The Premium Channel: Femtosecond laser technology comes a long way over last decade
More than 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with more than half of them older than age 65. Cataract surgery as we know it today is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. The challenges faced by ophthalmologists are higher expectations from our patients because cataract surgery is now treated like refractive surgery and the financial pressures of obtaining LASIK-like outcomes to meet these expectations.
Mitchell A. Jackson
Today’s refractive cataract patient is looking at cataract surgery as a chance to have a lifestyle change in his or her visual capability. From advancements in phacoemulsification technology to premium IOL options, intraoperative aberrometry capability, improved ocular surface therapies, better astigmatism algorithms, the newest guidance systems, better IOL calculation formulae and the latest in femtosecond laser technologies, the question remains: Have we finally arrived at the LASIK-like visual outcomes expected from our cataract patients?
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