7 Reasons Why People Have Laser Cataract Surgery

Are you wondering why eye surgeons are introducing laser cataract surgery? Well, to start with, surgery is the only true cure for cataracts. Thus, those with cataracts must resort to surgery eventually.

But how does laser cataract surgery compare to traditional cataract surgery? Put simply, the laser-assisted procedure is superior in several ways. And while laser surgery costs more, happy patients would say it’s worth the price.

In a retrospective study of 100 eyes, laser-assisted cataract surgery offered slightly superior outcomes than traditional/conventional cataract surgery. And when you complement it with premium lenses, it can also correct other vision problems you may have, such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.

Below, you’ll find 7 crucial reasons why people have laser cataract surgery..

1. It’s Necessary

As we mentioned above, cataract surgery (traditional or laser-assisted) is the only solution for cataracts. For a while, some patients can treat their vision problems with glasses or contact lenses. Eventually, though, cataracts cause extreme vision impairment, whether the patient uses corrective lenses or not.

2. It’s Permanent

Cataract surgery is a permanent solution. Once we replace your cloudy lens with an artificial lens, the cataract is gone forever.

3. Correct Other Vision Problems

Even better, cataract surgery involves replacing your dysfunctional lens with a new one. This will address other vision problems too, including short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.

4. No More Glasses/Contact Lenses

Since the correction is permanent, you won’t need to deal with inconvenient contact lenses or glasses for your previous vision issues. Then, your days of scratchy contacts, lost lenses, and unfashionable frames will finish. However, it’s still possible to develop new, unrelated vision problems that may require eye treatment.

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The best way to find out if laser cataract surgery and lens replacement is right for you is to have an in person assessment. There are 3 types of cataract surgery, so firstly, you’ll be assessed. Then our experts will give you a clear answer on which type of cataract surgery is best for your lifestyle.


5. Stay Ahead of the Curve

Glasses and contacts are not effective or lasting solutions to cataracts. If you have cataracts, surgery is inevitable. Your only other option is to lose your eyesight entirely.

In other words, there’s no point in waiting. You might as well get the surgery done now rather than later and enjoy the benefits for longer than you otherwise would.

6. Better Precision Than Manual Surgery

Even the steadiest hands in the world are still human and, therefore, not perfect. With laser cataract surgery, the doctor carefully programs the laser to make a more precise incision.

7. More Consistent Than Manual Surgery

The surgery involves an initial incision, a secondary incision, and the placement of the new lens. The precision of laser-assisted treatment ensures that all incisions are done precisely and repeatedly for every patient. This also ensures that the new lens is positioned correctly.

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As you can see, there are loads of important reasons why people have laser cataract surgery. Therefore, you mustn’t keep this information to yourself.

It’s likely that you have a lot of friends and family members who don’t know the crucial distinctions of this procedure compared to traditional cataract surgery. Please, share this post so that they, too, can learn why laser cataract surgery may be right for them.

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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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