Cataract Surgery: The Traditional Method vs. The Catalys Laser
Do you or a loved one suffer from cataracts? Cataracts is a very common vision ailment in adults that can be fully treated and restored with a cataract surgery. With great advancements in optical technology, it is easier than ever to fully fix a cataracts and start seeing clearly again.
Here at Atlantis Eyecare, we offer some of the most state-of-the-art Catalys laser technology to help ease your eye surgery and make your experience as positive as possible. Read more about the differences between a Catalys laser treatment and the old traditional cataract surgery below and get a real understanding of the differences to decide which method is best for you.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. This blur or cloudiness obstructs the passage of light into the eye, which results in blurry vision. Cataracts can only be corrected by surgically removing you natural lens and replacing it.
In a traditional method to remove the cataract, a doctor uses forceps to manually open the eye and extract the cataract. This is done almost fully manually. The doctor will try and make it as circular and precise as possible so that the new lens can fit in properly.
Once the doctor has made this opening, a ultrasonic energy devise is used to break the cataract lens into small pieces so it can be easily removed. Ultrasonic energy does not usually damage the eye, but it is dispersed throughout the eye which can make your recovery longer.
If the you have an astigmatism, a slight distortion of the curvature of the eye, a doctor can manually create incisions with a blade in order to reshape the cornea.
Catalys Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Atlantis Eyecare Orange County uses the Abbott Catalys Precision Laser System to perform one of the best cataract surgeries Orange County has to offer. Not only does this breakthrough devise deliver precise results, there is very little down time that accompanies the recovery. It is far more superior than the traditional way to remove a cataract as it uses a computer guided system that ensures its precision. The imaging software on this laser has a higher resolution than a medical standard MRI.
The Catalys Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery breaks the cataract into very tiny pieces using much less energy, thus putting less strain on the eye. Because of this, there is a much quicker recovery than traditional cataract surgery. The method of treatment also ensures no blade is ever used.
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Atlantis Eyecare Orange County provides one of the best laser surgeries to resolve cataracts. If you feel you are experiencing the symptoms of cataracts or have noticed a change in your vision, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a consultation to start your journey on seeing clear and sharp again.