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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

Laser-assisted cataract surgery is the safest, most accurate, and most reliable way to remove cataracts. Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, offers the best in cataract surgery. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment and procedures, all with the goal of helping you see clearly again. Call Hawaii Vision Specialists today to learn more about laser-assisted cataract surgery.

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Q & A

What is laser-assisted cataract surgery?

Laser-assisted cataract surgery, also known as femtosecond laser surgery, is the most advanced type of surgery for cataract removal.

In laser-assisted cataract surgery, your doctor uses a femtosecond laser to create incisions to carefully extract your damaged eye lens. By using a laser for this procedure, your doctor can be far more accurate and precise than would ever be possible with manual surgery.

What happens after the doctor removes my cataracts?

After your cataracts are removed, your doctor uses the ORA System™ to make sure the cataract tissue is gone and to double-check your eye measurements. By doing this, your doctor can ensure the best possible fit for your replacement eye lens.

The ORA System is a state-of-the-art tool that works particularly well with laser-assisted cataract surgery because both are so precise.

What kind of intraocular implant will I get during surgery?

Hawaii Vision Specialists offers a wide variety of the most advanced intraocular implants available. The exact intraocular implant you'll need will depend on your eye measurements, your eye issues, and other factors specific to you. Some of the most common types of intraocular implants include:

Premium intraocular lenses

Premium intraocular lenses offer advantages that conventional intraocular lenses don’t provide. With a conventional intraocular lens, you'll probably have to wear reading glasses for close-up vision. However, many premium lenses have flexible haptics, which means the intraocular lens can shift forward to enhance close-up vision. This means you won’t need reading glasses.

Toric intraocular lenses

If you have astigmatism along with nearsightedness or farsightedness, a toric intraocular lens can correct both problems.

Multifocal intraocular lenses

Multifocal intraocular lenses work like bifocal glasses, as they correct multiple issues at once. Although a premium intraocular lens can help with close-up vision, it's best for minor vision issues. Multifocal intraocular lenses can help with more serious cases of nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Your doctor will explain your options for intraocular lenses and laser-assisted cataract surgery.

Call Hawaii Vision Specialists today to book your laser cataract surgery consultation.