What Is Laser Cataract Surgery?
At Bentz Eye Center, we provide the most advanced diagnostic techniques and treatment options for cataracts, including laser cataract surgery. Typically, cataracts start to form after the age of 40, and they cause your vision to become foggy. Since cataracts make the lens cloud, we need to remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). This treatment can eliminate your uncomfortable cataract symptoms. During your laser cataract surgery procedure, we use advanced technology to digitally diagram the eye's surface and create a more precise, blade-free incision. This process minimizes the chances of complications. For patients with refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia, we can exchange your old lens with a personalized IOL. After placing your artificial lens, IOLs eliminate cataracts and reduce the need for prescription glasses or contacts.
Please plan a visit with one of our ophthalmologists in West Palm Beach, FL to learn if you qualify for laser treatment for cataract removal.
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What To expect from laser cataract surgery
In general, most individuals who have significant cataracts are good candidates as long as they maintain good health. However, although laser cataract removal is definitely effective for most patients, it does have a few restrictions. For example, candidates with astigmatism or previous LASIK surgery may not qualify for this technique. During a comprehensive eye exam at Bentz Eye Center, one of our highly trained ophthalmologists can talk about any issues and help you select the best option.
At the beginning of your procedure, we numb the eye and place an eye speculum to prevent any blinking. Laser cataract surgery is much like traditional cataract surgery, but we use advanced laser technology by LenSx® laser system or ORA System® with VerifEye® to establish the best incision site, create the incision, and disintegrate the cataract. Our innovative technology charts a very intricate map of the eye, which means the lasers can find the exact location of the cataract. Once we have removed the cataract, we insert an intraocular lens for improved eyesight. Following your procedure, our team can provide detailed aftercare instructions and will schedule additional appointments to monitor the healing process.
Who is an ideal candidate for laser cataract surgery?
If you're wondering whether or not you'd be a good candidate for laser treatment for cataract removal, it's important to understand the symptoms that are associated. Typically, you may be a good candidate for cataract surgery through laser if you've experienced any of the following symptoms:
- Recent cloudy vision
- Blurry vision
- Needing brighter light to read or having difficulty reading
- Trouble driving
- Find it hard to recognize faces
Any symptoms that are affecting your daily life may make you a good candidate. Laser for cataract removal can be an ideal option and help you improve your life. For additional information about this treatment, contact our team so we can discuss your options.
Laser Cataract Surgery FAQ
What are the benefits of laser cataract surgery?
Laser cataract procedures allow for increased precision and consistency in surgical incisions. The laser also helps soften and break up the clouded lens, allowing for easier cataract removal. During your consultation, our West Palm Beach cataract surgeons can further discuss the benefits of laser cataract surgery.
How long does it take to recover from laser cataract surgery?
The recovery process and treatment results following laser cataract surgery can vary from patient to patient. While some individuals experience clearer vision nearly immediately, it may take 1 – 2 weeks for a patient's vision to improve. Most patients are fully recovered from cataract surgery through laser about three months after the procedure.
Will I need glasses after laser cataract surgery?
Advanced intraocular lenses are placed within the eye during laser cataract surgery, which helps improve vision. While certain types of IOLs can minimize the need for corrective eyewear, some patients find it necessary to wear eyeglasses for certain activities.
Does insurance cover cataract surgery?
Laser cataract surgery may be covered in part under some insurance policies. Insurance coverage for cataract procedures can vary according to individual plans and providers. The knowledgeable team at Bentz Eye Center can review your insurance benefits and help maximize your coverage for vision care.
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Advanced Cataracts Solutions
If not treated promptly, cataracts could significantly affect your daily life and eventually result in total blindness. However, with the help of laser cataract surgery at Bentz Eye Center, you could free yourself from cataracts and restore your eyesight. We encourage all patients whose lives are impacted by cataracts to reach out to our practice. Our expert team of ophthalmologists in West Palm Beach, FL can explain all of your possible treatment options and reduce any worries about laser cataract surgery.
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