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Advantages of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

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The sense of sight is one of the most important senses of the body. Problems with vision render people unable to appreciate the environment around them and enjoy everyday activities. Problems with visual acuity can also put an individual at risk for falls and other hazards that can result in personal injury or harm to others. As one of the most common eye problems in existence, many people seek cataract surgery in Fort Worth as an intuitive solution to the ongoing issues caused by cataracts.

Similar to other senses of the body, visual acuity deteriorates by aging, infections, and injuries. Without seeking appropriate and prompt medical interventions, these visual disturbances can often lead to blindness. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 51% percent of world blindness is due to cataracts. This condition is characterized by a clouding or opacity of the lens, which interferes with the refraction of light. As a result, individuals with cataracts suffer from a blurred vision that directly impacts the quality of everyday living. This is the reason why cataracts are tagged as a priority eye disease.

Fortunately, cataract surgery provides hope for those with cataracts and an opportunity to achieve restored vision quality. At our clinics in Fort Worth, Texas, cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries and has proven largely safe and effective.

Experienced Cataract Surgery

Over the past decade, laser-assisted cataract surgery in Texas has gained popularity among eye surgeons and patients with cataracts. While the traditional cataract surgery remains an effective option, a newer technique with the utilization of femtosecond laser has significantly improved precision and accuracy.

We hold a standard of being ahead of the curve in the use of laser technology to perform cataract surgery. Texas Eye and Laser Center was one of the first surgical facilities in the United States to offer laser cataract surgery using the Alcon LenSx® Femtosecond Laser, and the Metroplex’s first blade-free, laser-assisted custom cataract surgery was performed at our location in Fort Worth, Texas.

Less Manipulation

With laser-assisted cataract surgery, the laser is able to break the cataract into smaller and softer fragments. The incision is not burned easily because heat buildup is not excessive. Generally, the lesser the manipulation in the eye, the lesser the chance of breaking the capsule that will hold the implant. Also, the risk of swelling and inflammation is greatly reduced.

Less Cell Damage

Due to less manipulation in the eye, loss of endothelial cells during the operation is kept minimal, in fact, in many laser cataract procedures, there is no loss of endothelial cells. These cells are a strong indicator of the health of the eye as well as the clarity of the cornea, and the cells do not restore. Femtosecond lasers are equipped with the capacity to deliver infrared light that subsequently “breaks up” the cataract, at which point the surgeon will remove the fragmentation using a vacuum. This process can reduce the need for an ultrasound during the procedure, which can cause collateral damage in and around the eye.

The combination of less ultrasound energy use and fewer movements made within the eye work together to reduce the margin of error for the procedure.

Individualized Outcomes

Before our ophthalmologists at Texas Eye and Laser performs laser-assisted cataract surgery, every eye is mapped and measured, as no two procedures should be treated exactly the same. The LensX lasers used in our Hurst and Fort Worth clinics allow us to capture high-resolution imagery of the eye, which are used both in the planning and execution of the laser cataract procedure. The result is an individualized surgery with a degree of customization that was once inconceivable.

Opting for laser-assisted cataract surgery in Hurst or Fort Worth, Texas clinics ensures individuals with outstanding experience, accurate incision, a lesser chance of lens displacement, and overall faster recovery time without sacrificing the quality of vision.

Call our offices today to schedule a consultation, and see if laser cataract surgery at the Texas Eye and Laser Center is right for you!

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