Powerful Precision with Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Cataracts, or clouded lenses, develop due to aging, certain medical conditions, or trauma. They can blur your vision and make daily activities like reading, working, and driving difficult or even dangerous. Removing a diseased lens and replacing it with a high-quality intraocular lens (IOL) during surgery may allow you to live a fuller life, with clear eyesight and improved confidence. Recent innovations in ocular surgery have made vision correction procedures safer and more precise than ever before. Our doctors offer femtosecond laser cataract surgery at our Bakersfield practice, allowing us to restore our patients' vision more safely and effectively than ever before. To learn more about our advanced technology and how it can benefit you, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Laser cataract surgery with a femtosecond laser offers patients a level of precision that is unmatched by manual eye surgery. Unlike manual cataract surgery, which is performed with microkeratome blades, laser cataract surgery applies a cool laser beam to cut and alter ocular tissue. The laser emits pulses in femtoseconds, which are incredibly small units of time. This speed reduces heat and improves patient comfort. The laser performs minimally invasive treatment, which natural reduces recovery time and allows tissue to heal more promptly.

Recent innovations in ocular surgery have made vision correction procedures safer and more precise than ever before.

Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery provides four distinct benefits for patients:

  1. The femtosecond laser expertly creates limbal relaxing incisions, which change the curvature of the cornea and can correct astigmatism. Limbal incisions performed with a femtosecond laser offer safe, precise, and accurate astigmatism correction. Creating the incisions with a femtosecond laser also reduces the potential for over- or under-correction of vision. For this reason, many patients opt for laser eye surgery over manual surgery.
  2. The laser creates a reproducible circular capsulotomy (the incision that opens the outermost transparent layer over the lens). This is important because it allows the ophthalmologist to accurately place each IOL with less risk for tilting. As a result, this reduces light-induced aberrations, such as glare or halo, to a negligible amount.
  3. The femtosecond laser fragments the natural lens before it is extracted using aspiration, or water and suction to remove tissue from the eye. Laser fragmentation is less traumatic for the eye than performing this step using ultrasound technology. This type of fragmenting process requires less medication and typically heals more quickly. In addition, the fragments are so small (300 to 500 microns) that they can be aspirated quickly.
  4. Because the lens fragments are so miniscule, they can be aspirated very quickly and using less fluid, which yields less irritation and faster healing than manual cataract surgery.

Overall, femtosecond laser cataract surgery is efficient and precise, which we have found improves overall patient comfort and satisfaction.

Discover the Benefits of Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Using laser cataract surgery at our practice allows our doctors to honor a dedication to the highest standards of care. To learn more about our advanced surgical equipment, the laser cataract surgery process, and costs, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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