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Cataracts

Femtosecond Cataract Surgery

What is Femtosecond Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts Treatment

Boulder Eye Surgeons is proud to offer our patients the next generation and future of cataract surgery. Femtosecond cataract surgery replaces the manual use of blades and knives during cataract surgery with the precision, accuracy, and safety of a laser. While traditional (manual) cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine, laser cataract surgery has significantly improved the precision of several of the most critical steps in cataract surgery. With laser cataract surgery, the doctors at Boulder Eye Surgeons will customize your procedure to your eye’s unique characteristics, resulting in better visual outcomes while potentially making cataract surgery even safer.

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Laser Cataract Surgery: The Procedure

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.

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Boulder Eye Surgeons has been providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care since 1997. We help patients of all ages in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, and throughout Colorado to achieve and maintain clear vision. Our goal is to provide professional, compassionate and customized eye care to every patient, every time. We strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations.

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