WHAT IS Laser Cataract Surgery?
Classified as an opacity of the natural lens of the eye, cataracts typically start to form after a person reaches 40 years of age. Since cataracts are clouded spots within the lens itself, the lens must be taken out and exchanged with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to fully restore the patient's eye health and clear sight. Laser cataract surgery employs the latest technology, which can digitally diagram the eye's surface to apply a more delicate, laser incision, significantly reducing the chances for complications. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists utilize the LENSAR laser system to expertly remove a cataract and replace the damaged lens with the correct IOL for you.
Laser Cataract Surgery Reviews
"Amen, I highly recommend focal point vision because I've recently had cataract surgery on both eyes and still in the healing process. All the staff are very kind, courteous, and so helpful. I'm so very pleased and satisfied with all the treatment I received from Them. Dr. Kenneth Maverick was my surgeon and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs cataract surgery. Stay safe everyone. God Bless"- N.F. / Office Visit / Jul 02, 2020
"Focal Point is a professionally run organization. The employees are very professional. Their follow up procedure gives peace of mind and ensures a problem free procedure. My doctor was very professional and thorough. Excellent place for vision concerns and problems!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 29, 2021
"I needed to have DMEK at the same time as cataract surgery. Dr Lehmann did an amazing job, I had nearly normal vision in a week. No pain, no complications at all. If you are considering laser cataract surgery and they mention Fuchs dystrophy, do not proceed without seeing Dr Lehmann at Focal Point."- C. / Google / Apr 27, 2021
"Focal Point Vision has provided excellent care for me. I came to them for cataract surgery and the doctors and staff have done a wonderful job, not only with the eye surgery and follow up, but also in helping me understand my available options. I have no hesitation in recommending them."- J.M. / Google / Oct 23, 2021
HOW IS LASER CATARACT SURGERY DONE?
About an hour before laser cataract surgery, a member of our team completely anesthetizes the patient’s eyes with specialized eye drops. Laser cataract surgery has the same goal as the traditional method, but we use innovative laser technology in the form of the LENSAR laser system to locate the best incision site, create the incision, and destroy the cataract. This advanced device plots an incredibly detailed map of the eye, meaning the lasers can determine the exact site of the cataract. Once the cataract is disintegrated and removed, we insert your new lens. Thanks to its unprecedented efficiency, laser cataract surgery technology gives striking outcomes with a shorter recovery period than traditional surgery.
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Laser cataract surgery FAQs
Is laser cataract surgery safe?
Laser cataract surgery is an extremely safe and effective way to treat cataracts. In fact, it is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S. Our board-certified ophthalmologists have years of experience performing laser cataract surgery, and we use the most advanced technology available to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
What restrictions will I have after cataract surgery?
Focal Point Vision will provide a detailed list of post-operative instructions after laser cataract surgery. In general, patients should avoid rubbing or putting pressure on their eyes. Refrain from driving until you have been cleared by our team. It is also important to avoid exposing your eyes to direct sunlight following the procedure.
Does laser cataract surgery hurt?
Laser cataract surgery is a painless procedure because we use numbing agents prior to treatment. Most patients report feeling no discomfort during surgery and experience only minor side effects afterward. Symptoms subside in just a short period and should not interfere with daily activities. Our San Antonio, TX clinic is equipped with the latest technology to ensure your comfort and safety.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LASER CATARACT SURGERY?
When not treated properly, cataracts can significantly impact your daily life and eventually cause a total loss of vision. However, by choosing laser cataract surgery at Focal Point Vision, you could eliminate your cataracts and dramatically improve your vision. Our team invites those who are living with cataracts to visit our San Antonio, TX office as soon as possible for an evaluation with our board-certified ophthalmologists, during which they can discuss each of your possible options and find out if laser cataract surgery is right for you.
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