What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces. Poor vision may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression. Cataracts are the cause of half of blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide.
Conventional Cataract Surgery
For non-elective cataract removal procedures, we offer the latest techniques and products in cataract surgery. Our standard procedure makes tiny self-sealing entries into the eye where the cataract is painlessly removed. We then replace the cataract clouded lenses with intraocular lenses. These lenses enable you to see both distant and near, and often result in a decreased need for spectacles after surgery.
LENSAR® Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
By using the Femtosecond Laser Technology, we offer the most technologically advanced cataract removal surgery on the market today. This elective procedure represents a paradigm shift in cataract removal surgery, which includes a significant number of additional services to ensure the most advanced results possible.
Although it’s common belief that lasers have been used for years in cataract surgery, this is not true. With the introduction of the LENSAR® Laser System, laser cataract surgery has become a reality. Because of this, we can now remove your cataract in the most advanced way possible.
Laser cataract surgery is made even more precise by LENSAR’s Cataract Laser with Augmented Reality™ technology, a unique imaging system that provides us with a sophisticated, 3-D view of your eye to help plan and treat your cataract.
With this advanced technology, Drs Haines, Karren or Takusagawa can offer you a better, more precise cataract removal procedure that is customized to your eye’s own unique size and shape.
Watch Dr. Haines Perform a Femtosecond Surgery in Real Time!
In the below video you can Dr. Haines perform a Femtosecond cataract surgery in real time – and see this amazing technology in action!