Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery in Pensacola
Exploring your options for cataract surgery can be a daunting process starting out. While cataract surgery is generally regarded as one of the safest and most effective surgeries out there, the success and effectiveness of it can be largely impacted by surgeon skill, the volume to be removed, and experience of the surgical staff. Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery eliminates the variables that can limit the effectiveness of the surgery, and the specialists at Panhandle Vision Institute in Pensacola can get you started on this path to better vision.
In traditional cataract surgery, a hand-held metal or diamond bladed instrument is used to create an incision where the sclera meets the cornea. This incision is supposed to go partially vertical and then horizontally into the cornea about 2.5 mm to go into the eye. After this incision is made, the surgeon can break up and remove the cataract before inserting an intraocular lens to replace the natural one. The incision is done like this so that it will self-heal without stitches once the surgery is completed. The delicate nature of this initial incision means that the skill of the surgeon is paramount in ensuring the incision will heal on its own, thereby reducing the risk of infection.
While the manual version of cataract surgery requires a high degree of expertise, the laser approach allows the surgeon to create an extremely accurate 3-D image of the eye and map out a precise surgical plan. Mapping out the eye in such a way allows the laser to perform the surgery in an exact manner, without the variable of surgeon skill. Laser cataract surgery not only improves the accuracy of the incisions, but increases the chance that they will successfully self-heal. Explore your options in safe and effective laser cataract surgery today. Call the specialists at Panhandle Vision Institute in Pensacola today to schedule your laser cataract surgery.