The femtosecond laser allows us to make precise incisions into the cornea and parts of the lens prior to cataract surgery. With the laser, you can expect the following:
- Improved wound structure, which decreases the risk for infection and wound leakage.
- Decrease in the amount of energy usage within the eye, which may reduce complications and allow for faster healing.
- A circular (as opposed to an irregularly shaped) opening to place the new IOL. This leads to more predictable outcomes.
- Correction of mild to moderate amounts of astigmatism, which may make you less dependent on glasses following the surgery.
- Laser technology combines precision performance and computer-guided accuracy to complement your surgeon’s skills. Not everyone is a candidate for laser-assisted cataract surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate your eyes and discuss all of your options with you.