Laser cataract surgery is the new big thing. While cataracts have been present in recorded history since the fifth century BC, the methods humans have used to deal with them have evolved over time. What was once a blunt procedure designed to go from totally blind to a little less than totally blind has now developed into an extremely precise procedure that uses advanced technology to completely clear an individual’s vision.
Cataract surgery exists in two main forms today: regular cataract surgery that uses phacoemulsification (ultrasound technology) to break up the ruined lens and laser cataract surgery that uses laser technology to break up the lens. Both are used by ophthalmologists today and both require the insertion of an artificial lens to replace the removed one. Cataracts are an uncomfortable and debilitating condition, and there are several good reasons to get laser cataract surgery. We here at Feinerman Vision are going to give you three good reasons for free.
It Allows You To Regain Your Comfort and Independence
Cataracts are caused by protein build up on your eye’s lens. Despite some products’ claims to the contrary, there are no FDA-approved cataract drops or medications that can somehow “dissolve” cataracts. Treating cataracts involves removing the affected lens. If nothing is done, cataracts can cloud the vision so much to the point where they cause virtual blindness.
Being unable to see is an unwelcome burden on your freedom and independence. When cataracts start to form, treatment is safe, effective, and straightforward.
Laser Cataract Surgery is Bladeless – No Sharp Objects Involved!
For some people a fear of blades near the eyes serves as the primary reason they are afraid to get a necessary eye surgery. The good news is that laser cataract surgery is a completely bladeless procedure. Instead of using a blade to make an incision in the eye, a femtosecond laser is used instead. That same laser is ultimately used to break up the cataract.
Laser cataract surgery is an attractive alternative for those who are completely opposed to the idea of any sharp objects near their eyes.
You Will Be In and Out of the Office in Less Time Than It Takes to Watch a Movie
Laser cataract surgery takes about 10 minutes. Throw in pre- and post-op procedures and the time it takes for the anesthesia to wear off and you are looking at about an hour tops. Having a highly trained and skilled Feinerman Vision ophthalmologist perform laser cataract surgery takes less time than watching a 90-minute romantic comedy. You will be in and out of our Newport Beach location (with brand new vision!) in no time.
Not having enough time should never be an excuse to get an important eye procedure done. Your vision should be one of your top priorities! But even if you do have a packed schedule, now you know that laser cataract surgery can be performed and recovered from in the blink of an eye (pun intended).
Feinerman Vision boasts a dedicated and qualified team of eye care professionals who have helped numerous Newport Beach residents regain clear vision. Book a consultation to have a Feinerman eye professional walk you through the process of laser cataract surgery. Stop by our Feinerman Vision office in Newport Beach today.