What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
At Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, we are proud to provide the most specialized diagnosis technology and treatment methods for cataracts, including laser cataract surgery. Classified as a clouding of the natural lens of the eye, cataracts generally start to develop after the age of 40. Due to the fact that cataracts are foggy spots within the lens itself, the lens has to be extracted and substituted with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to treat the disease. Laser cataract surgery employs advanced technology that can digitally diagram the surface of the eye and apply a more perfect, bladeless incision, greatly minimizing the risk of complications. For cataract surgery patients with refractive errors, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia, personalized IOLs are available that can work just like corrective lenses. Schedule an evaluation with a board-certified ophthalmologist at our Boca Raton, FL office to discover if you could be a candidate for laser cataract surgery.
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How is Laser Cataract Surgery Performed?
About an hour before laser cataract surgery, someone on our team fully numbs the patient’s eyes with specialized eye drops. Laser cataract surgery is much like traditional cataract surgery except we implement advanced laser technology to establish the most advantageous incision site, make the incision, and break apart the cataract. This amazing technology diagrams an extremely sophisticated map of the eye. Consequently, the lasers can establish the exact position of the cataract. Once the cataract is broken apart and removed, the surgeon can replace it with the appropriate intraocular lens. Because of its unmatched precision, laser cataract surgery technology creates exceptional outcomes with a shorter healing process than traditional surgery. Laser cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and typically takes 15 – 30 minutes to complete.
Laser Cataract Surgery FAQ
How long will the surgery take?
In general, cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that will generally take around two and a half hours. It may take more or less time, depending on the patient. Talk to our team of surgeons during your consultation to learn more about how long your surgery will take.
Does laser cataract surgery hurt?
No. This surgery should not hurt. Our team here at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center will ensure that you have relaxing medication administered before the surgery, in addition to numbing medication for your eye. You shouldn't feel a thing during the procedure.
Is laser cataract surgery a long-term solution?
Yes. This type of surgery is a long-term solution because your cataract is removed and replaced with a lens. Your natural lens cannot grow back, meaning that this surgery is a lasting solution.
What restrictions will I have after surgery?
Immediately following the procedure, you won't be able to drive. You may experience some discomfort for a few days after, but it should subside. Do not wear makeup for at least a week. For other restrictions, be sure to talk to our eye doctors.
How long does it take to recover?
Recovery time for each patient will vary. Total healing time could take up to six weeks. Speak with one of our specialists in our Boca Raton, FL office for more information.
Advanced Cataracts Solutions
If ignored, cataracts can significantly affect your daily activities and gradually lead to total blindness. Thankfully, with the help of laser cataract surgery at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, you could become cataract-free and regain your eyesight. Our team encourages those who have been diagnosed with cataracts to call our Boca Raton, FL practice as soon as possible for a one-on-one visit with an expert ophthalmologist who will detail each of your options and ease your mind about having laser cataract surgery.
What Eye Drops Can I Use After Cataract Surgery?
After cataract surgery, we will prescribe you antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops for improved healing and comfort.Read
Will Cataract Surgery Give me 20/20 Vision?
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At What Stage Should My Cataracts be Removed?
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