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Laser Cataract Surgery

What you need to know

Laser cataract surgery is an exciting new technique for removing cataracts in the eye. The traditional procedure involves using surgical instruments to make incisions in the eye. With laser cataract surgery, a laser is used to make all the incisions in the eye as well as dissolve the lens before it is aspirated from the eye.  This technique can result in a more precise performance and potentially reduce the risks associated with traditional cataract surgery.

It is also possible that patients undergoing laser cataract surgery will have slightly superior results in terms of their vision compared to conventional cataract surgery.

The laser platform used by the doctors at The EyeSpecialists is the Alcon LenSx machine. This is a state-of-art laser cataract machine and is the most widely used laser cataract machine in the world currently.  Laser cataract surgery is not currently covered by health funds and does attract additional fees for the use of the technology.



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ASO - Australian Society of Ophthalmologists
ASRS - American Society of Retina Specialists

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