Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures available today with over 3 million procedures performed each year. In fact, it’s the most common eye surgery performed by our ophthalmologists. For patients selecting refractive laser cataract surgery, they will undergo laser cataract removal as well as receive an intraocular lens (IOL) to treat refractive conditions like presbyopia or astigmatism. The cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new, artificial IOL. Our surgeons use the most advanced techniques that take intraoperative measurements of the eye, allowing our surgeons to make real-time adjustments for your implant.
Using refractive laser during cataract surgery enables the surgeon to customize the procedure to the individual patient. The laser can be programmed based on the individual’s unique corneal anatomy, making the results more accurate and precise than previously possible with conventional cataract removal. Wavefront eye-mapping technology is used in the intra-operative stage where the surgical team adjusts the treatment plan based on the personalized information. Our cataract surgeons observe the unique characteristics of the eye and use these precise measurements to determine the power of the artificial lens needed, then selecting the IOL in real-time for the best visual outcome possible.
Some of the benefits of laser and traditional cataract surgery are:
- No sutures
- No need to wear an eye patch following surgery
- Significantly reduced surgery time
- Dramatically shorter recovery time
- Less discomfort following surgery
- Fewer post-surgical problems or side effects
Laser cataract surgery may be the best choice for patients who also desire vision correction for a refractive condition. The individualized treatment plan may include the following procedural elements:
- Femtosecond laser-assisted surgery
- Wavescan intraoperative aberrometer
- Presbyopic correcting IOL or toric correcting IOL
- Limbal relaxing incision
- All pre- and post-operative testing
We offer several varieties of premium intraocular lenses so that we may customize a treatment plan that is right for you. We will make a recommendation based on your individual lifestyle and needs.
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RGB Cataract and LASIK is conveniently located off Highway 75 North in Sherman, Texas.
Call 903-892-3282 to schedule an appointment.
RGB Cataract and LASIK. For the treatment you and your eyes deserve.