Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

What is laser-assisted cataract surgery?

With laser-assisted cataract surgery, the doctor uses a laser rather than a knife to make a small cut in the eye’s surface, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon(NIH).

The same laser is used to soften the cataract, which is then removed with a suction, according to the NIH.

Using a laser can help doctors be more accurate and can help speed up recovery, according to the NIH.

After the cataract is taken out, an artificial lens – called an intraocular lens (IOL) – is put in to replace the old lens, according to the NIH.

This IOL helps to improve vision in place of the previous lens with the cataract on it.

Talk to your doctor for more information about laser-assisted cataract surgery.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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