Laser Cataract Surgery at Doctor & Associates

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Laser Cataract Surgery Information

Patients often ask us whether we use the laser for cataract surgery. In fact, for many patients we are able to perform laser cataract surgery and lens implants using the Alcon® LenSx® Femtosecond Laser in order to provide exquisite reproducibility, precision, safety and a gentler cataract surgery procedure. At Doctor & Associates, cataract surgery is one of the most frequent types of eye surgery procedures we perform-and, typically with excellent results. However, it is technically complex and requires considerable surgical skill in order to perform the great number of manually delivered steps required.

Dr. Leslie Doctor commented, “Using the laser for cataract surgery allows me to create "perfect" incisions, without using a blade or knife, in terms of size, position and architecture. This is important in order to have self-sealing, “sutureless” incisions without the use of stitches, and to help in preventing infection. Also, the laser helps me create a perfectly centered and sized "capsulotomy", which is the opening I prepare in the front of the crystalline lens where the cloudy lens material is removed and is critical in the centering of the lens implant to provide the best uncorrected vision. Laser cataract surgery also is quite helpful when I liquefy and soften the crystalline lens where the cataract has formed because I can use less energy to remove the cataract, which is gentler on the eye.”

If you or someone you know has cataracts or is considering cataract surgery and would like to learn more about laser cataract surgery, please call Doctor & Associates at 203-227-4113 to schedule an appointment.