LASER EYE SURGERY SPECIALISTS

LASER EYE SURGERY

When you’re faced with cataract surgery, you’ll have several decisions to make. Fortunately, cataracts progress slowly, and surgery doesn’t get more complex with more advanced cataract clouding.

 

The eye care professionals at the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, serving East Brunswick, Toms River, and Morristown, New Jersey, can guide you through your options, which now include laser eye surgery for cataracts. Call us to set up an appointment today.

What happens during cataract surgery?

Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of your eye. Left untreated, cataracts may result in complete blindness as the clouding progresses to the point where light is scattered so completely your eyes can no longer form images on the retina.

 

Cataract surgery in its conventional form is one of the most common surgeries performed today. The traditional procedure starts with the surgeon making a small incision in the cornea with a scalpel, through which instruments are inserted to access the lens capsule and then break up the clouded lens using ultrasound. The pieces of the lens are then suctioned out with another tool.

 

An artificial intraocular lens, or IOL, is then put in place of your natural lens. The opening in the cornea self-seals, so stitches are not usually used to close the incision.

How is laser cataract surgery different than conventional surgery?

Instead of a freehand scalpel incision, imaging equipment measures your eye and programs the laser with precise instructions for the location and depth of the cut, much more accurately than manual techniques. The laser also softens the tissue of the lens, which is then broken up with ultrasound and removed in the same manner as traditional surgery.

 

The precise cuts possible with laser assistance allow for astigmatism corrections and the implantation of premium IOLs, such as multifocal lenses. Typically, standard IOLs provide a general level of eyesight correction, but you’ll still require eyeglasses or contact lenses for certain situations or more refined general correction. Premium IOLs may help you achieve a level of vision where corrective lenses aren’t needed, though you should discuss your expectations with your eye care professional at Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care.

What are the benefits of laser surgery over traditional cataract surgery?

While laser surgical techniques sometimes offer better outcomes and fewer complications, this is not yet conclusively demonstrated in studies of cataract surgery, though there is some evidence of safer procedures. The advantages of lasers stem from the precision of the incisions, particularly when considering corrections to refractive errors.

 

Also, the lens softening that a laser provides reduces the amount of ultrasound needed to break up the cataract, preventing possible complications with this part of the procedure, common to laser and traditional methods.

Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Dr Desai was great! He made me feel comfortable about the entire procedure. Dr Desi and his staff followed up with me later that day, the next day and a few days after the procedure. The location in somerset that he uses is very clean and the staff there is excellent as well. My husband was in the waiting area and they updated him to assure him that everything was going according to schedule and the procedure was going well. I would highly recommend Witlin for the Doctors as well as procedures and eye care.

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Dr. Desai provided me with the highest level of service I have experienced from any physician to date. He took a considerable amount of time to explain my diagnosis and treatment options. There was no rush to his bedside manner. Even after my surgery (which went perfectly), he was available for any questions or concerns I had. I would (and have) recommend Dr. Desai to family and friends.

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OUR SERVICES

GLAUCOMA

GLAUCOMA

ASTIGMATISM

ASTIGMATISM

CATARACTS

CATARACTS

KERATOCONUS

KERATOCONUS

LASER EYE SURGERY

LASER EYE SURGERY

LASIK SURGERY

LASIK SURGERY

MACULAR DEGENERATION

MACULAR DEGENERATION

CORNEAL TRANSPLANT

CORNEAL TRANSPLANT

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

PTERYGIUM SURGERY

PTERYGIUM SURGERY

DRY EYES

DRY EYES

FUCHS DYSTROPHY

FUCHS DYSTROPHY

CLEAR LENS EXCHANGE

CLEAR LENS EXCHANGE

LIPIFLOW

LIPIFLOW

MULTIFOCAL

MULTIFOCAL

PINK EYE

PINK EYE

EMERGENCY EYE CARE

EMERGENCY EYE CARE

RED EYES

RED EYES

EYE FLOATERS

EYE FLOATERS