50 percent of people over the age of 60 develop cataracts. Even though it is a common condition, the effect cataracts have on vision can be debilitating.
Luckily, there is an option for people with cataracts — having the cataract removed, and the lens replaced with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is a relatively simple out-patient procedure, but afterward, the eye does need some time and medication to fully recover.
Two Kinds of Cataract Surgery
There are two different types of cataract surgery to consider — traditional cataract surgery or modern laser cataract surgery. In both procedures, the cataract is removed and the natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). However, traditional cataract surgery is performed with a scalpel. Laser cataract surgery, as you might guess, is performed with a laser.
Which is Better?
Newer and more advanced procedures carry more benefits than outdated techniques. Traditional surgeries are still performed throughout the country, but here at Loden Vision, we offer a highly advanced and effective procedure performed with laser technology: Laser iCataract™ Surgery. But what is the difference between this kind of procedure and traditional surgeries besides what tools they use? Why should you choose our Laser iCataract™ Surgery instead of a traditional surgery? There are a couple reasons.
Laser Cataract Surgery Is Accurate and Fast
The fundamental difference between using a laser for any kind of eye surgery is that lasers are way more accurate than a scalpel. This is because where a scalpel relies entirely on the skill and steady hand of a surgeon, the laser can be programmed to the specific shape of the eye. Of course, laser surgery does rely on the skill of the surgeon to execute the highly technical procedure, but they are able to be more precise with the technology than they could otherwise be. The procedure also can be a lot faster, which is pretty remarkable considering how much more precise the incisions are. Having a fast procedure that you know is accurate can make the time you spend in surgery a lot more relaxed and comfortable.
Loden Vision’s Laser iCataract™ Surgery
The goal of traditional cataract surgery is to remove cataracts to help the patient see without cloudy vision. This is still the goal of laser surgery, but there are also more options to correct your vision. With our Laser iCataract™ Surgery, you have the option to not only remove your cataract but also to improve your nearsightedness or farsightedness. Each procedure is customized to the patient — you have the option of receiving an Advanced Technology IOL that can significantly improve your vision. It may even eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. So if you want to get the most out of your surgery, Laser iCataract™ Surgery is the way to go!
Want to know if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery? Take our cataract surgery self-test! Make sure to schedule your cataract evaluation with one of our expert doctors in Nashville.