Traditional vs FLACS (Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery)
When it comes to removing cataracts, your doctor may discuss two surgical options: traditional cataract surgery or Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
Femto Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
- Precision removal
- Planned with a 3-D blueprint of your eye
- Incisions made with a laser
- Basic removal
- Planned with measurements of your eye
- Incisions made with a blade
You and your doctor may decide laser surgery is your best treatment option, considering the specific condition of your cataracts. With FLACS, your surgeon uses the laser to create a tiny incision in your eye to soften and break up the cataract. Next, your surgeon will suction out the cataract pieces and insert your new IOL.
Choosing the lens for your lifestyle
There are a variety of eye lenses designed for different conditions and lifestyles, and each is built to help keep your vision clear and sharp over time.