Laser cataract surgery is an advanced technique for removing cataracts from the
eye. During this procedure, a precise, computer-controlled laser is used to make
tiny incisions in the lens capsule and perform delicate tissue sculpting within the
eye. This allows for improved accuracy and precision when compared to
traditional techniques with a blade. Laser cataract surgery reduces recovery time,
improves comfort and provides better vision outcomes. Some of the benefits of
laser cataract surgery include improved accuracy and precision when compared
to traditional techniques; faster recovery time; less risk of infection, inflammation
or other complications; and greater control over the final outcome.
How is laser cataract surgery performed?
Laser cataract surgery typically takes between 10-15 minutes for each eye, and
the results are usually outstanding.
The procedure of laser cataract surgery involves the following steps:
1. A numbing eye drop (anesthesia) is used to reduce the discomfort in the
2. The femtosecond laser is used to create the corneal flap and make the
incisions necessary to remove the cataract.
3. The cloudy lens is removed with the help of a phacoemulsification device.
4. The intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted and the corneal flap is put back in its
5. Finally, the eye's pressure is adjusted to ensure the IOL is properly secured.