The Experts Weigh In On Refractive Lens Surgery – Personal Health News

What are the benefits of Refractive Lens surgery?

Sheldon Herzig: The main benefit of Refractive Lens Surgery is to improve safety and add precision to the procedure.  Typically, cataracts are removed by breaking them up with ultrasound energy.  By softening the cataract with the laser prior to removing it, little or no ultrasound energy is required inside the eye, thereby making the procedure safer.  This is especially true for more difficult, complicated cataracts.

Raymond Stein: Laser surgery allows surgeons to automate a number of the critical steps of the procedure, to enhance safety and improve outcomes. In traditional cataract surgery, surgeons utilize a blade, needle, chopper, or other handheld instruments…

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