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Now You Can Treat Cataracts With Laser Surgery Too

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Now You Can Treat Cataracts With Laser Surgery Too

Today, the laser has become a common resource when it comes to treating conditions involving the eye. However, back in 1998, LASIK surgery was a new procedure. Eye surgeons were still forced to use a surgical blade to create a corneal flap. From that point, the laser was used to shape the cornea, producing promising results for clearer vision. Laser surgery has proven to be effective in treating cataracts as well, assisting the aging population in preserving their eyesight for much longer than was previously possible.

The field of laser eye surgery continued to advance, introducing the femtosecond laser in 2001. Doctors no longer needed to use a surgical blade to create the corneal flap, providing a more precise method of treatment with a shorter healing time. When LASIK surgery is performed only with lasers, it generally provides better results for the patient. Complications are much less common, thanks to modern advances. While blade-free surgery tends to be more expensive, most patients feel that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

The LenSx Femtosecond laser was the first laser, surgical tool to be approved for cataract procedures, it has been found to be highly effective in offering cataract patients the opportunity to have clear vision once again. In addition, the LenSx Femtosecond laser is beneficial in tailoring treatment to specifically meet the needs of each individual patient, correcting a host of problems, including astigmatism.

Thanks to the LenSx Femtosecond laser, this innovative approach is offering new hope to those who struggle with cataracts. It means precise results, a surgical procedure that is relatively simple, and a speedy recovery time. Best of all, patients experience positive results shortly after the procedure. Victims of cataracts can finally reap the rewards of laser surgery like so many LASIK patients have in the past. Many people who have undergone cataract removal cannot believe the quality of vision they have after the procedure. The LenSx Femtosecond laser has great potential for the future.

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