Laser Cataract Surgery
What is laser cataract surgery?
Refractive cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) is among the most frequently performed vision correction procedures today. Performed through advanced self-sealing, micro-incision surgical techniques that eliminate the need for stitches in the eye and promote increased patient comfort, this procedure both eliminates cataracts and enables patients to see clearly both near and far postoperatively.
As an experienced cataract surgeon who has performed more than 22,000 successful eye surgical procedures, Dr. Sondheimer is pleased to offer his cataract surgery patients the latest laser cataract surgery.
How is laser cataract surgery performed?
Laser cataract surgery involves the use of the Femtosecond Laser to perform vital steps of cataract treatment. This advancement eliminates the need for handheld surgical blades and reduces ultrasonic energy that is used to break up the cataractous lens in phacoemulsification (ultrasonic lens removal).
When compared to advanced micro-incision cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery leads to improved accuracy and patient comfort as well as less time in surgery and a quicker, smoother recovery.
After removing the diseased lens through laser cataract surgery, an intraocular lens implant (IOL) is inserted in the eye in order to provide clear vision. The most sophisticated IOLs available today correct astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness and reduce the need for reading glasses.
schedule a consultation
Please contact Dr. Sondheimer today to find out if you are a candidate for laser cataract surgery. Call 847-677-2794 to scheduled a consultation with vision specialist Dr. Stuart Sondheimer.
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