The eyes are the window to the soul. So when these windows are clouded due to a condition known as cataracts, they can impair one’s vision and change their overall appearance to others. This clouding is common in patients over the age of 60. Fortunately, cataracts can be treated at Aker Kasten Eye Center using Femto laser cataract surgery.
How is laser surgery used for the treatment of cataracts?
Cataract surgery performed with the Femto laser is a safe, effective, and revolutionary approach to the treatment of cataracts. Instead of invasive surgery, laser surgery is not only effective but enables precision treatment and faster healing. Laser treatment can reduce mishaps that can occur with traditional treatments and provide customized improvements. With the use of the femtosecond laser, our doctors also have the ability to soften the cataract which in turn protects the cornea. Treatment with this method ensure perfect incisions and perfect capsulotomy.
Who is a candidate for Femto laser cataract surgery?
Most patients are considered appropriate candidates for this particular treatment modality. During an eye examination, our doctors will provide a proper diagnosis and then discuss with patients the options that can be used to treat the areas of concern. Patients can ask questions about the femtosecond laser and decide if they want to move forward with this safe, accurate, and speedy procedure.
How can patients ensure a speedy recovery following this surgical procedure?
To ensure a safe and fast healing process after femtosecond laser cataract surgery, we encourage patients to:
- Avoid driving the day of the treatment—arrange transportation to and from the office
- Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for several weeks
- Avoid bending over soon after treatment to avoid unwanted pressure on the eye
- Avoid swimming and hot tub use to reduce chances of infection
- Avoid rubbing the eye
- Avoid exposing the eye to dust and wind for several weeks following surgery
Ready to discuss candidacy for Femto laser cataract surgery?
Contact the doctors in our Boca Raton, FL area practice to book your evaluation. Our doctors at Aker Kasten Eye Center are committed to helping men and woman take good care of their eyesight and seek treatment for conditions such as cataracts. Call the practice at (561) 338-7722 and visit at 1445 NW Boca Raton Boulevard.