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
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.
Benefits of Having Cataract Surgery
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.
Can Cataracts Be Reversed Without Surgery?
When left untreated, cataracts can lead to cloudy vision, blurry vision, or blindness in severe cases.Read
The Difference Between Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery
When you’re considering cataract surgery, it’s important to know the different types available.Read
How Do Light Adjustable Lenses Differ from Other IOL Types?
The Light Adjustable Lens from RXSight is implanted into the eye following cataract removal surgery to provide patients with clear, precise vision.Read
What Age Do Cataracts Start Developing?
A comprehensive eye exam can diagnose eye problems, such as cataracts, for immediate treatment.Read