Friday, March 5, 2010

FLAC™ (Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery) May Add Precision & Predictability to Cataract Surgery & Intraocular Lens Implantation (IOL)

Cataract Surgery is already a very safe and patient friendly type of surgery. Most Cataract Surgeons are able to perform Cataract removal on an outpatient basis with a minimum of discomfort and a quick visual recovery. Yet, Cataract Surgery requires an experienced, skilled Cataract Surgeon work through many painstaking steps manually in order to get the best results. It is likely that in the near future we will see the application of the femtosecond laser to the Cataract removal process so that under surgeon control the laser will actually combine and perform a number of the manual steps so that they are exquisitely precise and predictable. For example it will be possible to create a perfect size and shape micro incision, precisely and with perfect position open the front surface of the lens exposing the cloudy material and soften the cloudy cataractous lens all in a single laser step-in just a few seconds. Thus, the use of Laser Cataract Surgery makes these steps more easily surgeon controlled, precise and reliable.

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