Femtosecond Laser Cataract

What is Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery ?

The femtosecond laser cataract surgery system is the latest technology in cataract treatment. With 3-dimensional (3D) technology, the femtosecond laser cataract surgery system can scan the patient’s eye to re-create a 3D image of the patient’s eyeball. Based on the image, the doctor can know the shape of the eyeball and location of the lens with high accuracy. The doctor will tailor-make the surgery for the patient. The system can increase surgical accuracy. It is more expensive than conventional cataract surgeries.

The precise femtosecond laser surgery system can perform the following procedures:

Continuous circular capsulorhexis: The 3D model guides the laser ray to cut round holes with precision.

Phacofragmentation: Surgeons can tailor-make the procedures for patients according to the cataract’s development.

Compared with surgical blades, femtosecond laser technology results in more secure wounds and ideal round opening in the anterior capsule. Femtosecond laser technology can crush the cloudy lens; then, the cataract is then removed with ultrasound and an intraocular lens is implanted. Since the time required for the ultrasound to crush the cloudy lens is shortened, the risk of damage to corneal cells is lowered.  


Continuous circular capsulorhexis: The surgeon opens a small hole at the anterior lens capsule.

Comparing capsulorhexis by conventional method (left) and laser technology (right).


What Benefits Does Femtosecond Laser Deliver for Your Eyes ?

.   Precise circular incision and location: The laser can produce precise circular holes. With the 3D model, the surgeon can select locations of incision for better postoperative visual quality.
After the lens has been crushed with laser, the surgeon almost does not need or, needs only a small amount of ultrasound energy to shatter and remove the crushed lens, reducing the chance of corneal cell damage.
No surgical blades are used throughout the whole procedure.

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