Femto Cataract

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Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed operations around the world. As surgical tools and techniques continue to advance, cataract surgery has become safer, more effective, and more predictable. One such advancement in cataract surgery, now combines a computer-controlled femtosecond laser, with 3D imaging, to more precisely remove the cataract. Instead of using a surgical blade, the laser creates small incisions in the cornea, which allows access to the cloudy lens inside the eye. The pieces of lens are then removed, using a tiny ultrasound suction device, that is inserted through the corneal incision. Once the cataract has been completely removed, a monofocal, multifocal and toric foldable intraocular lens implant is then implanted through the tiny incision, into the capsular bag, where the natural lens used to be. Because the incision is so small, it is often watertight, and does not require any sutures. In summary, using a laser for certain steps of the cataract procedure, increases the precision, and improves accuracy of the procedure. Other benefits may include quicker recovery time, and reduced chances of complications. Refractive and visual outcomes also may be improved, resulting in true refractive cataract surgery, that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for eyeglasses.

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