Treatment For Cataracts
The success of your cataract surgery depends not only on the skill of your surgeon, but also on the technology used. Dr. Gupta takes great pride in providing the latest and best surgical technology for his patients.
At Cleveland Clinic Sugarbush Eye and Laser Centre, we offer several options for cataract surgery. We are one of the few offices in the United States that offers Laser Cataract Surgery using the Alcon LenSx Laser technology. This technology uses a 3-D surgical imaging system that allows Dr. Gupta to envision, tailor and perform many of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery. These steps, which were previously performed by hand, can now be performed by a computer-controlled femtosecond laser, allowing the most precise methods for corneal incisions and cataract fragmentation. This new technology provides precision that is simply unattainable with manual surgery.
Dr. Gupta was the first Cleveland Clinic surgeon and the first surgeon in North Central Ohio to perform Laser Cataract surgery.
When combined with an Intraocular Lens implant (IOL), cataract surgery provides good to excellent vision. Patients who have refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can have their vision corrected with the appropriate IOL.
Steps in Alcon LenSx ® Laser Cataract Surgery
At Cleveland Clinic Sugarbush Eye and Laser Centre, we perform Laser Cataract Surgery as an outpatient procedure. We are proud to be the first practice in the North Central Ohio region to use the Alcon LenSx Femtosecond Laser…and we’re proud to have performed more Laser Cataract Surgeries than any other practice in North Central Ohio.
The surgical procedure for cataract removal and insertion of the intraocular lens implant only takes about 15 minutes per eye. When you arrive at the surgery center, we will have you complete any necessary paperwork and let you begin to relax prior to the procedure.
- The doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the eye (cataract surgery is performed on only one eye at a time – if you require surgery on both eyes, surgery for the second eye will be scheduled at least 2 weeks after the first).
- You will relax in the surgical suite as the anesthesia takes effect.
- When your eyes are prepared, the doctor will create a micro-incision on the cornea using advanced LenSx laser technology (no blades).
- The LenSx laser is also used to soften and break up the cataract so it can be removed.
- A replacement Intraocular Lens (IOL) is inserted in the eye.
- The eye heals naturally without stitches or sutures.
To learn more about the steps in Laser Cataract Surgery, contact us to schedule your Cataract Consultation.
Laser Cataract Surgery vs. Traditional