Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery is the most advanced technique in the world to provide better refractive outcomes with Cataract Surgery. Many of the steps of cataract surgery that are traditionally performed using handheld instruments can now be completed using the precision of a laser. Femto laser has the high standard of clinical precision. It delivers complete capsulotomies and excellent fragmentation so you can give your patients reliably outstanding results.
Cataract is a common condition that Dr. Elkins has treated with a variety of treatments and surgeries. Typically, compared to vision with a clear lens, if you have Cataract, your vision may be fuzzy, colors could be muted. In some cases, patients share their experience having difficulty reading signs while driving at night. The symptoms of cataracts usually progressively worsen and cannot be treated with glasses or contacts. When symptoms become bothersome or limit your daily activities, it's time to consider Cataract surgery.
Vision Correction Surgery
Once the astigmatism question has been addressed, the next issue in decision making for the patient is to decide at what distance or distances the patient wishes to see well with less dependence on glasses. There are three distances in the real world where people wish to see well: distance (driving, TV, movies, walk around vision), intermediate (computer, card playing, museum, interpersonal distance) and reading.
There are a variety of implant lenses available to try and address vision at these different distances, and a variety of surgical strategies possible to achieve the optical goals of the patient. In general, patients may end up being largely glasses independent, but still may have an occasional need for glasses for various purposes- extended reading or very small print, computer, night driving, depending on the lens and strategy used.
Why Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery?
- Quick and gentle docking for patient comfort
- Personalized procedure from planning to incision
- Adaptive user interface for outstanding outcomes
It all starts with an outstanding patient interface.
- True non-applanating design to maintain intraocular pressure
- Minimizes scleral contact, reducing post-surgery eye redness
- Offers two patient interface sizes for the ability to dock more patients
Not contraindicated for patients with glaucoma.
Steps in the Integral Guidance System process include:
- Proprietary, 3D spectral-domain OCT imaging system visualizes the ocular surfaces
- Once this has completed, algorithms process the image, automatically and accurately maps surfaces. With this information, it then creates safety zones for the surgeon.
- Once Dr. Elkins analyzes your safety zones, the treatment plan is customized based on the patient’s ocular anatomy and the precise orientation of their eye(s)
- After the surgeon confirms the customized treatment plan, the femtosecond laser pulses begin precisely to the previously-intended location all the while maintaining the safety zones