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Laser Cataract Surgery & Procedure | Bharti Eye Foundation

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What Is Cataract Surgery With Lasers?

When the eye’s natural lens becomes hazy, a cataract develops. A small blade is inserted into the front of the eye during traditional cataract surgery, and a different tool is used to make a circular incision on the lens capsule to access the cataract. The cataract is dispersed into tiny pieces by ultrasound pulses, which are then removed. The old natural lens is replaced with the new artificial one.

According to Dr. Horne, a laser creates an incision that is more dependable, reproducible, and precise than even the most talented surgeon can achieve. During laser cataract surgery, a laser is used to make the incision, crack open the lens, and fracture the lens.

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How to prepare for the surgery

You should budget one to three hours for check-in, getting ready for the procedure, and postoperative recovery even though cataract surgery only takes around 20 minutes.

After checking in and signing a consent form, you will proceed to the pre-operative area to have your temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration rate, and oxygen saturation measured.

Your ophthalmologist and anesthesiologist may consult with you prior to the treatment, and an IV line may be inserted into your arm or hand.

Prior to the Operation

You will be given anaesthetic medicine through an IV to make you sleepy and silent before having local anaesthetic administered into your eye with a needle or as liquid drops to ensure you can’t feel anything when you go into the operating room or suite where your surgery will take place.

It’s possible to clean the region around your eye, apply antibiotic eye drops, and cover your face with a surgical drape.

During the Procedure

A tiny retractor will be put around your eye to help maintain it open while the laser cataract surgery is being done.

Your ophthalmologist will use a laser to create a 2 to 2.5 millimetre (mm) long incision with a negligible vertical and horizontal component.


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