Friday, January 10, 2014

Laser vs. Conventional Cataract Surgery

Question:  I need cataract surgery and my cataract surgeon performs both traditional surgery and laser cataract surgery with the LenSx. Which is better?

Answer: Both conventional cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery will provide good outcomes and results when indicated and performed by a skilled and experienced cataract surgeon. Lasercataract surgery does give the surgeon the ability to deliver a gentler and precise cataract operation in a reproducible manner by consolidating many manual steps under a surgeon controlled laser procedure rather. For eyes that have some concurrent eye problem, disease or condition such as cornea guttata, Fuchs Dystrophy, glaucoma diabetic retinopathy the ability to use lower energy settings and power to remove the cataract may very well be an advantage. In essence, follow the recommendation of your cataract surgeon.

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