Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery

Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery

Freedom from glasses in your golden years

Embrace getting older with grace

Embrace getting older with grace

Cataract surgery the ideal time to invest in your vision

With modern Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery it is possible to live without glasses again. Imagine never having to search for your reading or bifocal glasses. Now that is an investment in life. Based on scientific literature 90% of individuals who have undergone the surgery do not require spectacles for distance, intermediate, or near vision. You will, however, still need them for certain tasks like prolonged reading.

Choosing lenses that offer spectacle independence after cataract surgery leads to even higher satisfaction rates. More than ninety-nine percent of multifocal lens patients in an FDA clinical study said they would choose the same lens again.

What are the latest advances in cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 98% success rate. Most surgery-related problems can be treated successfully.

Cataract surgery is performed under a microscope and precision is key. In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femtosecond laser replaces the use of a blade. It also breaks up the lens and cataract for easy removal. Using a laser improves precision and accuracy, potentially reducing the risks of cataract surgery. This can be further enhanced with computer-assisted cataract surgery where assistance functions are projected directly into the surgeon’s surgical field.

In cataract surgery, planning is the key to success. The Vivior Monitor offers objective data on patients’ lifestyles to support the optimal selection of intraocular lenses or refractive surgery solutions. This assists your ophthalmologist to help you choose the best lens for you. Now you also have the option of seeing clearly without glasses again with multifocal and extended depth of field lenses. This takes cataract surgery to the next level by giving you a lens matched specifically to your lifestyle.

What is an advanced ocular examination?

During an advanced ocular examination, the latest technology in ophthalmology is used to identify the unexpected and accurately predict your results after treatment or surgery. Everything from your cornea (clear front window of your eye) right through to the nerve at the back of the eye is scanned and checked. An ocular scatter index also determines which parts of the eye contribute to decreased vision by looking at how light travels through the eye.

There is nothing as disappointing as not getting the results you expected. By examining your eye in totality, we know when there are other factors involved that can influence outcomes.

This is where the art comes in: choosing the best option for your lifestyle. If spectacle independence is preferred, our aim is perfection. This means that all other possible imperfections of your eye must be excluded. With this information we can identify the best lens for your lifestyle, that offers comfort for a lifetime.

When should I have cataract surgery?

The natural lens inside your eye is clear and flexible when you are born. The light should pass through the lens without faded colour, scatter, glare, or blurry vision.  Its flexibility allows it to change shape to focus on near, intermediate, and far objects. With age, the lens slowly loses its clarity and flexibility.

As yet there are no lens implants that are as good as the natural healthy human lens in a young person. When deciding on surgery one should consider the influence decreased vision has on your daily life and correction that can be achieved with spectacles. A recent development in the field, called the ocular scatter index, can objectively predict how much visual improvement can be expected after surgery.

If spectacle independence suits your lifestyle better and you choose multifocal lenses you can expect better quality vision after surgery than the result you would get with a mono-focal lens. This means that surgery can be done sooner, even while the lens is still relatively clear, with great visual outcomes.

Cataract surgery is an opportunity to invest in your vision