Dr. Jay Bansal and LaserVue Eye Center are proud to introduce laser cataract surgery to Sonoma County and the Bay Area. Blade-Free LENSAR® Femtosecond Laser Technology is Making Outcomes More Precise and Predictable.
Using the high resolution digital “real-time” imaging system, Dr. Bansal is able to provide a more predictable outcome to his patients vs traditional cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery has always been a highly effective procedure. With laser cataract surgery, the procedure is safer, more precise, and easier than ever before. LaserVue’s computer-guided laser system effortlessly makes incisions and breaks apart cataracts with an astounding level of predictability.
If you choose Laser Cataract Surgery for your cataract procedure, know that you’re getting a giant leap forward in precision and predictability that far exceeds manual surgical methods. Laser Cataract Surgery helps Dr. Bansal make the necessary incisions and break apart the cataract faster and with more precision, which may allow for a more predictable surgical outcome for his patients.
Traditional cataract surgery has been used successfully for years and involves using a manual metal or diamond blade for incisions into the eye and lens followed by removal of the cloudy natural lens with an ultrasound device. Traditional cataract surgery is covered by your medical insurance.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery utilizes a femtosecond laser to perform some of the most challenging steps of the cataract surgery, while using minimal energy. The laser assists in making the incisions during the cataract surgery. These incisions are more precise than manual incisions. The same laser then fragments the natural lens into many smaller pieces, thus less ultrasound power is used for lens removal, resulting in a faster recovery of vision than traditional cataract surgery.
While laser-assisted surgery offers benefit for any patient, it may be even more useful in patients with certain medical conditions of the eye including dense cataracts, traumatic cataracts, Fuch’s dystrophy (an inherited condition of the eye that can lead to significant corneal swelling after surgery) and pseudoexfoliation (a disease of the eye of unknown origin where whitish material is deposited in the front of the eye that causes small pupils and weak zonules – the delicate strings that attach the natural lens to the eye).
At LaserVue Eye Center, we believe laser-assisted cataract surgery is slightly safer than traditional treatments and multiple studies have demonstrated increased precision of the vision correction outcome with laser-assisted surgery. The downside of laser-assisted cataract surgery is that it is not covered by any insurance and is an out-of-pocket expense as part of a vision correction package.