The Three Main Benefits of Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
While the goal of cataract surgery is to see clearly, it is no longer just the only goal. With continued advances in medicine, patients can now achieve better vision with this procedure. New lasers and premium lenses make it possible for patients to not only see clearer after the removal of cataracts, but see better than they did before. This can be achieved in Wilmington, NC with laser assisted cataract surgery.
What is laser assisted cataract surgery?
Dr. Brian Groat, doctor at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea, describes laser assisted cataract surgery as a more precise, effective treatment for patients who require the removal of cataracts. Cataracts cause the natural eye lens to become cloudy, making it more difficult to see. In traditional surgeries, a blade was used to enter the eye while another instruments made a circular incision which allows the doctor to reach the cataract. Then, ultrasound waves break the cataract down to remove them, following the insertion of a new, artificial lens.
In laser assisted cataract surgery, the incision and lens opening is achieved with the use of a laser. This ensures that the incision is precise and perfectly circular—something that can be difficult for even the best surgeons to replicate.
What are the benefits of laser assisted cataract surgery?
Below are just a few advantages to undergoing laser-assisted cataract surgery versus more conventional means:
- Precision – with laser devices involved in cataract surgery, Dr. Brian Groat can ensure precision and accuracy when removing the cataract and improving one’s vision.
- Improved vision – patients who want to improve their eyesight in addition to removing the cataracts will be able to enjoy the insertion of multifocal and toric lenses that can address other vision concerns patients may have.
- Versatility – lasers used in our practice can also be used to help reshape the cornea, addressing common issues such as minor astigmatisms.
Are you ready to discuss laser assisted cataract surgery with our team?
Dr. Brian Groat of Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea in Wilmington, NC is here to assist new and existing patients with improving their eye health. The practice is located at 1915 South 17th Street, Ste. 101 and can be reached by calling (910) 769-4590.