (IOL). While traditional cataract surgery is one of the most routinely performed surgeries, it still requires the use of a hand-held blade to make incisions in the cornea.
In similar fashion to LASIK, femtosecond laser technology has brought new levels of safety, accuracy and predictability to cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery uses a femtosecond laser to remove cataracts with micro-level precision, replacing the use of handmade incisions.
There are many benefits to having laser cataract surgery over traditional cataract surgery:
Accuracy: With the delicacy of eye surgery, even the smallest variation can create sharper vision. Laser cataract surgery introduces a new level of accuracy. Computerized mapping and 3-D measurements give exact specifications for the procedure to achieve precise results and accurate lens placement.
Bladeless: Laser cataract surgery is a minimally invasive procedure and offers computer-guided control when making the incisions and breaking up the cataract. This innovative technology provides efficient and effective treatment for cataracts without using a traditional blade. Lasers offer a new level of accuracy to restore ideal vision quickly.
Customizable: The technology behind laser cataract surgery allows for a completely individualized treatment plan. Computer mapping removes any guesswork from the procedure, resulting in optimal results. Your eye is thoroughly scanned for measurements and the data is translated into a personalized plan that is custom-built for your eyes.
To learn more about cataract removal, contact Clavenna Vision Institute in Birmingham.