What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
March 19, 2014

What is Laser Cataract Surgery?

Millions of Americans undergo cataract surgery every year to replace their eye’s cloudy lens and restore crystal clear vision. Cataract surgery is a commonly performed procedure that offers excellent results and enjoys an impeccable safety record. But new advances in technology allow our eye surgeons to give even better results through laser cataract surgery.

In cataract surgery, our ophthalmologists make a small incision in your eye in order to remove your cloudy natural lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that will restore your vision. Traditionally, the incision for your surgery was made using a blade.

In laser cataract surgery, a laser is used to make the incision. A detailed map of your eye is created using optical coherence tomography (OCT), and this map is used to guide the laser, which makes a precision incision. The benefits of this method include:

  • Improved safety and comfort
  • Less inflammation
  • More predictable results

Laser cataract surgery represents the next breakthrough in cataract treatment.

If you’re ready to discover how laser cataract surgery can restore your vision safely and effectively, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute today to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve patients in Scranton and throughout northeast Pennsylvania.