Traditional vs. Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery
With traditional cataract surgery, small incisions are created with a bladed tool. Performed on an outpatient basis, traditional cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful medical procedures performed today. Refractive laser surgery uses a precise laser guided by a computer imaging system to make the incisions. The increased precision allows the doctor to customize the procedure to your eye's unique characteristics during critical steps in the procedure, resulting in a safer surgery and an optimal outcome.