Blade Free Surgery
Modern Blade-free surgery with the precision of the Femtosecond Laser
Cataract surgery today is different in many ways from the cataract surgery 30 years ago. Technological advances in the tools and calculations available have allowed highly specialized surgeons to perform new procedures with much more precise outcomes, less invasive techniques and far shorter recovery times.
Modern Cataract surgery is a relatively quick, out-patient procedure. Most patients are only in the surgery center for a few hours total before going home. Many patients find that after surgery, they are able to function without total reliance on prescription glasses.
Blade Free, Precise Laser Surgery. Drs. Switch and Rasansky use the most modern techniques, which includes the creation of a small, self-sealing incision through the use of a state of the art femto-second laser called the LenSX™ laser. This means no sutures are needed and all incisions are made with the precision of a computer driven laser. Ultrasound energy, known as phacoemulsification, is utilized to break up the cataract using tiny vibrating waves of energy to remove it from the eye. A new clear lens is placed in the eye where the old cataract was located.
Three Options For Cataract Surgery Lens Replacement
Standard Cataract Surgery
Our doctors use advanced computers and software to calculate the precise lens needed to replace the cataract. This will allow a patient to see clearly in the distance. If no astigmatism is present, the patient will be able to see far away without glasses. Reading glasses will still be needed for objects up close. If Astigmatism is present, glasses will be needed for both distance and close vision even after cataract surgery.
Dr. Switch and Dr. Rasansky offer the Toric Lens implant for correction of astigmatism after cataract surgery. In the past, patients with astigmatism would require glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. Now, advances in implantable lens technology provide an effective option for patients who have astigmatism in addition to cataracts. The result is correction of both conditions with one procedure.
New PanOptix® Lens optical design for your active lifestyle
The PanOptix® lens is the latest technology that allows patients to see near, intermediate and far vision, often without the need for glasses. Using a technology known as “apodization”, the lens offers a range of vision not possible in the past.
Go the distance and everywhere in between. Have your cataracts made you lose focus on the activities you love? Ask our doctors if the PanOptix® optical design is a good fit for you and your active lifestyle.
Benefits of Cataract Surgery
- Color Vision will be improved after surgery. Often, colors are much more vibrant after surgery.
- Clarity is typically improved. Many people notice that they no longer struggle to read road signs or the fine print on the television.
- Restoration of lost function. Many people wait to have cataract surgery until has affected their ability to drive, do their hobbies, or simply do the many activities of daily living. After surgery, these patients find many of these limitations have been removed and they can return to life the way they remember before their vision was impaired.