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The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

By June 7, 2021August 2nd, 2022No Comments


At Joseph Eye & Laser Center, our aim is to provide a beautiful experience in which your concerns are met with compassion and understanding. We have an expert team  that provides the best result possible through both surgical and non- surgical services. We use nothing less, than the most cutting-edge treatments to help you reach your vision and cosmetic goals.

Is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Right for You?

Are you planning to have Laser Cataract Surgery in Ohio? It is a surgical procedure, which removes the clouded natural lens inside your eye to make better vision possible.

Benefits of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

  • The Procedure is quick and easy.
  • Vision improves quickly following the surgery with vision 20/40 or better in about half an hour, which increases to near normal levels within a few hours.
  • There are no stitches and bandages involved so you can resume activities right away without any pain or discomfort.
  • This procedure does not interfere with your contacts or glasses prescriptions either because it only affects the lens inside your eye that provides a focus for distance and close-up objects–not the cornea as with refractive surgical procedures like LASIK in which lasers reshape the surface area of your cornea for clearer vision by eliminating astigmatism problems (which do require contact lenses).

Many people choose to have this surgery because it is less painful than a standard procedure. It also has a faster recovery time and fewer postoperative problems. You may not need reading glasses or other corrective lenses after the operation, too.

After seeing their eye doctor, many patients decide on this surgical method for removing a cataract before more severe vision loss occurs. The benefits are worth any added risks in terms of side effects or complications in some cases (although rare). Having your eyes checked regularly by an ophthalmologist can help catch developing issues early on when they’re easier to treat with medication or lifestyle modifications first instead of opting for surgery later down the road.

What Is Laser Cataract Surgery?

An eye cataract occurs when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy. This cloudiness makes it difficult for light to focus on the retina, resulting in blurry vision.

This Surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to remove most cataracts and re-shape the lens so clear vision can be restored.

The Procedure: Surgery typically takes about 30 minutes per eye with no general anesthesia required–only topical numbing drops before the operation begins. A lens implant may also be inserted when removing the cataract if you have severe vision problems or your lens capsule has been damaged by inflammation as a side effect from diabetes, glaucoma, age spots, etc., but this will not occur during every case.

Better Vision Following Cataract Surgery

The laser is useful when a cataract is dense or the opening is difficult to create.

However, the laser’s accuracy is particularly important when surgeons want to implant a multifocal lens, which corrects distance and close-up vision, or a tonic lens that corrects astigmatism.

How Is the Surgery Done?

A camera/ultrasound device is placed over your eye to map its surface. It also gathers information about your lens. The device sends the results to a computer that programs the laser. This tells the laser the exact location, size, and depth for incisions. The surgeon may use the laser to make the corneal incision and the opening in the capsule. They may also use energy from the laser to soften the cataract. An ultrasound probe breaks the lens into pieces and suctions them out. The surgeon then puts the IOL in the eye. Again, the incision usually does not need stitches.

Should You Consider Laser Cataract Surgery?

While it has its advantages, it’s not for everyone. Because the use of the laser and the premium lenses are not covered by insurance, people will incur more out-of-pocket expenses than with traditional cataract surgery. However, if you have insurance or the means to pay out of pocket, it’s worth considering.

Laser cataract surgery is a more superior and safer procedure because there’s no cutting with scissors in your eye which prevents inflammation/infection. It also doesn’t require stitches so it will cause less scarring behind your eyes after the operation – this leaves patients feeling better and happier about their new sight! The only thing that people may notice are tiny bubbles at first but they eventually dissipate by themselves within three months post-operation.

If you’re looking for a safe solution to having clear vision again, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph!