Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure in which the cataract lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. Putnoi Eye Care offers the latest technology in cataract surgery including femtosecond laser cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses. If you are contemplating surgery to improve your vision, you now have choices – in how the surgery is performed and in what type of lens to implant at the time of surgery. Dr. Putnoi will discuss which options are appropriate for your surgery.
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Traditionally, during cataract surgery the eye surgeon uses a blade to create the incision into the cornea and uses a “phacoemulsification” device with ultrasound power to break up the lens and remove it from the eye.
This method of cataract surgery is covered by your insurance.
Surgery Using a Femtosecond Laser
We now offer the cutting-edge technology of laser- assisted cataract surgery. The femtosecond laser was recently approved to perform some of the steps during cataract surgery. With this “bladeless” approach, the incisions into the eye are made by a laser and the cataract is broken up with laser energy. This new procedure offers a reproducible technique which is customized for your eye.
There are costs associated with the use of the laser that are not covered by your insurance.
Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometry
Intraoperative wavefront aberrometry is a new option to measure your eye during your cataract procedure to optimize your postoperative visual outcomes. This aberrometer provides an on-demand analysis of your eye not possible with today’s conventional measurements and instruments. Your surgeon will discuss with you if this option would be beneficial in your surgery.
There are costs associated with the use of this technology that are not covered by your insurance.