What to Expect From Laser Cataract Surgery

Our laser cataract surgery center is conveniently located in Sunrise, Florida. So if you live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Parkland, or Davie, we are just a stone’s throw away. As we all know, there is a high concentration of retirees in our part of the Sunshine State, and senior citizens face certain inevitable health challenges.

At some point, it becomes difficult for people to read things that are close to their eyes. Though this is common among seniors, the condition can start to appear when you are in your late thirties or forties. Many people refer to this as farsightedness, but the medical term for age-related farsightedness is presbyopia.

The quick solution for many is to carry magnifying eyeglasses that they refer to as “readers” with them at all times. This is better than nothing, but it can be uncomfortable at times, and it is simply a hassle. There is also the matter of your appearance when you are in public.

There are natural lenses in your eyes that are clouded over time by the growth of cataracts. This is the root cause of presbyopia. Laser cataract surgery can be performed to remove a compromised lens, and it is then replaced with a permanent lens that is crystal clear.

The lens is specifically designed to suit each respective patient. Multifocal lenses can be utilized for people who have trouble seeing things that are far away as well, so laser cataract surgery can provide them with excellent vision at all distances.

Doctor Shatz is the laser cataract surgeon at SightTrust Eye Institute. He was one of the first doctors in the region to obtain the expertise that it takes to utilize the LenSx all-laser cataract system. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they find out how easy it is to regain their visual acuity through the application of this technology.

It typically takes somewhere between five and twenty minutes to complete the procedure. There is no pain, and patients can resume normal activities immediately after the surgery. Most people recognize the improvement in their vision within hours.

Contact SightTrust Eye Institute Right Now!

This is a brief explanation of the laser cataract surgery that Miami-Fort Lauderdale area residents can receive from us. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, we can be reached by phone right now at 877-878-7890.