Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Vs. Traditional Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries there is and the experienced ophthalmologists at Raleigh Eye Center are leading surgeons in the Raleigh-Triangle region. Today, patients have the option of bladeless laser cataract surgery. The laser allows the surgeon to be more precise while operating.
During traditional cataract surgery, the incision will be made in the cornea with a blade. With the LenSx Laser, the incision will be made with the laser during bladeless laser cataract surgery. The surgeon will manually open the front of the lens during traditional cataract surgery. The laser will make the opening during bladeless cataract surgery.
During traditional cataract surgery, an ultrasonic probe will be used to divide the cataract. The laser will divide the cataract during bladeless surgery. The cataract is removed in the same way during both procedures. The cataract will be removed using an ultrasonic probe. An infiniti vision system will also be used to suction out the cataract.
The final step in both procedures is also identical. The intraocular lens will be placed in the eye by the surgeon.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bladeless Cataract Surgery
What is the LenSX Laser?
The LenSX laser is a type of laser that emits cool pulses. There are a number of benefits that can be reaped from using the laser. The laser pre-softens the cataract, which makes it easier to remove. It also allows the surgeon to accurately place the intraocular lens implant. This can greatly improve vision. The laser can also be used to correct astigmatism at the same time.
Why Do Surgeons Use Bladeless Cataract Surgery?
Surgeons opt to use bladeless cataract surgery because it is more precise and allows the patient to get better results.
Is This Procedure Covered by Insurance?
You will need to check with your insurance company in order to see whether your procedure will be covered. Many insurance companies will pay for traditional cataract surgery, but they will not pay for bladeless cataract surgery.
If you are in need of a Raleigh cataract surgeon, then feel free to contact us for a consultation.