While no one wants to end up with cataracts, fortunately there are options to correct the issue that are relatively painless and effective. The latest iteration of the operation to help correct cataracts is laser cataract surgery, and patients all over Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and the surrounding areas have had successful surgeries. Our team at SightTrust Eye Institute has been using laser cataract surgery with our patients for years with great success. Let us help you see again with increased clarity by calling our office to schedule your consultation.
Why Laser Cataract Surgery
In previous iterations of cataract surgery, the surgeon would have to use a scalpel to make the required incision in the eye in order to break up and remove the cloudy lens from cataract patients. Today, with the precision of a laser, consistent results now happen for all patients and the recovery time is faster as well.
Using a laser for cataract surgery also helps with dense cataracts or when an opening to remove the lens is difficult to create. The accuracy of the laser is also very helpful when working to add a multifocal lens for distance or close-up vision, or even a toric lens to correct for astigmatism. Many patients end up without the need for glasses at all, or a severely reduced need for glasses except for particular applications such as reading.
Laser cataract surgery also requires less energy in breaking up the cataract, unlike using ultrasound to do it. This means that there is less stress on the eye, and the recovery time is reduced as well. Better and more predictable outcomes with laser cataract surgery are why it is the method of choice.
The Choice is Clear: Laser Cataract Surgery
The degradation of eyesight from cataracts is often a slow pace, but some symptoms that are indicative of cataracts include decreased comfort when driving at night; glare, starbursts, and halos around lights; as well as blurred near vision, especially in dim light. And while there is a lot of information and testing leading up to your laser cataract surgery, the procedure only takes about 10 minutes per eye and you are able to go home the same day to recover.
Don’t let cataracts slow you down or keep you from doing the things that you love to do. Join the thousands in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and the surrounding areas that have trusted Dr. Andrew Shatz at SightTrust Eye Institute for their laser cataract surgery. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your appointment.