About Laser Cataract Surgery
At Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and surgical procedures for instant vision, no-patch, no-stitch, no-shot, precision cataract surgery. Classified as a fogging of the natural lens of the eye, cataracts usually begin to form at approximately the age of 40. Since cataracts are clouded areas within the actual lens, the natural lens must be removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to remedy the disease. Laser cataract surgery utilizes advanced technology that can chart out the eye's surface to generate a precise, scalpel-free incision, which significantly lessens the risk of complications. For patients who also have refractive errors, like myopia, hyperopia, and presbyopia, specially designed IOLs are an effective option that can serve as corrective lenses. These specialty intraocular lenses not only eliminate the patient's cataracts but also end their need for traditional prescription glasses or contacts. Set up an evaluation with ophthalmologist Dr. James Croley at his Cape Coral, FL facility to find out if you might be eligible for laser cataract surgery. We conveniently offer clinic locations in Lehigh Acres and Bonita Springs as well.
Best Candidates for Laser Cataract Surgery
Any patient with cataracts is a potential patient despite physical health or stage. People who are having vision difficulties and having their lifestyle be affected are candidates for laser cataract surgery. However, one limitation is that patients who have previously undergone LASIK aren’t often eligible because the cataract laser technology can possibly affect the corneal flap that was formed during LASIK surgery. As part of a comprehensive eye exam at the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida, Dr. Croley will discuss any prospective restrictions and review all of your treatment options.
Laser cataract removal
About half an hour prior to laser cataract surgery, one of our skilled nurses will thoroughly numb the affected eye with specialized eye drops. Laser cataract surgery is much like traditional cataract surgery, but we implement cutting-edge laser technology to decide on the best incision site, create the incision, and remove the cataract. Our advanced technology charts an incredibly complex map of the eye. This means the lasers can find the precise site of the cataract. After the cataract is disintegrated and removed, Dr. Croley will position the selected intraocular lens. Thanks to its advanced efficiency, laser cataract surgery technology offers excellent results with a quicker healing period than traditional surgery.
Laser Cataract Surgery Follow-Up
While in the recovery period, patients need to follow post-operative rules to foster optimal outcomes. Patients who get laser cataract surgery have to use certain types of prescription eye drops for a few weeks of the healing process, and it is crucial they don't put pressure on or touch the eyes for any reason as they recover. In the majority of our patients, vision is greatly improved immediately after surgery, but in a few cases, it will be blurred for about a week or more. Dr. Croley recommends that all laser cataract surgery patients come back in for a few follow-up appointments to keep an eye on the recovery process and make sure the patient's eyesight is progressing well.
Advanced Cataracts Solutions
When left untreated, cataracts can significantly affect your daily routine and eventually lead to total blindness. However, through laser cataract surgery at Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida, you could become cataract-free and dramatically improve your vision. We encourage any individuals who have been diagnosed with cataracts to contact our Cape Coral, FL facility soon for an appointment with skilled ophthalmologist Dr. James Croley. He can discuss each of your choices and soothe your mind about undergoing laser cataract surgery.