Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas offers its patients the latest advancements in cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery or laser assisted cataract surgery is the most modern approach to performing cataract removal. This breakthrough in technology can help make cataract surgery more precise, more predictable and better than ever before. During laser cataract surgery, the surgeons of the Wellish Vision Institute utilize this laser technology to perform many of the necessary steps with incredible precision and safety. While tradition cataract surgery using a manual blade is very safe, no human hand can match the precision of a laser. This is very important for patients seeking optimal visual results, especially with premium IOLs, which can help reduce or eliminate reading glasses or bifocals.
Another major benefit to Laser Cataract Surgery is astigmatism correction. For patients that have low to mild corneal astigmatism, this technology would be ideal for creating limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) that can help create a more round cornea, vs a football shaped cornea. This reduces or eliminates the need for glasses to see well in the distance. For patients that have larger amounts of corneal astigmatism, a Toric or Multifocal Toric might be a better option.
Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery?
- A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
- A treatment with little or no discomfort
- A more precise treatment
- A gentler and easier cataract removal
- Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation
Manual vs Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
During cataract surgery, the surgeons at Wellish Vision Institute must perform incisions into the capsulorhexis (opening made into the bag that holds the lens of the eye) and if applicable, limbal relaxing incisions for reducing astigmatism. In the past, eye surgeons performed most of these steps of cataract surgery using manual hand held blades and instruments. With the introduction of laser-assisted cataract surgery, many of these steps can be performed using the precision of a computer-guided femtosecond laser. In addition to the steps mentioned above, the femtosecond laser can dissect a cataract into tiny little pieces. This makes removal of a cataract much easier for the surgeon and decreases the phacoemulsification time (removal of the cataract using ultrasound), which can result in a more comfortable procedure for the patient and a faster recovery time. This is the preferred cataract removal method with our surgeons here at Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas.