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.
Laser Cataract Surgery Reviews
"I went to see Dr. Wang because my vision had deteriorated greatly over the years due to cataracts. I knew Dr. Wang was one of the top eye surgeons in the world and I could trust him to help me. This decision has turned out to be one of the best I have ever made. Dr. Wang informed me that I was seeing at about a 60% level. I received the laser cataract surgery and the forever young lens. My right eye was done on Thursday of last week and the left eye this Tuesday. The results are beyond words. It is a whole new world. Outdoors, I clearly see the colors and the beauty all around. I can read without glasses, see the computer screen, and see the beauty in peoples' faces. This is one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. Dr. Wang is knowledgeable and well educated but I sense that it is his spiritual connection that lead me to him. His entire staff reflects his level of caring and professionalism. I can't thank Dr. Wang and his staff enough for this tremendous gift. I thank GOD and I thank Dr. Wang...............THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!!"- J.P. / Google / Nov 02, 2015
"I had Dr. Wang perform laser cataract surgery on my right eye on Tuesday April 7, 2015. At that time, my vision was very poor. Here it is one day after the surgery and I can already tell a HUGE improvement in my vision. I wish that I had done this sooner. Dr. Wang has a wonderful bedside manner and is a good Christian man. He explained everything he was doing througout the procedure and even said a prayer with me before he started. That really touched my heart. I am having my left eye done next Tuesday, April 14th and am sure that I will be seeing twice as good in no time. I thank God for steering me to Dr. Wang. If you or anyone you know needs any type of help with your vision, then I can highly recommend you see Dr. Ming Wang at Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, TN. You WON'T be sorry. I'm sure not."- R.G. / Google / Nov 16, 2015
"I had a GREAT experience at Wang Vision Institute. I had the 3D laser cataract surgery performed. The nurses were so nice and answered all my questions. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. After the laser portion of the surgery was done; Dr. Wang came in to insert the lens into my eye, 30 minutes and he was done! I experienced no pain throughout the process. You can tell Dr. Wang loves his work and has a wonderful staff. I love my new eyes! Thank you Dr. Wang. I would recommend anyone to see Dr. Wang."- V.C. / Google / Nov 16, 2015
"I had 3D laser cataract surgery/forever young lens procedure Dr Wang and his staff are knowledgeable,professional,personable and compassionate group of people. Dr Wang called me personally the night of the surgery to see how I was doing. I want to thank everyone at the office and surgery center"- D.A. / Google / Nov 02, 2016
"Dr. Ming Wang is a compassionate, kind and excellent surgeon. The care I received from Dr. Wang and his staff could not have been better. I have worn glasses for over 40 years and the day after 3D Laser Cataract surgery and Forever Young lens surgery, I have 20/25 vision. You will not find a friendlier or more competent group anywhere – Team Wang is the best.Susan F."- A.F. / Google / Nov 16, 2016
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.