The Benefits of Bladeless Cataract Surgery
December 19, 2014

The Benefits of Bladeless Cataract Surgery

Cataracts cannot be treated. To prevent vision loss caused by this common disorder, the clouded lens must be removed and replaced with a synthetic alternative.

Traditionally metal instruments have been used to create a small incision through which the cataract can be removed and replaced. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we provide our patients with the option of bladeless cataract surgery to eliminate the need for incision making with metal instruments.

The biggest advantage of using a laser for cataract surgery is the precision offered by this technology. Lasers allow our Pennsylvania cataract surgeons to control the exact depth and length of the incision, reducing risks for certain surgical complications and potentially reducing recovery time. Lasers also help disinfect the surgical area, which may reduce risks of infection.

Bladeless options may help reduce some risks and improve healing function, but are not appropriate for all patients. It is important to note that cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States and one that enjoys a tremendous rate of success – even when traditional instruments are used. Our ophthalmologists will work directly with you to determine which techniques are best suited to meet your needs.

To schedule your bladeless cataract surgery consultation at one of our Pennsylvania locations, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute today.