Advanced laser technology for cataract surgery available at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
Cataracts are areas of cloudiness in the eye that occur when proteins in the lens clump together and don’t allow light to properly pass through. The changes gradually impair vision, which sometimes progresses to blindness. Surgery to remove the cataracts and replace the lens was once the only treatment option.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital offers a procedure that uses new technology to more effectively treat cataracts and provide patients with the highest level of care. It is called femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and allows the ophthalmologic surgeon to perform the procedure bladelessly. Instead of cutting into the cornea, a high-tech laser is used to soften the cataract and break it into small pieces for removal by the surgeon.
The advantages of the laser option over the traditional cataract surgery are greater precision for the doctor, and quicker healing, less trauma and less downtime for the patient