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3D Laser Cataract Surgery (LASERACT™) in Nashville, TN

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About Laser Cataract Surgery

At Wang Vision Institute, we are excited to provide the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatment options to treat patients with a cataract, such as laser cataract surgery. Classified as an opacity of the natural lens of the eye, cataracts typically start to form after 40 years of age. Since cataracts are opaque regions within the makeup of the lens, the lens needs to be extracted and substituted with an IOL (intraocular lens) to control the condition. At our Nashville, TN ocular center, laser cataract surgery is performed using the LenSx laser, as well as a host of other technologies to provide you with the ideal treatment for your unique situation. The state-of-the-art LenSx laser can digitally diagram the eye's surface to make a more exact, scalpel-free incision, drastically decreasing the chances for infection. Our own founder and world-renown ophthalmologist, Dr. Ming Wang, was the first eye surgeon in the state of Tennessee to offer this breakthrough surgery to patients.

For cataract patients who also have refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia, specialty IOLs are an option that's able to serve as corrective lenses. These IOLs not only rid the patient of cataracts but also eliminate their requirement for traditional prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Schedule a comprehensive eye examination with one of our skilled eye surgeons at Wang Vision Institute to find out if you could be a good candidate for laser cataract surgery.

Best Candidates for Laser Cataract Surgery

Any patient who has later-stage cataracts is potentially eligible for laser cataract surgery. While patients with regular astigmatism can reap great results from the procedure, those with irregular astigmatism may not qualify. Additionally, those who have undergone LASIK may not be great candidates since the cataract laser technology could potentially affect the corneal flap that's created during LASIK surgery. As part of your assessment at Wang Vision Institute, one of our experienced ophthalmologists will be able to go over any possible restrictions, as well as discuss your most ideal treatment options.

What To Expect with Laser Cataract Surgery

Our practice's own Dr. Wang is the only eye surgeon in the state of Tennessee to perform LASERACT, a procedure that utilizes four state-of-the-art technologies to comprehensively treat patients with cataracts. These devices include the 3D TrueVision microsurgical system, the intra-operative ORA wavefront system, laser lens surgery, and laser astigmatism treatment to address each individual's unique situation with great accuracy and outcomes.

Around 30 ­– 45 minutes prior to laser cataract surgery, a member of our professional eye care team will numb the patient’s eyes with specialized eye drops. Laser cataract surgery is similar to traditional cataract surgery with the exception that no blades are used. Instead, our office's intuitive LenSx laser graphs an intricate map of the eye, which means that our laser can find the precise position of the cataract. After the cataract is disintegrated and taken out, Dr. Wang will position the appropriate intraocular lens. Due to its exceptional accuracy and employment of 3D technology, laser cataract surgery produces more impressive results and offers a quicker recovery process than traditional surgery.

Follow-Up for laser surgery

The recuperation time for laser cataract surgery ordinarily ranges from 1 – 2 months, but this period often depends on the patient. Throughout the healing process, patients are required to follow essential post-surgery guidelines to ensure the safest recovery. Those who receive laser cataract surgery need to use specific types of prescription eye drops for most of the recovery process. It's extremely important to not press on or irritate the eyes in any way as they continue to get better. Dr. Wang or a member of his team may also require some patients to wear an eye patch to avoid any unnecessary irritation. For nearly all of our patients, vision is noticeably improved directly after their procedure; however, you may experience blurry vision for a few days until the post-op swelling starts to fade. Our team of ophthalmologists at Wang Vision Institute asks that all laser cataract surgery patients return for a series of follow-up visits in order to monitor their recovery process, as well as to ensure the patient's eyesight is progressing as it should.

Advanced Cataracts Solutions

If ignored, cataracts will severely affect your day-to-day life and eventually result in a total loss of vision. With the help of laser cataract surgery at Wang Vision Institute, we can eliminate your cataract and help you achieve even better vision than before. We encourage any individuals who have been diagnosed with cataracts to contact our Nashville, TN office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ming Wang or Dr. Josh Frenkel. They can speak with you about each of your options and explain why laser cataract surgery is by far the best treatment for cataracts available today.

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