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Why Cataract Surgery Is So Much Easier Than It Used To Be

Why Cataract Surgery Is So Much Easier Than It Used To Be

There has never been a better or safer time to undergo cataract surgery. In the past few decades, cataract surgeons have improved the safety and visual outcomes of the surgery by incorporating the use of state-of-the-art technology.

If you are facing the prospect of cataract surgery, you can feel confident that your treatment will be easier and faster than it was for previous generations — and you will be able to see better, too! Take a moment to learn from the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami how cataract surgery has evolved since its inception.

The Integration of Laser Technology

Ophthalmologists have used lasers in LASIK surgery for many years, and more recently integrated lasers into the cataract removal procedure.

For example, in traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon uses a blade to manually create the delicate openings in the eye to access the cloudy lens.

Here’s another example: in traditional cataract surgery, ultrasound energy is emitted to break up the cloudy lens so the pieces can easily be removed from the eye. Using a laser to soften and fragment the lens requires less energy; and with less energy used, there is less risk of corneal swelling and related complications that can affect recovery time.

Expanded Options for Lens Replacement

Another reason why cataract surgery is easier than it used to be is that the number of advanced intraocular lens (IOL) implant options has greatly expanded.

With today’s premium lens options, patients have the chance to see objects at nearly any distance clearly after surgery — and often without the need for reading glasses. Imagine having good enough vision that you can read a menu, play a round of golf and write an email to a friend without ever reaching for your glasses. This type of visual freedom can be yours, thanks to the advanced IOLs used in modern cataract surgery.

Learn More About Your Cataract Surgery Options

As a cataract patient, your satisfaction and outcomes depend on a great doctor-patient relationship and the trust you build with your surgeon. The team at Laser Eye Center of Miami would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we can help you achieve great outcomes from cataract surgery. Please contact us today to request a consultation.