Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery involves using a computer controlled femtosecond laser to do parts of the cataract surgery operation.

What is Laser Cataract Surgery?

A real-time high resolution scanner is used to analyze the structures inside the eye. The laser then makes a perfect circular opening into the cataract. The laser is then used to break up the cataract. Lastly, the laser makes special incisions inside the cornea to correct astigmatism.

What are the benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery?

When advanced technology implants are used for cataract surgery (Toric implants, and/or Presbyopia correcting implants), it is very important to have these implants perfectly centered for them to work properly. Having the laser make a perfectly centred circular opening in the capsular bag (which ultimately would hold the new implant) allows for the implant to sit in the centred correctly.

Fragmentation of the cataract (breaking up the cataract with the laser) reduces the amount of energy required to remove the cataract. This reduced energy into the eye is kinder to the cornea, and reduces the loss of “endothelial cells” by up to 30%. This is important as the loss of endothelial cells can result in swelling of the cornea, resulting in blurry vision.

Laser cataract surgery is performed by Dr. Lane at LASIK CATARACT CENTRE.