The human eye is the most intricate and delicate part of the body. Because
of its intricacy, precision technology to treat eye conditions, such as
cataracts, can provide patients the best outcome possible.
Femtosecond (femto) laser technology is considered to be the “next
big thing” in refractive and cataract surgery and is one example
of how technology, in Dr Whitman’s opinion, improves the accuracy
of cataract surgery. In traditional
cataract surgery, the eye surgeon will carefully cut an incision in the eye using a hand-held
blade. The clouded lens is then removed and replaced with an intraocular
Femtosecond laser technology will eventually eliminate the need for a hand-held blade, but instead
apply a beam of laser light energy to the eye, creating a precise incision.
Laser assisted cataract surgery also provides eye surgeons ability to view
the cataract in high resolution and precisely perform some of the most
delicate portions of the surgery including opening the capsule of the
cataract itself as well as the treatment of astigmatism using a computer
controlled laser beam of light. The laser is then able to create a perfect
incision with computer precision every time.
Traditional manual cataract surgery is a routine surgery performed with
great success, but femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery may improve
the accuracy and safety of the procedure, helping to provide even better
results for patients.
Key-Whitman eye surgeons at the Dallas surgery center utilize a
Femtosecond Laser Platform that was received FDA approval in August 2012. This technology is the
single platform for not only cataract surgery, but refractive procedures as well.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery patients will have a greater out of pocket
expense, but this potentially more accurate approach to cataract surgery
can also reduce dependence on glasses following cataract surgery when
paired with our high technology lens implants.
If you are interested in your options for cataract surgery, contact the
cataract experts at the
Key-Whitman Eye Center located in Dallas, Plano and Arlington.