Top 5 reasons why people have laser cataract surgery
First of all, the only way to cure cataracts is with cataract surgery. As a result, cataract patients will eventually require surgery (whether premium or traditional).
What is the difference between premium cataract surgery and traditional cataract surgery? Quite simply, premium cataract surgery uses a laser, unlike traditional methods.
Combined with premium lenses, cataract surgery can also correct other vision issues, such as astigmatism, short-sightedness, and long-sightedness.
Listed below are 5 important reasons why people have laser cataract surgery.
1. It’s a requirement
The only way to treat cataracts is via cataract surgery (traditional or laser-assisted). Some patients can use glasses or contact lenses to treat their vision problems for a while in the early stages, but as the cataract develops, it will eventually cause severe vision impairment.
2. There’s no other cure
There is no cure for cataracts other than surgery. When we replace your cloudy lens with an artificial lens, the cataract is permanently cured.
3. Vision problems can also be corrected
Better yet, cataract surgery involves the replacement of your dysfunctional lens with a new one. This means we can correct your astigmatism, short-sightedness, or long-sightedness, at the same time we perform your cataract surgery.
4. No more glasses & contact lenses
You will not need to wear contact lenses or glasses as often as you did following lifestyle cataract surgery, since the correction is permanent. Therefore, scratchy or lost contacts and outdated frames will no longer be an issue.
5. A laser offers complete consistency and precision
By programming the laser, the surgeon makes a more precise incision compared with traditional cataract surgery. That said, both methods are extremely successful and safe.
However, many patients choose laser cataract surgery as they understand that with every incision, the laser-assisted treatment performs with utter consistency.
Are you a suitable candidate?
Laser cataract surgery is beneficial for a number of reasons. And contrasted with traditional cataract surgery, this procedure has many distinctive advantages.
To find out more about premium cataract surgery, or traditional cataract surgery, why not book an appointment at Memorial Eye Institute today. We look forward to hearing from you.
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