Both techniques restore vision
Whether you’ve had modern or laser cataract surgery, the rest of the procedure is now the same. The surgeon will use a device to collect the cataract particles that have now been broken up.
The surgeon will then insert a clear artificial lens. This is called an intraocular lens (IOL). They will then close the incision using a special liquid.
Recovery time is very fast. Many people can see clearly straight away after cataract surgery. But don’t worry, it is normal to experience blurry vision for up to two weeks. It can take up to six weeks to fully benefit from the surgery.
Benefits of laser cataract surgery
There are many benefits to having laser cataract surgery:
- It’s more precise
- It can correct two issues
- Recovery time can be faster
More precise vision correction
The device and laser take precise measurements of your eye and create a detailed 3D image. The technology can then determine the exact position and size of the incision needed.
This means that it is accurate, and there is less risk to the rest of your eye. This is more precise and reliable than a surgeon doing the procedure by eye.
Correct two problems at once
If you have astigmatism, you can have this corrected at the same time as your cataract removal.
Astigmatism means that the cornea in your eye is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football. If you have laser cataract surgery, you can have the shape of your cornea corrected simultaneously.
By having these procedures simultaneously, you’ll be able to see better than you have in years.
A shorter recovery time
Both forms of surgery have a fast recovery time. For some people, their vision is immediately clear. For others, it can take up to six weeks to fully benefit from the procedure.
However, laser cataract surgery requires less energy to break up the cataract in your eye. Thus, some people have found that they have less swelling on their cornea, so their vision is restored more quickly.
Get laser cataract surgery
Cataract surgery is a life-changing procedure, allowing you to see clearly. Laser cataract surgery is precise, reliable, and can give you the best results possible.
Contact us now to find out more, and take the next step towards your laser cataract surgery.