Kung Eye Center offers Laser Cataract Surgery, the latest innovation in cataract surgery to their Staten Island and New Brunswick, NJ patients. Laser Cataract Surgery is the newest approach to cataract surgery and provides unmatched precision and the ability to customize the surgery to each patient. This can result in better visual outcomes and shorter recover for patients.
Traditional cataract surgery relies on manual techniques to access, remove and replace the cataract. Laser Cataract Surgery uses a computer-guided laser, delivering better precision and accuracy, and thus providing patients with better visual outcomes and shorter recovery times.
Another benefit to Laser Cataract Surgery is that the laser can be used to treat astigmatism during surgery. Special relaxing incisions can be created in the cornea to achieve a rounder, more natural shape, improving vision and lessening the need for glasses following cataract surgery.
Traditional Manual vs Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
During cataract surgery, the surgeon must perform incisions, the capsulorhexis (opening made into the bag that holds the lens of the eye) and if applicable, limbal relaxing incisions for reducing astigmatism. In the past, eye surgeons performed most of these steps of cataract surgery using manual hand held blades and instruments. With the introduction of laser-assisted cataract surgery, many of these steps can be performed using the precision of a computer guided femtosecond laser. In addition to the steps mentioned above, the femtosecond laser can dissect a cataract into tiny little pieces. This makes removal of a cataract much easier for the surgeon and decreases the phacoemulsification time (removal of the cataract using ultrasound), which can result in a more comfortable procedure for the patient and a faster recovery time. This is extremely beneficial when our surgeons are performing cataract removal on patients with dense or mature cataracts.
Simply put, laser cataract surgery takes an already safe procedure and makes it more precise, more predictable and better than ever before.
What are the benefits of Laser-Cataract Surgery?
• A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
• A treatment with little or no discomfort
• A more precise treatment
• A gentler and easier cataract removal
• Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation
Call our Staten Island or East Brunswick office today to schedule a cataract exam or to learn more about laser-assisted cataract surgery.