Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery in Pensacola
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is cloudiness that develops in the clear lens of the eye, and reduces the amount of light that enters the eye causing glare, blurred and distorted vision. Cataracts develop slowly and may take a number of years before affecting one’s vision. Most cataracts are age related, but other factors that can contribute to a cataract are eye injures, radiation, and younger patients with diabetes.
Diagnosing a Cataract
During a cataract evaluation, Dr. Concool will be able to see your cataract. If you are a candidate for Cataract surgery, you will go through a series of preoperative testing and be scheduled a personal consult with Dr. Concool, to go over treatment and lens options.
During the early stages, cataracts may have little effect on your vision. Depending on the severity of the cataract, you may experience these symptoms:
- Cloudy Vision
- Double or blurry vision
- Glare and sensitivity to bright lights
- Colors are faded
- Difficulty reading due to reduced black-white contrast
- Difficulty driving at night
Treatment Options for Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical performed surgical procedure in the United States. In fact, Dr. Concool was among the very first eye surgeons in the Nation to perform laser, refractive laser surgery, which eventually has evolved into Bladeless Cataract surgery using femtosecond lasers. We are proud to bring the latest and most updated advancement in cataract surgery to the Gulf Coast.
Laser-assisted Cataract surgery has proven to be more reproducible then traditional cataract surgery. The LenSx laser system takes real-time HD video of your eye to help the surgeon automate and execute the challenging steps of cataract surgery. The laser is designed to create pristine incisions and perform softer fragmentation, which helps the surgeon precisely remove the cataract while limiting stress on the eye.
Panhandle Laser Vision Institute offers both bladeless laser cataract surgery, and traditional cataract surgery.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Traditional Cataract surgery has been performed for decades, by hand, with devices to manually create incisions on the eye, dissolve and remove the cataract. This is a completely safe surgery and Dr. Concool has successfully performed thousands of these procedures throughout his career as an experienced eye surgeon.
Premium Lens Options
There are different options to choose from. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Cooncool will let you know which option is best for your lifestyle.