About Laser Cataract Surgery
At D'Ambrosio Eye Care, our cataract surgeons use the CATALYS® Precision Laser System to perform laser cataract surgery at the Gardner Cataract & Laser Center. Using the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery gives us amazing reproducibility, precision, safety and allows us to perform a gentler cataract surgery procedure. Francis A. D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D. has been involved in the development and technological advances in cataract surgery techniques for over 30 years and continues to be dedicated to providing central Massachusetts cataract patients access to world class eye surgery techniques through the use of advanced technology and procedures. While cataract surgery is one of the most frequent types of eye surgery procedures performed by D'Ambrosio Eye Care surgeons-and, typically with excellent results, it is technically complex and requires considerable surgical skill in order to perform the great number of manually delivered steps required.
At the direction of Dr. D'Ambrosio Jr., our cataract surgeons have incorporated the femtosecond laser into cataract surgery procedures so that with surgeon control they can:
Create "perfect" incisions, without using a blade or knife, in terms of size, position and architecture. This is important in order to have self-sealing, “sutureless” incisions without the use of stitches, and to help in preventing infection.
Create a perfectly centered and sized "capsulotomy". The capsulotomy is the "opening" prepared in the front of the crystalline lens through which the cloudy lens material is removed. It also plays a critical role in the centering of the lens implant, which can provide better uncorrected vision, especially when used in conjunction with multifocal lens implants and other complex intraocular lens implant designs.
Liquefy and soften the crystalline lens where the cataract has formed. This allows the surgeon to use less energy to remove the cataract, which is gentler on the eye.
Create the possibility of precisely sized and placed corneal incisions to minimize or eliminate astigmatism.
Under our skillful surgeon control, the laser cataract surgery procedure allows D'Ambrosio Eye Care surgeons to deliver a number of the manual skill intensive steps of cataract surgery in a safe, more precise, and gentler manner.
If you or someone you know has cataracts or is considering cataract surgery and would like to learn more about laser cataract surgery, please call D'Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937 to schedule an appointment.