Blade-free laser cataract surgery offers patients a whole new level of accuracy, precision and safety. Patients can now expect even better visual outcomes.
“We are proud to offer the most advanced eye care technology in North Florida to our cataract patients. The introduction of laser cataract surgery brings a more innovative and effective treatment option for removing cataracts,” states Jenny Petitto, M.D., Accent Cataract Surgeon.
Accent on Eyes is proud to offer laser cataract surgery, the first of its kind approved by the FDA.
It is designed to provide more accuracy, safety and precision to the cataract procedure. This laser uses 3-D image guided technology that maps the eye, allowing precise blade-free surgery.What is a cataract?
As we age, the natural lenses in our eyes can become clouded. Though painless, cataracts can cause hazy vision, unusual glare, poor night vision, or reduced color perception. People especially notice difficulty in low-light situations like night driving.What are the advantages of laser cataract vs. traditional cataract surgery?
1) Precision: Laser cataract surgery automates the most challenging parts of the procedure. It creates the highest level of precision and safety available with laser instead of a blade.
2) Control: The laser offers real time images to guide the surgeon for proper alignment.
3) Better astigmatism management than traditional methods.
Your surgeon will present the best technology for you based on your specific condition. In some cases, traditional cataract surgery may be required; in others laser will be the preferred choice.How does the laser reduce or eliminate astigmatism?
The laser places incisions on the cornea in specific areas to “relax” the eye to a more round shape (like a basketball instead of a football). The precision of using a laser instead of a blade results in better outcomes.What are my lens implant options?
Cataract surgery is a life-changing procedure for many patients, with one of the lowest complication rates in medicine. All patients receive an implant at the time of surgery to help the eye focus for clearer vision. One of the many options we offer includes premium implants to allow varying degrees of spectacle independence.What should I expect after surgery?
The ability to see more clearly and generally, greatly improved vision. You may begin noticing the improvement in as little as 24 hours.
Lens Implant Options
When considering cataract surgery, it is important to understand your implant options so you can choose a lens that best matches your lifestyle. “For years we have offered premium intraocular lenses that replace the cloudy lens we remove with cataract surgery,” says Dr. Petitto. She continues, “These lens options help people improve their vision at distance, at intermediate near, and even help people with astigmatism.” Accent offers a full menu of lens implant options for distance-vision and near-vision functioning. In addition, we can fine-tune your vision with laser vision correction after cataract surgery.1) Multi-focal Lenses
A multi-focal lens has the ability to focus at more than one distance, much like bifocal spectacles or contact lenses. If you would like to reduce your need for glasses after cataract surgery, a multi-focal lens may be your best option.2) Astigmatism Correcting Lens
Toric lenses are specially designed to help reduce or eliminate astigmatism and provide excellent distance vision, independent of glasses or contacts. Toric lenses also improve contrast sensitivity in low light situations and improve vision in challenging environments like fog and night glare. Toric lenses correct astigmatism at the time of surgery, giving you greater visual freedom.3) Standard Mono-Focal Lens
Standard mono-focal lens implants have been used for many years to reduce glare and visual disturbance. Standard implants are effective but are only able to correct your vision to one distance, often requiring full time spectacle wear afterward. If you wore corrective lenses before cataract surgery, you will most likely have bifocals or reading glasses after surgery.