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Laser Cataract Surgery Procedure

Dr. Christoph Kranemann and the Clearview Institute are one of the first in Canada to offer our patients, Laser Cataract Surgery. This blade-free technology is considered by the ophthalmic community to be a significant advancement in cataract surgery.

Laser Cataract Surgery Approach:

Laser assisted cataract surgery offers a reproducible, accurate technique to replace the least predictable and most technically demanding steps of conventional cataract procedures.

With the laser approach to cataract surgery, the surgeon creates a precise surgical plan with a sophisticated 3-D image of the eye called an OCT (optical coherence tomography). OCT scans offer high-resolution and even cross-sectional images, to make the cataract surgery as precise as possible. The goal is to create an incision with a specific location, depth and length in all planes as well has the ability to soften a hard cataract.

The laser approach is important not only for accuracy but also for increasing the likelihood that the incision will be self-sealing at the end of the procedure, which reduces the risk of infection.

Benefits:

  1. Highly customized treatment with 3D imaging.
  2. Fast and comfortable with little or no discomfort.
  3. Increased precise treatment.
  4. Gentle cataract removal.
  5. Increased rapid visual recovery.

Patient Options:

There are two options for patients, Traditional Cataract surgery or Laser Cataract surgery.

Traditional Cataract Surgery is performed with hand-held blades and other manual instruments. The Laser Cataract approach is to utilize a bladeless laser to automate most of the critical parts of the operation. This can lead to enhanced precision, accuracy, and safety. Both procedures, however, can give excellent outcomes.

Our highly trained doctors will work with you to determine which option best suits your individual needs. Please contact usfor more information on cataract procedure options or to book an in-depth consultation to determine your candidacy.