High Definition Laser Cataract Surgery™
Cataract surgery has seen many advancements over the years, and cataract surgery today offers patients more vision options than even 10 years ago. For your cataract surgery, choosing the right surgeon, technology, lens, and team to care for your vision throughout the process is more important than ever. The team at Valley Eye Associates has performed over 55,000 surgical procedures over a combined 50 years of experience. Our expertise and commitment to excellence helps us provide a premium cataract surgery experience to all patients.
One of the most exciting innovations in cataract surgery was introduced to the United States in 2010 and was first brought to the Fox Valley by Valley Eye Associates. It’s called High Definition Laser Cataract Surgery (HDLCS), and it has changed the precision and accuracy of cataract surgery both in the Fox Valley and around the world.
In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon will use a handheld blade to make the initial small incisions in the eye to gain access to the cataract. This traditional method results in an incision that is slightly larger and less precise than a laser incision. In addition, the traditional incision requires a slightly longer recovery time and does not offer your surgeon the ability to correct for astigmatism.
In HDLCS, your surgeon will use a femtosecond laser for the important initial steps of your cataract procedure. The laser creates a smaller, more precise incision in the eye and will assist your surgeon in removing the cloudy lens with less impact on your eye. This results in quicker recovery time and more precision than ever before.
As an added benefit, HDLCS can allow your surgeon to treat astigmatism as part of your cataract surgery, which can further improve your vision outcome. Our goal with HDLCS is to make you less dependent on glasses and contact lenses.
Cataract surgery continues to improve and evolve, and whether you choose blade surgery or High Definition Laser Cataract Surgery from Valley Eye Associates, our goal is to achieve the best possible result.