About Laser Cataract Surgery at The Eye Care & Surgery Center in New Jersey - FLACS® Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
About Laser Cataract Surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery is performed in New Jersey at The Eye Care & Surgery Center by cataract surgeons Ivan Jacobs, M.D., Joel Confino, M.D. and Roslyn Stahl, M.D. Cataract surgery is a technically complex type of eye surgery requiring tremendous surgical skill to perform a number of steps that are currently performed manually. Recently researchers have worked with laser physicists, engineers and manufacturers to determine how to apply the femtosecond laser to cataract surgery.
From a surgical perspective, our cataract surgeons believe that incorporation of the femtosecond laser into the cataract surgery, FLACS®, and lens implant procedure is beneficial for:
- Creating "perfect" incisions-without using a blade or knife-in terms of size and architecture, which is important in order to have the incision seal properly without the use of stitches and to prevent infection.
- Creating a perfectly centered and sized "capsulotomy", which is the "opening" prepared in the front of the crystalline lens through which the cloudy lens material is removed.
- Liquefying, softening or "chopping" the crystalline lens, in order to allow the cloudy material to be removed so as to deliver a gentler eye surgery procedure.
- Creating the possibility of precisely sized and placed corneal incisions, such as might be performed with Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI), to correct pre-existing astigmatism.
Laser cataract surgery allows eye surgeons to deliver a number of the skill intensive steps of cataract surgery in a safe, more precise and gentler manner. This increased safety and accuracy may lead to even further improvements in the clinical results.