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Laser Based Cataract Surgery is Now an Option!



Dr. Aaker now offers laser guided cataract surgery.  When you make an appointment Dr. Aaker will discuss the risks and benefits of this high tech option.  In most cases the laser is able to make the incisions into the eye, and make the opening in the superficial part of the lens.  The laser can now also partially break up the lens and in some cases this will allow the lens to be removed with less energy.

The laser is also able to make incisions into the eye to treat astigmatism.  Some of these femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery can also treat astigmatism without actually making an incision to the surface of the eye.  When combined with premium intraocular lenses, the laser may result in reduced need for glasses.  Despite these benefits, Dr. Aaker usually feels that a traditional based surgery is the better option for most patients.  He would be happy to discuss these options with you if you make an appointment.

Please do not hesitate to call us to schedule an evaluation of your cataracts and learn more about this option

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