Answers to Common Eye Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about eye health.

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: Edward Thomas, MD, FACS, Ohio Eyecare Institute; Amina Husain Zaman, MD, Ohio Eyecare Institute; Peter Koumas, DO, Ohio Eyecare Institute

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