Greetings from Sweeney Eye Associates! With locations in both Sunnyvale and Richardson, TX, we strive to provide cutting-edge care for all our patients. Today, we’ll be talking about a significant advancement in cataract treatment—laser cataract surgery.
Traditional cataract surgery is performed manually, with the surgeon using a handheld instrument to create a small incision in the eye, then using ultrasound energy to break up the cataract, which is then removed. The surgeon then implants an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to replace the clouded lens.
Laser cataract surgery, on the other hand, brings a new level of precision and accuracy to these steps. The procedure uses a femtosecond laser—a type of laser with ultra-short pulses that can make precise, accurate cuts—instead of a blade to create the incision and open up the lens capsule. The laser can also be used to break up the cataract, which can then be removed more easily.
Benefits of laser cataract surgery can include increased precision during surgery, potentially better visual outcomes, and the ability to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery if a toric lens is being implanted.
At Sweeney Eye Associates in Sunnyvale and Richardson, TX, we are proud to offer our patients the option of laser cataract surgery. This state-of-the-art technology helps us deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients, supporting our mission to provide you with the highest quality eye care.
Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for laser cataract surgery. It’s important to have a comprehensive discussion with your ophthalmologist about all your options, risks, and the potential benefits based on your specific condition. We’re here to help guide you through that decision-making process, ensuring that you have the best possible treatment for your eyes.