Laser assisted cataract surgery

Precision and safety has increased with the advent of femtosecond lasers for cataract and Prelex surgeries.In a painless procedure lasting under two minutes the laser can make openings in the eye. It can also make relaxing incisions to correct astigmatism. More exciting and new is that the laser can now make a desired size opening of the lens bag. Further it can break the lens into multiple pieces of desired shape and size. This make it easier to remove the lens pieces with least amount of energy.

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Engaging the docking mechanism. Patient looks at the central red light. Corneal cuts from previous radial keratotomy are visible.

Learn more by watching a video on laser cataract surgery being performed on a patient who had had previous radial keratotomy.

 

 

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