VICTORIA EYE is thrilled to offer cataract surgery patients the option of femtosecond laser assisted refractive cataract surgery.
Laser assisted refractive cataract surgery is a customized and precise method of performing the incisions required for cataract removal. The accuracy of these incisions help the surgeon to place the artificial intraocular lens in an optimal position within the eye. In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon inserts an instrument to fragment the cataract into smaller pieces for removal by hand. With laser assisted refractive cataract surgery, the cataract is fragmented and softened by the laser. This approach reduces the energy entering the eye by over 90%. The smaller amount of energy required to fragment the cataract results in a faster healing time.