Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
See the difference precision makes
We are proud to offer a premium upgrade from traditional cataract surgery using laser technology approved by the FDA for the treatment of cataracts. Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery is a fully customizable solution for restoring your clearest possible vision. This pre-planned outpatient procedure offers predictability and convenience. Laser enhanced technology is the choice for patients who want to optimize their vision without glasses. What distinguishes Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery from basic cataract surgery is precision. Medicare only requires two standard measurements, one axial length reading (from the front of the cornea to the retina) and one keratometry reading, known as K reading (measures average curvature of the cornea).
With Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, your surgeon will take into consideration many more important measurements that help get a more accurate determination of the lens power that’s right for you. For example, if you have an astigmatism that requires correction, the incision for your lens may be moved from the standard location to reduce your astigmatism with the replacement lens. If necessary, Dr. Gerald Clarke & Dr. Eric Larson may use the laser to further reduce astigmatism to fine tune your vision. Although time in surgery with the laser-enhanced cataract procedure is not much longer, your pre-operative work in the clinic for eye measurements and testing will take a little longer than for basic cataract surgery. There also may be some additional time after the surgery to assess your vision rehabilitation and do some vision checks.
EYE MEASUREMENTS: THE KEY TO ACCURACY
Eyes are complex structures that have their own individual shape and size. Additional measurements and diagnostic tests provide your surgeon with the data required to take advantage of the capabilities of a special intraocular lens that is Bi-Aspheric and more precise than other than other standard monofocal lenses—without the cost of a premium lens.
A Bi-Aspheric lens improves image quality by reducing the distortion that naturally occurs with a curved lens. This distortion, called spherical aberration, is the major cause of night vision problems, including reduced contrast, halos, glare and resulting reduced reaction times.
A Bi-Aspheric lens takes the improvement a step further because it adjusts the optics on both the front and back surfaces of the lens. This helps improve depth of field.
As with all cataract procedures, the comprehensive vision examination associated with this procedure is not included in the price of this upgrade and is subject to our routine fees.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery uses detailed computerized mapping of your eyes to achieve the most precise results.
- It is customizable, and each patient receives a specific treatment plan.
- The outpatient procedure minimizes the use of blades and maximizes the control of the computer-assisted laser.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Astigmatism reduction
- Laser softening of the cataract
- Improves the accuracy of incisions
- Highly advanced mapping of specific eye data for personalized care
- 3-D measurements to insure micron-level precision
- Real-time visualization to guide surgeons
- Extremely precise placement of the new lens
POST-OPERATIVE EXAMS AND VISION ENHANCEMENTS
Depending on the implant that you choose, you will have a specific number of months for complimentary post-op exams and laser enhancements following the initial procedure. A laser enhancement would only be performed if deemed necessary by your surgeon and would need to be visually beneficial with no significant risk or medical contraindication are also included. Visits and services provided beyond this post op period will be subject to our routine fees.
IS LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Ask your eye surgeon if you would benefit from Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. While insurance covers cataract surgery, it does not cover the additional cost of the laser portion. Be sure you understand all the costs before making a decision.
Please call our office, or send a quick email and ask to speak with one of our ophthalmic technicians or one of our surgeons if you would like more information on Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery We look forward to serving you!
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