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Monday, May 6, 2013

NJ Surgeon on Laser Cataract Surgery

“We are seeing that laser cataract surgery for routine as well as complex cataract removal can have many advantages,” commented NJ Cataract Surgeon & Corneal Specialist Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery Center. The integration of the femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery and lens implants offers the promise of allowing the refinement of the many skill intensive steps of cataract removal into a more predictable procedure that benefits from enhanced laser created, surgeon controlled precision resulting in further improved clinical results. 

“The laser allows us to further increase the control and precision developed over 30 years as a cataract surgeon in several stages of cataract surgery. We can design incisions that are more exact and reproducible, that are placed more precisely and seal more completely without stitches, lowering the risk of infection and increasing safety. 

We can also more accurately design and create the capsulorehexis, which is the circular opening that we make in the front of the cloudy lens to gain access to the cataract. This allows for safer and more efficient removal of the cloudy lens material, and allows for proper positioning of the lens implant. This is very important for achieving the best possible visual result. The ability to create a perfectly round and centered opening in the lens capsule is a major advance,” explained Dr. Confino. 

Dr. Confino further explained, “What is also quite meaningful with laser cataract surgery is our ability to reduce the amount of energy inside the eye. In order to remove the cloudy lens material of a cataract we use a procedure called phacoemulsification-which is a high energy ultrasound technique that breaks the material into fragments. With laser cataract surgery we use less ultrasound energy as we can chop up and soften the material with the laser and deliver a gentler cataract surgery procedure. This is particularly important for patients who have any other type of eye disease or problem including corneal problems, retinal problems and even diabetes and glaucoma.” 

If you or someone you know has cataracts or is considering cataract surgery and would lie to learn more about laser cataract surgery please call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter to schedule an appointment. 

The Eye Care & Surgery Center is staffed by a team of Board Certified NJ Ophthalmologists who are subspecialty Fellowship trained New Jersey eye surgeons, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, surgery for cataracts, intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery including eyelid surgery and facial and skin rejuvenation as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. 

With locations in Westfield and Warren and Iselin, The Eye Care & Surgery Center is a leading NJ eye care practice serving the central and northern New Jersey including Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Sayreville, Milltown, North Brunswick, Kendall Park, Somerset, Dunellen, Bridgewater, Manville, Bound Brook, Raritan, Edison, Colonia, Woodbridge, Metuchen, Avenel, Carteret, Piscataway, Middlesex, Somerville, South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Roselle Park, Garwood, Clark, Kenilworth, Cranford, Gillette, Berkeley Heights, Stirling, Scotch Plains, Summit, Chatham, Watchung, Pluckemin, Rahway, Plainfield, Mountainside, Springfield, New Providence, Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Millington, Union, Elizabeth, Linden, Jersey City, Irvington, Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Short Hills, Florham Park, Madison, Bloomfield, Montclair, Clifton, Garfield, Wayne, Parsippany, Troy Hills and Paramus, New Jersey.