Your doctor may suggest that you remove your cataracts using a laser-assisted approach in certain situations. The laser can be helpful in correcting astigmatism, aligning an intraocular lens that corrects astigmatism, or smoothing a dense cataract.
During laser-assisted cataract surgery, the doctor often uses the laser to make all the incisions and to smooth the cataract and remove it using ultrasound (phacoemulsification).
Traditionally, phacoemulsification breaks and removes the cloudy lens. In certain situations, traditional or laser-assisted surgery may be the preferred option. No decision has yet been reached on the benefits of laser-assisted cataract surgery. Talk to your kraff eye institute surgeon about the best Cataract Surgery for you.
What causes cataract?
Except for some cases in which children can be born with a cloudy lens (congenital cataract), most people are born with a clear lens and this continues for most of their lives.
Later, around 55 years of age, the lens begins to lose its transparency and become opaque. ? That is the cataract and this process is interpreted as a consequence of the natural aging of the same? (Of the lens).
The importance of protecting the retina
Over the years, the natural crystalline lens takes on a yellowish color. This is to protect your retina from the damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the damage of blue light. When replacing the lens with an intraocular lens, it is extremely important that the lens has a yellow filter to continue to protect the eye. They are also of the so-called folding type, this allows them to be inserted into the eye through an opening of less than 2.5 mm, reducing trauma and facilitating the recovery of the patient almost immediately.
The sharpest vision from far
An option within intraocular lenses are those that, in addition to having the specific prescription for your eye, have an aspherical correction. These modern lenses are the development of the most advanced technology in terms of design and provide higher quality visual acuity than conventional lenses. They are the ideal lenses for those who do not have astigmatism and do not mind continuing to wear a spectacle to see closely. These aspherical lenses will provide the best and most defined distance vision.