Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser assisted cataract surgery was introduced in early 2010. The femtosecond laser is able to accurately and reliably perform pivotal steps of the surgery which in turn makes your surgery less dependent on manual manipulation and human error. The laser is able to perform the corneal incisions, opening on the cataract (capsulotomy), fragmentation and softening of the cataract as well as corneal relaxing incisions for the management of astigmatism. Astigmatism is when the cornea is not a perfect spherical shape, rather it is more oblong shaped like the side of a football. Uncorrected astigmatism after surgery contributes to blurring of the vision without glasses. For patients seeking glasses independence it is advantageous to treat astigmatism during cataract surgery.