Laser Cataract Surgery in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Weston, and Parkland

When you realize you can no longer see clearly, you visit an eye doctor for their professional opinion. In most patients of a certain age, cataracts are the issue. Finding the right cataract doctor is important to your eye health and many reach out to Dr. Shatz at SightTrust Eye Institute for his specialization in laser cataract surgery. Patients in Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas trust this doctor because he has dedicated his career to improving cataract surgery for patients.

Laser Technology to Perform Laser Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shatz uses the femtosecond laser technology to perform a cataract procedure which is completely bladeless. This procedure reaches the highest level of accuracy which, up until now, has not been possible. Patients from Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Parkland, and the surrounding areas, understand this laser cataract surgery procedure is safe, the surgery doesn’t take long at all, and patients do not experience pain during or after the procedure. The laser cataract surgery method can make precise incisions, with the use of the LenSx cataract laser. During the laser cataract surgery, the doctor is able to make incisions in order to divide the cataract into small pieces, without using blades. This is unlike the traditional cataract surgery, which an incision is made into the eye with a steel blade or diamond blade, and the capsule around the cataract is then opened by using a needle or forceps. Once this is complete, ultrasound is used to break the cataract apart. Laser cataract surgery is different in that it doesn’t use a steel or diamond blade and ultrasound isn’t used to break the cataract apart.

SightTrust Eye Institute is One of the First to Use LenSx All-Laser Cataract Treatment

SightTrust Eye Institute was one of the first centers in the U.S. to provide LenSx all-laser cataract treatments. It is also one of the first centers in the U.S. which performs laser-assisted cataract surgery on all patients. Our laser cataract surgery is a bladeless procedure, which uses a beam of light to create very small incisions and create segments of the cataract, which will be removed without ultrasound. The lack of ultrasound prevents swelling that usually occurs after cataract surgery. The recovery is simple, only requiring that you don’t touch your eyes for one week after the surgery. For more information on laser cataract surgery, call SightTrust Eye Institute at 877-878-7890.