Laser Cataract Surgery

About Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery is performed at The Eye Care & Surgery Center in New Jersey by cataract surgeons Joel Confino, M.D., Dipal Shah, M.D., Gregory Kramer, M.D. and Palak Majmudar, M.D. Cataract surgery is a technically complex type of eye surgery requiring tremendous surgical skill to perform, with a number of steps traditionally performed manually. Researchers have worked with laser physicists to determine how to apply the femtosecond laser to cataract surgery. From a surgical perspective, our cataract surgeons believe that incorporation of the femtosecond laser into the cataract surgery and lens implant procedure is beneficial for:

  • Creating “perfect” incisions-without using a blade or knife-in terms of size and architecture, which is important in order to have the incision seal properly without the use of stitches and to prevent infection.
  • Creating a perfectly centered and sized “capsulotomy”, which is the “opening” prepared in the front of the crystalline lens through which the cloudy lens material is removed.
  • Liquefying, softening or “chopping” the crystalline lens, in order to allow the cloudy material to be removed so as to deliver a gentler eye surgery procedure.
  • Creating the possibility of precisely sized and placed corneal incisions, such as might be performed with Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI), to correct pre-existing astigmatism.

Laser cataract surgery allows eye surgeons to deliver a number of the skill intensive steps of cataract surgery in a safe, more precise and gentler manner. This increased safety and accuracy may lead to even further improvements in the clinical results.