Most of you can put your hand down now. Even though many people think their surgery was done with a laser, the laser technique has only been available for a little over a year. The prevailing technique over the past decades has been phacoemulsification which uses ultrasound to remove the cataract. This method evolved to using very small incisions without sutures and a quick recovery. No wonder patients thought it was a LASER procedure.
At Shanbom Eye Specialist we are performing laser cataract surgery using the LENSAR laser. The main advantages of laser cataract surgery are safety and precision. The laser is used to create the incisions in the eye, as opposed to manually with a blade. The laser also pre-softens the cataract which allows for a quicker removal using less energy. The laser procedure can be combined with special implants to correct astigmatism and reading vision to decrease the need for glasses after surgery.
At SHANBOM EYE SPECIALIST YOU CAN TRULY SAY: “I HAD LASER CATARACT SURGERY!!”