What is Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery and why should I consider it?

Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, or FLACS, replaces many of the steps during cataract surgery that require a blade and softens the cataract, allowing for an easier and smoother removal. In addition, the laser corrects mild astigmatism by relaxing the cornea at a precise depth, length, and orientation in a more precise and effective manner compared to manual, hand-made incisions. FLACS can also improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations, it expands the visual range of astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and it may enhance the quality and range of near vision in extended range lens implants. Additional information can be found in the femtosecond laser cataract surgery video below:

How Does Femto laser surgery compare to traditional cataract surgery?

Traditional cataract surgery is an uncomplicated, straightforward procedure that usually takes around 15 minutes. Generally, your doctor will make a minor incision in your eye. A small ultrasound probe will break up and remove your cataracts, and a new lens will be placed in your eye. Stitches are usually not required, and a bandage or patch will be placed over your eye to protect it afterward. CEENTA has more than 20 cataract surgeons in 12 offices across North Carolina skilled in the latest treatment techniques and will provide you with premier patient care.

When used in conjunction with extended-range lens implants, most patients achieve independence of glasses and contacts for both distance and near vision during their normal activities of daily living.

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Why should I get Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

FLACS cataract surgery will not just eliminate cloudiness and reconnect you to the world around you, but you can get lenses that can correct your vision, too. Not only does this procedure greatly improve your quality of life, but it’s also a one-time procedure. Once you have cataract surgery, you can never get a cataract again.

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CEENTA offers a variety of replacement lens implants to correct astigmatism and presbyopia to optimize your vision. Your doctor will help you determine the best lens implant for your lifestyle needs.

Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Charlotte, NC

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