Bladeless Cataract Surgery: A High-Tech Solution
Cataracts are among the most common kinds of optical problems. These occur when the lens of the eye clouds over. There are a variety of causes, though aging is among the most common. Untreated, cataracts can lead to vision loss and even blindness.
Cataract surgery has long provided relief for this problem. It’s one of the most common ophthalmological procedures practiced today. Now, our team here at the Tayani Institute is excited to announce that we’re using a revolutionary new procedure to provide even better service for our patients: bladeless cataract surgery.
Cataract Surgery the Old-Fashioned Way
The goal of cataract surgery is to remove and replace the clouded lens. Surgeons have traditionally done this by making an incision into the patient’s cornea. Once this is done, the surgeon will create a circular hole in the capsule, which gives them access to the affected lens. The lens is then broken up through a process called phacoemulsification. The remnants are aspirated from the eye, and the lens is replaced.
The procedure is safe and quite effective. However, patients can now choose to undergo bladeless cataract surgery. This allows for premium lens placement and optimal results.
Bladeless Cataract Surgery and the LenSx Laser
The Tayani Institute’s surgeons utilize the LenSx femtosecond laser to perform bladeless cataract surgery. This is the most widely used laser of its kind, and offers unparalleled precision.
The LenSx laser allows the surgeon to make much neater incisions. As a result, the surgery is both faster and more efficient. The recovery time is also reduced, since the process doesn’t require as much ultrasonic energy to emulsify the lens. It’s easy to see why bladeless cataract surgery is in such high demand.
Bringing Bladeless Cataract Surgery to Southern California
The West Coast Center for Surgery (WCCS) is the only surgery facility in south Orange County that offers bladeless cataract surgery using the LenSx femtosecond laser. The Tayani Institute is dedicated to making sure that patients receive the best treatments, performed by the best surgeons. We’ve chosen this laser because of its proven ability. It has been successfully used in over 500,000 ophthalmological procedures world-wide.
As experts, we’re always looking for new ways to help. That’s why we’re proud to present our patients with the latest technology in cataract removal and astigmatism treatment.
Our state-of-the-art surgical facility, the WCCS Center of Excellence for Eyes, was founded by Dr. Ramin Tayani. It is located in San Clemente, adjacent to the Tayani Institute medical practice. You can learn more by visiting our website, or by calling us at (949) 489-2218