Cataracts, or the clouding of the eye's natural lens, can inhibit your ability to live life to the fullest, but cataract surgery at our Bakersfield practice can restore your ability to read, drive, and work comfortably. Our ophthalmologists can use advanced procedures to repair your vision safely, effectively, and precisely. We help patients see clearly again with our premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) and cutting-edge femtosecond laser. To begin your journey toward improved eyesight and a better quality of life, schedule a consultation with Southwest Eye Care and Laser today.
Laser cataract surgery is performed with the assistance of our modern femtosecond laser, which improves the precision, safety, and effectiveness of the procedure, while requiring less recovery time and medication than manual eye surgery. Our doctors use computer software to control the laser as we carefully perform a capsulotomy to access the lens, fragment the tissue, and remove the pieces from the affected eye.
Another important component of restoring your vision is replacing your diseased lens with a premium IOL. We offer standard, toric, and multifocal lenses to suit each patient's specific needs. A high-quality AcrySof® or TECNIS® acrylic IOL can correct your astigmatism, myopia, or hyperopia after cataract removal. These modern artificial lenses allow us to restore our patients' vision at multiple distances.
Understandably, many patients are concerned about the cost of a sophisticated procedure like femtosecond laser cataract surgery. Your vision is an important investment, and using laser technology could save you from discomfort and long-term complications. We want to see all of our patients experience clear eyesight, so we offer three different pricing packages and financing options to make this advanced treatment option affordable.
Cataracts usually develop after a person reaches age 65, so we generally perform cataract surgery on older patients, but we are able to treat the condition in younger patients as well. With our use of the femtosecond laser and premium IOLs, we can also treat astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia. We can correct your vision with artificial lenses and surgical procedures, including limbal relaxing incisions.
Cataract surgery restores and improves vision. Laser-assisted cataract surgery carries additional benefits, including increased accuracy and precision, reduced risk of infection, less post-operative inflammation, prevention of overcorrection (or undercorrection) of astigmatism during limbal relaxing incisions, fewer light-induced aberrations, and reduction of halo and glare. Laser cataract surgery is especially beneficial with our team, because we perform these procedures in the Millenium Surgical Center, which is equipped with advanced technology.
With the aid of laser technology, recovery from cataract surgery is prompt and involves a reduced risk of post-operative inflammation and discomfort compared to manual eye surgery. Patients often need fewer eye drops and can quickly return to daily activities. In addition, laser-assisted surgery lowers your risk of infection, complications with vision, and halo effect. Patients will only require two post-operative visits after laser cataract surgery, as opposed to a greater number with a manual surgical procedure.