Before cataract surgery, a thorough eye exam is carried out to rule out other eye diseases and to assess cataract symptoms that the patient presents. Biometric measurements are taken to allow us to accurately select the intraocular lens.
Shortly before the laser cataract surgery, we apply antibiotic eye drops and a solution to dilate the pupil. Before beginning, the eye becomes irritated due to so much antiseptic so we add anaesthetic eye drops.
The laser cataract surgery has a duration of about 7 minutes. The corneal microincision and opening in the anterior lens capsule are performed with the femtosecond laser. The corneal microincision doesn’t need stitches. It closes itself due to intraocular pressure so the recovery is very quick. At the end of the laser cataract surgery, patients leave on their own feet, eyes uncovered.