Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

HREA-Slider-Cataracts-1214Hampton Roads Eye Associates is pleased to announce that we now offer FDA-approved laser cataract surgery. This revolutionary breakthrough in technology allows our surgeons to make cataract surgery more precise, more predictable and safer than ever before.  Drs. Steven E. KitayRobert G. Elgin, and Gary Tanner will be performing this surgery.

Millions of people live with cataracts, a common eye condition in which the lens in the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision to become fuzzy or blurry, which can make normal daily living activities more challenging. At a certain point, poor vision caused by cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts, but it can be treated with surgery by removing the clouded human lens and replacing it with an Intraocular Lens.

Although micro-incision cataract surgery is an extremely safe and predictable procedure, the latest advancements in laser technology have led to an even more precise surgical method.

How Does Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Work?

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery combines a femtosecond laser, 3D imaging, sophisticated software and a number of other innovative features that make the cataract procedure highly customized, and more precise than the manual technique.

The laser allows our doctors to create a precise opening in the clouded human lens.  The laser then softens the cataract with precision laser pulses and breaks it into tiny pieces. The new softening technique allows for more gentle removal by nearly or completely eliminating the ultrasound energy required.  This step automates some of the most challenging parts of cataract surgery using real-time, 3-D visualization for truly customized treatment.

After the lens material is removed, a pre-determined Intraocular Lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye. The new lens will remain inside the eye, allowing light to clearly focus on the retina, and providing clear vision once again.

Learn more by watching the video below:

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What are the Benefits of Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery?

  • A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
  • A treatment with little or no discomfort
  • A more precise treatment
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation
  • The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multi-focal lenses, which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, contact Hampton Roads Eye Associates today to schedule a consultation and learn more about which surgical option is right for you.