Laser Cataract Surgery only takes fifteen to twenty minutes, although plan on two to three hours for the entire process on the surgery day. In addition to using the LenSx femtosecond laser to accomplish many of the surgical steps that were traditionally performed by hand, we offer the best and latest innovations in cataract surgery, such as no-stitch, micro-invasive surgery. The precise, reproducible steps performed by the laser means more precision, less ultrasound trauma to the eye and more predictable visual results, which are especially important with Advanced IOLs.
The laser makes incisions in both the cornea and the front portion of the lens capsule, creating an opening called a capsulotomy. Studies have shown that less than 10% of manual capsulorhexes, which are made with a bent needle or forceps, have been able to achieve the same accuracy that is produced with Laser Cataract Surgery.
To remove the cataract, the lens must be divided into manageable sections. This critical step is also performed by the laser, which causes less stress to the delicate fibers surrounding the capsular membrane that hold the lens in place.