what is Laser Cataract Surgery?
At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, we provide advanced diagnostics and treatments for cataracts, including laser cataract surgery. Classified as a clouding of the eye's natural lens, cataracts usually develop with old age. Since cataracts are foggy areas within the lens itself, the lens needs to be removed and substituted with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to control the disease. Laser cataract surgery employs cutting-edge technology that can map the surface of the eye and make a more meticulous, blade-free incision, significantly lessening the chances for infection. For patients with refractive errors, like myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia, personalized IOLs are available that can act as corrective lenses. These specialty intraocular lenses not only remove cataracts but decrease the dependency on eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. To learn more about laser cataract surgery, contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA today.
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how is laser cataract surgery performed?
Laser cataract surgery has the same goal as traditional cataract surgery except we employ advanced laser technology to determine the exact incision site, create the incision, and break up the cataract. This remarkable technology charts an incredibly complex map of the eye; therefore, the laser can find the precise location of the cataract. After the cataract is disintegrated and removed, we will insert the selected IOL (intraocular lens). Thanks to its unique accuracy, laser cataract surgery technology offers impressive outcomes with an easier recovery process than traditional surgery. Laser cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that only takes about 10 – 20 minutes to complete. Most patients will experience significant improvement immediately after surgery but may have blurry vision for 5 – 7 days due to post-surgical swelling. The full recovery period usually takes about 4 – 8 weeks.
If left untreated, cataracts can drastically hinder your daily life and eventually lead to total blindness. However, through laser cataract surgery at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, you could gain clearer vision in just a matter of minutes. Our team urges patients whose lives are impacted by cataracts to reach out to our Baton Rouge, LA office as soon as possible for a consultation. We can review your unique condition and discuss all the benefits of laser cataract surgery.