Laser Cataract Surgery: Dr. Neda Shamie and Dr. Arjan Hura are some of the nation’s leaders in vision correction research.
Manual cataract surgery
Laser cataract surgery
State-of-the-Art, bladeless surgery to restore your vision.
One of the innovations that our top cataract surgeons offer is the use of a precise femtosecond laser in cataract surgery.
Cataracts, clouding of the natural lens of the eye, are the leading cause of vision loss in adults age 55 and older, and the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health.
During non-laser cataract surgery, the patient’s natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant using traditional surgical implements and blades. Laser Cataract Surgery allows Dr. Shamie or Dr. Hura to perform cataract surgery without blades of any kind.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Cataract Surgery
Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery: The New Standard
Los Angeles Cataract Surgeons, Dr. Shamie and Dr. Hura use the state-of-the-art Femtosecond laser for laser cataract surgery. The Femtosecond is a small, superfast laser that makes precise incisions while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unaffected. It has been used for a decade in LASIK surgery and is now available for cataract surgery.
According to Dr. Shamie, "Laser cataract surgery is like robotic surgery on other parts of the body. We can do precise, minimally invasive cataract surgery with the laser. A large cataract can be broken into tiny pieces with the laser and removed through an ultra-small incision."
Dr. Shamie and Dr. Hura at the Los Angeles-based Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute are proud to offer some of the finest laser cataract surgery Los Angeles has to offer. Many cataract patients can expect the following benefits from their surgery:
“I am excited to offer Laser Cataract Surgery to all our cataract and lens exchange patients. I truly believe this revolutionary technology is the way of the future and will soon become the standard of care for all cataract patients.”Dr. Shamie
3 Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery Vs. Traditional (Manual) Method
More Gentle Surgery
Less energy is used in laser cataract surgery. Lower energy used inside the eye better protects the fragile internal structures of the eye. The risk of damage to the delicate structure that surrounds the cataract, the capsular bag, is lower with laser cataract surgery. An undamaged capsular bag is important to support the new lens implant.
More Accurate Outcomes
More precise laser incisions allow better correction of astigmatism. Also, your lens implant is better centered, snugly fit, and less likely to shift during your healing. A perfectly centered lens means more accurate vision correction and better quality of vision.
The laser creates small and precise incisions to help treat low levels of astigmatism. This leads to more accurate vision correction.
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How Laser Cataract Surgery works
Cataract surgery has several steps: making an incision in the cornea, breaking up the old, cloudy natural lens, removing the lens, and correctly placing the replacement lens.
Laser Cataract Surgery uses the Femtosecond laser to do many of the steps currently performed by hand but is now bladeless, all computer-controlled and programmed by Dr. Neda Shamie or Dr. Hura.
Although modern 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 even better outcomes and make Advanced Cataract Surgery at the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles even safer.
During the laser procedure, small incisions are made in the cornea of the eye with the laser. The laser is also used to break up the natural lens of the eye so it may be removed. The lens is then removed through the incisions and the procedure continues as the new intraocular lens is placed in the eye.
A Lens Implant will complete your vision restoration
After your cataract surgery, there are many options for replacement lenses, and our Vision Correction Specialists will help you choose the one that best suits your needs.
Standard Lens Implants
Have a single focal point. They optimize vision for one distance, such as looking at distance objects. These implants offer excellent vision, but usually require glasses for many daily activities, such as driving, computer work, reading and near vision tasks. The cost of these lenses is covered by most insurance and Medicare.
Are designed with multiple focal zones so patients can see well close up or at a distance. These lenses are especially popular with patients that are looking for great vision for both distance and reading without the need for glasses or contacts. Learn more about Multi-focal Lenses.
Use the eye’s natural focusing ability. The lens moves and flexes within the eye to allow the eye to focus as needed for clear vision at a distance or intermediately. However, with these types of lenses near vision may not be as clear, so reading glasses may be needed. Learn more about Accommodating lenses.
Are designed to correct larger amounts of astigmatism in order to provide sharper vision for patients with less reliance on glasses. These are the only type of lenses that provide correction for larger degrees of astigmatism. Learn more about Toric lenses.
Light-adjusting lenses are currently being under study at the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute. These lenses permit our doctors to adjust your vision after surgery using only light, with the goal of giving you vision that will not require glasses for distance vision. Learn more about Light-Adjusting lenses.
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Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but they don’t have to impede your lifestyle. With the innovations now available in cataract surgery, Dr. Shamie or Dr. Hura can restore your ability to see clearly and enjoy your life. With a comprehensive Cataract Consultation, you will be able to find out about all of your options and decide for yourself when and if laser cataract surgery is right for you.
We would love to have you be one of our thousands of happy, cataract-free patients.
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