Cataract is the loss of transparency of the natural lens in the eye that enables seeing. In other words, if you have cataract, your vision becomes blurry as if you are looking behind a steamed glass.
Cataract is an eye disease depending on age, however it can also be seen in:
- Newborn babies
- Diabetics patients
- People who have physical injuries in the eye
- People using cortisone for long periods
Symptoms of cataract:
- Gradual decrease in vision
- Sensitivity to light, dazzling
- Double vision
- Reading difficulty
- Disruption in night vision
- Dulled colours
- Change in numbers of eye glasses often
Cataract can not be treated with medication or glasses. Its only treatment is surgery. Cataract surgery is practiced by anaesthetizing the eye locally with a drop. Patients can go home after 25-30 minutes of operation.
In Cataract Surgery, quality of the lenses put into the eye determine the quality of vision and success of the operation. In unsuccessful operations with poor lenses, infection in the eye and different complications may be observed and may lead the patient to have cataract again.
Cataract Surgery With Femtosecond Laser
In the treatment of Cataract with Femtosecond Laser, surgery has been practised in a bladeless, safer way and risk of complication is decreased substantially.
Era of “Bladeless surgery”in the Treatment of Cataract!
While Femtosecond Laser technology provides high safety and comfort to the patient, the most important phase effecting the success of the surgery is the application of this technology according to the instructions of the specialist surgeon with high accuracy.
With Femtosecond Laser technology, the most important phase of the surgery is the inserting of artificial intraocular lens. Thus the option to decrease dependency on glasses, in addition to the cataract treatment, is offered with the advanced intraocular lens replacement to patients with refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
Cataract surgeries with Femtosecond Laser technology should be practised under the guidance of specialists experienced in cataract surgeries.