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Advanced techniques in laser cataract surgery bring a new level of precision and accuracy to cataract treatment. Dr. Khodabakhsh, a pioneer in refractive cataract surgery, was one of the first to incorporate the innovative femtosecond laser technology in 2011. The doctors at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology have been the leading ophthalmologists employing this technique and train other eye specialists to perform the procedure.

What is laser cataract surgery?

Laser cataract surgery is also known as refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery (ReLACS) or femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). It is an advanced technique that uses a femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) laser for performing specific steps in cataract surgery, traditionally performed with hand-held surgical instruments. These steps include the corneal incision, the anterior capsulotomy (removal of the front portion of the lens), and lens and cataract fragmentation (breaking up and removal of the cataract). Laser cataract surgery prepares your eye for an intraocular lens (IOL).

image of how a laser cataract surgery is performed

Am I a candidate for laser cataract surgery in Beverly Hills?

You may be a candidate for laser cataract surgery if your cataracts have developed enough to interfere with your ability to read, drive at night, perform routine daily tasks, or enjoy clear vision as a quality of life issue. Request a consultation to discuss laser cataract surgery if your symptoms include:

  • Dim, clouded, or blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Increasing difficulty seeing at night
  • Needing brighter light for reading and close-up activities
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Yellowing or fading of colors
  • Need for frequent changes in contact lens or eyeglass prescriptions

What can I expect with laser cataract surgery?

Laser cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. You will be comfortable throughout the surgery with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. After making a tiny incision with the beam from a femtosecond laser, the surgeon uses an ultrasonic instrument to emulsify the lens material (called phacoemulsification or phaco). The surgeon aspirates the broken lens material from the eye through the tiny incision, which heals naturally without the need for stitches.

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What is recovery like after laser cataract surgery?

You will need to arrange another person to drive you home after the procedure. Some people have improved vision within a few hours of surgery, while others may have blurred vision for a few days. You may experience mild soreness and discomfort, which should subside in a day or two. Avoid strenuous exercise or lifting heavy objects for one week after laser cataract surgery.

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology?

  • Our Beverly Hills eye surgeons are pioneers in laser cataract surgery. 
  • We were one of the first practices to perform advanced refractive surgical techniques.
  • We have always been ahead of the curve in offering state-of-the-art treatments in vision correction, eye care, and treating a range of eye conditions and diseases.
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What are the benefits of laser cataract surgery?

Laser cataract surgery is also called “bladeless surgery”. Studies indicate that a laser incision may be more predictable and repeatable than an incision made with a scalpel, and can achieve a superior outcome. The laser incision also lowers any risk of damaging the capsule into which the synthetic lens is placed.

How does laser cataract surgery allow for a custom-tailored surgical plan?

Every human eye is slightly different in terms of size, depth, and other key features. The femtosecond laser utilizes highly-advanced technologies (such as integrated optical coherence tomography or OCT) to capture high-resolution images of your eyes. Our Beverly Hills eye surgeon uses these images to plan and perform surgery to exacting specifications not attainable with traditional surgical techniques.

What are my options after my cataracts are removed?

When the cataract is removed, your natural lens is removed as well. At this time, the surgeon will implant an intraocular lens or IOL to replace the natural lens in the natural lens capsule of the eye. Before surgery, our ophthalmologist will help you decide which type of IOL is best for you.

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