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What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

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Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.
S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability.

In brief: Ultrasound

The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.
S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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Dr. Richard Witlin
There is a new laser called a femto-second laser that is starting to be used to some of the steps involved in cataract surgery, such as making all of the incisions, treating astigmatism, and softening up the lens to aid in its removal
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Cataract surgery

Many techniques are employed but modern techniques utilizing small incisions and high frequency ultrasound are superior in terms of safety and rapidity of healing.

In brief: Cataract surgery

Many techniques are employed but modern techniques utilizing small incisions and high frequency ultrasound are superior in terms of safety and rapidity of healing.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Phaco or laser

The two techniques used now are phacoemulsification (ultrasound), and laser to remove the cataract.
Each surgeon may have their own specific techniques, but they will use one of the two.

In brief: Phaco or laser

The two techniques used now are phacoemulsification (ultrasound), and laser to remove the cataract.
Each surgeon may have their own specific techniques, but they will use one of the two.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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