Laser Cataract Surgery
Just within the past few decades, laser cataract surgery has come upon the corrective vision scene. This means that not only do we have LASIK and LASIK-alternative surgeries at our fingertips, but we also have laser cataract centers accessible to all kinds of patients. The method for this, officially once called “femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery,” is a way to correct vision with lasers instead of blades. The procedure still involves an incision to the eye, but using a much cleaner and technologically advanced method.
Benefits, Recovery, & Risks
Let’s face it: lasers are the new avenue for cataract surgery. Without a blade present, eyes are treated gentler within the procedure, the surgery is safer, and results are proven to be more successful. Knowing this, Your Eye Specialists shaped our practice around being leaders in the laser cataract world. We understand that this innovative approach to cataract correction is phenomenal for the ophthalmic surgical community. Look to two of our leading surgeons, Drs. Vedula and Kubal, as shining examples who focus every day on their cataract patients in the Miami community.
These two surgeons and their staff at Y.E.S. recognize that there is structural nuisances and anatomy that line up with every eye. However, no single patient’s pair matches another’s. No two eyes are identical. Knowing this, our approach is first to map out and measure the eye before any cataract surgery. Although we laud the benefits of the surgery, we would be remiss if we didn’t inform you that risks can arise during the surgery. As with any procedure, the possibility of infection exists. However, if you allow for proper recovery, you should have no concern with this issue.
For full preparation of each eye to be corrected, surgeons at Your Eye Specialists use the LenSx® Laser; this surgical tool is truly bladeless, offering laser solutions to surgery. The laser itself is computer-controlled with surgeons overseeing the work every step of the way.
This LenSx® Laser is precise in its process, uses a 3-D model of your eye before any surgery takes place, and allows the surgeon to see what exactly he or she is working with on your eye. No matter the step of your cataract surgery, a laser with precision and advanced technology is aiding your surgeon. This creates accountability and proven successful results.
Cost and Realities of Laser Cataract Surgery
The cost of laser cataract surgery is no small charge. Realistically, it is surgery, which involves many different elements: staffing, clean equipment, a surgeon, and replacement lenses. Each of these items costs, which ultimately leads to a higher price tag for your surgery. It may cost you thousands out of pocket, but first, we suggest you check with your insurance carrier. They may cover some of the procedure, depending on your policy and how medically necessary the surgery is.
In reality, if you need the surgery, then you should have it done. Not only does it bring back your vision, but it also offers a better quality of life. Contact Your Eye Specialists at 954-452-9922 to learn more about both cataract surgery and how we’re using this to take eye surgery precision, and your vision, to the next level.
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