Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery


Bladeless laser cataract surgery is the state-of-the-art of modern cataract surgery that marries the best of technology with the best surgical skills to make cataract surgery safer and more predictable than ever before. The femtosecond laser, a type of laser used in laser vision correction, is used to perform five out of the nine steps of cataract surgery with absolute precision. 

This technology gives the surgeon unparalleled control over the exact dimensions and position of all incisions and also the exact artificial lens position within the eye. This level of accuracy is particularly important for predictive outcomes with advanced premium intraocular lenses. The laser also softens the cataract making the cataract easier to remove and with less energy than ever before. Minimal manipulation in the eye reduces potential damage to endothelial cells of the cornea and this is particularly important to patients with pre-existent corneal diseases such as Fuch's corneal dystrophy. 

 
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The laser treatment is performed prior to actual intraocular surgery. See the video below from Dr Donnenfeld of the Long Island Eye Associates in New York.

 
 

Technology at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital has one of the most technologically advanced femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery, the Optimedica Catalys laser system. 

Moorfields Eye Hospital uses the most advanced laser currently available for cataract surgery: The Catalys Laser


For more information about laser cataract surgery read this article from All About Vision