Thursday, January 13, 2011
Cataract Surgery precision may be further improved with the use of the Femtosecond Laser. Femtosecond Laser technology is on the near term horizon to improve Cataract Surgery by phacoemulsification. The femtosecond laser has been specifically modified to help create precise corneal incisions, anterior capsulotomies (removing the front part of the Cataract), and nuclear fragmentation (dividing the Cataract into small pieces), prior to completing the operation with phacoemulsification. By using the accuracy of the laser, Cataract Surgery, Lens Replacement Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implantation (IOL) promises to be even more predictable and to have better outcomes than presently possible.