We are pleased to announce that Dr Adler has commenced Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery. Laser cataract surgery signifies a bold leap forward in cataract surgery, bringing image-guided computer precision to cataract surgeons.
What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
Using the latest laser technology, patients now have the option of choosing a bladeless computer-controlled laser to perform the first 3 critical steps of cataract surgery. The laser creates precise incisions in the eye, creates a perfectly sized opening in the front of the lens and divides the cataract, all with a high precision image guided femtosecond laser.
This prepares the eye successfully for the subsequent cataract surgery steps and IOL insertion. The laser is an advanced precision based technology that uses a computer controlled and image-guided high-frequency femtosecond laser to perform the early stages of the cataract procedure, cutting the tissues with a high degree of precision. Femtosecond laser technology (where making the incision takes the tiniest fraction of a second) has already been well proven over the last 10 years in refractive laser eye surgery.
What are the advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?
- A bladeless procedure
- More precise incisions. It is felt this will create more reproducible results with regard to astigmatism allowing better visual results. The incision is also theoretically more robust and hence safer
- A perfectly shaped and centred lens opening possibly leading to more accurate IOL positioning and better visual results
- A gentler procedure due to less manipulation of the eye. Laser cataract surgery has the potential to reduce the energy, fluid and time used during cataract surgery therefore ensuring a faster, kinder and gentler approach leading to quicker visual recovery and less damage to the delicate structures inside the eye