Introducing the LENSAR™ Femtosecond Laser System
Laser Cataract Surgery If your vision is getting cloudy, if you are losing your color perception or you are having trouble seeing at night, you may be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Although cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today, laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many of the key surgical steps to provide possibly better outcomes and potentially make cataract surgery even safer.
Things to think about before cataract surgery
1. Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
2. What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal or multifocal lens implant?
When you select Keith Liang, M.D. – Center for Sight’s Sacramento cataract center for your cataract removal, you will enjoy all the benefits of excellence and experience for which we are proud to be known. Dr. Liang has created a legacy of advanced level ophthalmology work dating back to his days at LSU. As a California native, he earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University-Lions Eye Center. His research at LSU included participation in the LASIK clinical trials with the FDA.
Now, Dr. Liang, is continuing this tradition by bringing the safest and most advanced cataract surgery to California. This new advancement in cataract surgery is known as laser cataract surgery. Dr. Liang selected the LENSAR™ Femtosecond Laser System as the cataract laser for his patients. The LENSAR™ system has a unique ability to define the cataract’s entire anatomy allowing for a safer possible solution for cataract removal.
If you are seeking the most advanced cataract surgery in Sacramento be sure to contact our eye care office directly. We are happy to provide a consultation to determine the best and safest approach to cataract surgery for you. There are many items to consider prior to having cataract surgery including your choice of lens implant. Dr. Liang is a cataract implant specialist and has a great understanding of all lens implants and how they have performed over the years of his experience. The latest technology advanced lens implants, also called premium lens implants can break out into various categories and we will explain each implant and the potential benefit it could bring to your overall vision.
The Origins of Cataract Surgery
Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery
Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery has been around for many years and has been very effective for most people. The technique of Phacoemulsification cataract surgery was initially invented in 1967 by Charles Kelman, MD. This breakthrough literally paved the way to small incision micro cataract surgery. Although phacoemulsification is considered to be the current state of the art cataract removal technique, many steps in the cataract procedure are still performed manually with, either a surgical blade or forceps. Laser cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser can now perform these steps adding a greater amount of precision and improved visual outcome to the entire cataract procedure.
What happens during laser cataract surgery?
Although it’s common belief that lasers have been used in cataract surgery for years, this is not true. With the introduction of the LENSAR™ Laser System, laser cataract surgery has become a reality, and Dr. Liang can now remove your cataract in a more advanced way. Laser cataract surgery is made even more precise by Augmented Reality™, a unique imaging system that provides Dr. Liang with a sophisticated, 3-D view of your eye to help plan and treat your cataract.
With this advanced technology, Dr. Liang can offer you a better, more precise cataract removal procedure that is customized to your eye’s own unique size and shape. To understand what happens in the cataract removal process please visit our cataract surgery page.
LENSAR™ Laser System (Laser Cataract Surgery)
Dr. Liang offers the LENSAR™ Laser System as part of your advanced cataract procedure because it is safe, effective, and uses the same proven laser technology that’s been used in LASIK procedures for over a decade.
Other benefits include:
- A unique, high-resolution, 3-D view of your eye that allows Dr. Liang to tailor your treatment, which can improve visual outcomes.
- The most advanced technology available, which may reduce the time it takes to remove your cataracts.
- A system designed with comfort in mind, so you can relax, knowing the latest technology available is being used to treat one of your most valuable senses.
- Sophisticated imaging, biometric measurements and reconstruction ensure precise laser pulse placement.
- Dr. Liang can choose the size, shape and location of anterior capsulotomy, and the most appropriate cataract removal pattern.
- Surgeon-selectable treatment patterns and efficient nuclear disassembly allow for easier lens removal of even the densest nuclei.
Scheduling a Cataract Surgery Screening
Please feel free to contact our office at your convenience to discuss our cataract screening process. Call us directly at 916-446-2020.
After Cataract Surgery
Most patients are concerned about the cataract surgery recovery process. Dr. Liang at Center for Sight provides the best quality care and thoroughly explains what you can expect after cataract surgery. Recovery from cataract surgery is generally very quick. Most patients obtain better vision within the first 24 hours of the procedure. Itching and mild discomfort are normal after cataract surgery. Some fluid discharge is also common. Your eye may be sensitive to light and touch. If you have discomfort, Dr. Liang can suggest treatment. After one or two days, any moderate discomfort should disappear. Complete visual recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients return to their everyday activities within a day or two. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the second procedure will most likely be scheduled within a week or two. Dr. Liang will schedule exams to check on your progress. Each person heals differently so it is important to discuss the cataract surgery recovery with Dr. Liang.