Through Femtosecond laser technology, a three-dimensional image of the eye is possible. This technology is beneficial for patients with cataracts to determine a treatment plan for unique cases.
What is it?
Femtosecond laser technology is used to create a three-dimensional image of the eye in patients with cataracts. Using these images, surgeons can come up with a unique treatment plan based on the patient’s eyeball allowing for more precise incisions and safer surgery. Once the incision is made, the laser breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces that are removed. After the pieces are removed, a new lens replaces them.
What should I do to prepare?
Patients review their current medications with their doctor to ensure that they are safe to continue using before surgery. They typically discuss their medications along with observing the dimensions of their eyes.
What happens during the process?
Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery is similar to cataract surgery. An incision is made, but instead of a typical ultrasound, a femtosecond laser is used to break down the cloudy lens and suction it out. A new lens is then added.
What are the risks and potential complications?
There is a list of associated risks and complications. They are similar to risks and complications linked with cataract surgery. These risks and complications can include eye redness and discomfort, blurred vision, infection, bleeding in the eye, and loss of vision.
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