Laser Cataract Surgery in Kingwood, TX
Has your vision begun to cloud? Do you feel like you see the world like it is an impressionist painting? Do you have trouble distinguishing things at night due to halos? It might be easy to ignore cataracts because they take years to develop. However, these issues may seem minor at first but over time, they can build up and lead to affecting everything you see and do.
Cataract surgery can lead to colors being brighter and the world becoming much clearer. Following cataract surgery, you can expect to see more clearly in low light areas and enjoy close-up activities such as reading and writing. You may be surprised to learn that 75% of people who have undergone cataract surgery wish they had had the procedure done sooner. In addition, many say that cataract surgery is much easier than expected. Though you will need some time to adjust to your clearer vision, you can expect an overall speedy recovery!
How is All Laser Cataract Surgery Different?
In traditional cataract surgery, a surgical blade is used to create a self-sealing incision to begin the cataract surgery. This step is one of the most delicate steps in cataract surgery and is critical to the safety and efficacy of the procedure. When all laser cataract surgery is performed, a femtosecond laser is used to create the self-sealing incision and increased precision is achieved. The two most critical components are the patient docking interface and the image guidance system. The docking system allows for stable, yet comfortable docking for the OCT and the laser, while the image guidance system allows Dr. Thomas to, with extreme precision, identify the ocular surfaces, establish safety zones and customize treatment based on your exact measurements. This allows the femtosecond laser to deliver pulses into the exact location.
It is important to remember that your replacement intra-ocular lens (IOL) is placed through this same incision, and the precision of this incision is crucial for the best visual outcome.