What Is Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery?

Experience the exceptional capabilities of Eye MDs of Inland, where we effectively address cataracts while significantly reducing your reliance on glasses through a single surgery. Benefit from the advantages of laser-assisted cataract surgery, complemented by cutting-edge lens implants powered by advanced technology. Embrace a clearer vision and improved quality of life with our expertly performed procedures.

With modern laser refractive cataract surgery, we now have the ability to customize the cataract surgery to fix astigmatism, near and far sightedness. Results varies and many factors are involved in the final outcome. As with any surgical procedure there are risks.

We customize a lens implant to your eye.
•Toric lens (Astigmatism correcting lens)
•Multifocal lens (Broad range of vision)
•Extended Depth of Focus lens implants

Advanced technology intraocular lens implants:


What To Know About Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery

Laser refractive cataract surgery may be fairly routine, but it helps to know what to expect.

A refractive error refers to the eye’s inability to focus light to the retina. If the optic nerve cannot correctly send visual information from the retina to the brain, it reduces visual quality. Some of the most common refractive errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (inability to focus for reading).

To qualify for laser refractive cataract eye surgery, you must require cataract removal and an eye witch can be dilated with eye drops. Not all refractive errors are correctable. Your Vision Surgeon will conduct a series of tests to determine whether laser refractive cataract surgery is the right treatment for your visual conditions.

Laser-assisted cataract surgery, also known as femtosecond laser cataract surgery, began to emerge in the early 2000s. The first significant advancements in this field were made around 2009-2010, when femtosecond lasers became more widely used in ophthalmic surgeries.

One of the notable milestones in the development of laser-assisted cataract surgery was the approval of the first femtosecond laser specifically designed for cataract surgery by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009.

These laser systems offer precise and computer-controlled capabilities for creating corneal incisions, performing capsulotomies, and fragmenting the cataract-affected natural lens, making the surgery more customizable and potentially improving outcomes.

The recovery after cataract surgery is generally smooth and relatively quick for most patients. The procedure itself typically takes only about 10 to 15 minutes per eye, and patients are usually discharged on the same day.
-Initially there is a patch on the operated eye and someone needs to take you home.
-The next day the patch is removed and usually the vision is improved (sometimes more time is required for visual recovery depending on many factors).
-Most patients can go about their usual activities while limiting strenuous activities and jarring movements for one week. Many are able to see well enough to work and drive (this is not a guarantee your ability to drive after surgery).

A full recovery typically takes around four to six weeks, but soreness and discomfort from the surgery should ease up after a few days. Your doctors will walk you through specific recovery recommendations, but be sure to avoid rubbing your eyes.

What is the difference between Manual Cataract Surgery and Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Laser refractive cataract surgery represents the pinnacle of precision and innovation in vision correction. By integrating advanced laser technology with the expertise of skilled ophthalmic surgeons, this revolutionary procedure offers patients unparalleled visual clarity and freedom from cataracts. Through a painless and swift process, the laser gently breaks up the cloudy cataract, allowing for its seamless removal and replacement with a custom intraocular lens tailored to each individual’s unique prescription and lifestyle needs. With rapid recovery times and remarkable results, laser refractive cataract surgery not only restores vision but enhances quality of life, empowering individuals to see the world with newfound clarity and confidence.

Manual cataract surgery:

Laser Assisted Cataract:

The femtosecond laser performs all of these steps in a precise reproducible manner.
Results vary and there are risks with both types of cataract procedures. This is not a guarantee of freedom from glasses or contacts. The Eye MDs of Inland are comfortable with both cataract surgery techniques and we can discuss specific recommendations for you based on your eye, your goals and your life style.

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Our Eye MDs (ophthalmologist) focus on long-term eye health and work to improve or maintain your vision. Many problems do not appear until the later stages of life and require thorough care to resolve or manage them. We conduct comprehensive eye exams to monitor and detect the early signs of eye diseases.

Eye MDs of Inland addresses adult optometric and ophthalmologic concerns, including the following:

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If you believe laser refractive cataract surgery is the right treatment for you, contact Eye MDs of Inland today and schedule an appointment. Our highly trained team will run tests to determine whether you qualify for the surgery. Call us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or just fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you.  

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