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Cataracts Surgery: Why Laser is the Best Option

21st November, 2013  

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Cataracts can be one of the most debilitating of eye conditions; one day you may have perfect vision and slowly but surely your whole world clouds over and things get gradually more blurry and you lose the focus and precision that defined your eye sight beforehand.  Unfortunately cataracts is quite a common symptom of aging which means that nobody is immune to it, even if they’ve had 20/20 vision for most of their life. At Laser Surgery Eye we understand that when you find yourself in this position, you don’t want to have to start wearing glasses, especially when the case is particularly bad, as glasses can’t always solve the problem.

At this point it’s time to consider cataracts surgery. This is a quite common form of surgery often performed under local anesthesia, which means that whist you don’t feel any pain, you do stay awake for the entirety of the operation, which takes place in a mere 30 minutes. The general goal of the operation is to remove the cloudy natural lens that has facilitated the condition and replace it with an artificial lens made of plastic. This is done by the surgeon making tiny incisions (which you don’t feel) to the eye, using a special instrument to break up the cloudy lens, remove it, and then place in the new lens. Simple and effective.

However understandably it can be a tricky surgery to get right and many people feel nervous about a surgeon making any kind of incision on the surface of their eye. That is why laser eye cataracts surgery is gaining popularity lately. Laser eye surgery for cataracts employs the basic method of cataracts surgery but uses laser technology to make things safer. Known as Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, it basically uses the laser to make the incisions that would normally be made by physical tools.

This is a general part of laser eye surgery and has proven to be much safer for the patient undergoing the treatment. It dramatically reduces any risk of infection or complications and makes the whole process safer and much simpler. It also eliminates the element of risk posed in relying on the skill and experience of a surgeon to make these incisions, boosting your confidence and making you feel a whole lot better about the process in the first place.

At the end of the day there is a reason that all types of laser eye surgery are so popular in the modern world. This is because this revolutionary new technology has made it so much easier to correct eye problems that before lasers came along would have left the person in question with eye problems for the rest of their lives. The numbers speak for themselves, as over 20 million people worldwide have had laser eye surgery and lived fulfilled lives with clearer eyesight. That is why laser assisted cataracts surgery is the way to go.

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