Who is suitable for this procedure?
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery has several potential appealing aspects to implementation as part of the cataract surgical procedure. It is suitable for patients with absolute perfect, reproducible production of the capsulorhexis and with absolutely perfect lens centration.
What are the advantages?
The advantages of using the femtosecond laser to perform some of the steps, particularly the capsulorhexis, is if we use premium lens implants, such as multifocal lenses, toric lenses, and multifocal toric lenses. There may be some advantages also to using the femtosecond laser to start the process of breaking up the cataract if cataracts are particularly thick or dense.
While it’s a procedure that is recommended when suitable for certain selected patients, there are times and applications where its applicability would benefit certain categories of patients.
I invite you to book a consultation in order to determine your suitability for refractive cataract surgery, or refractive lens exchange. It’s the only way to determine your suitability for these procedures and to have an in-depth discussion regarding the risks and benefits of each of them. I look forward to seeing you there and taking you through the journey to achieving your desired post-operative outcome.