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Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery

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State-of-the-Art, bladeless surgery to restore your vision.

One of the innovations that top cataract surgeon Dr. Adam Fedyk has been incorporating is the use of laser surgery to treat cataracts.

Cataracts, clouding of the natural lens of the eye, are the leading cause of vision loss in adults age 55 and older, and the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health.

During non-laser cataract surgery, the patient’s natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant using traditional surgical implements and blades. Laser Cataract Surgery allows Dr. Fedyk to perform the cataract surgery without blades of any kind.

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A Personal Message from Dr. Fedyk

“I am excited to offer Laser Cataract Surgery to all of our cataract patients. I truly believe this ground-breaking technology is the way of the future and will someday become the standard of care for any cataract patient.”

Dr. Adam Fedyk

   

Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery: The New Standard

shutterstock_189240185St. Louis Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Adam Fedyk uses the state-of-the-art Femtosecond laser for laser cataract surgery. The Femtosecond is a small, accurate laser that makes precise incisions while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unaffected. It is been used for a decade in LASIK surgery, but has just become available for cataract surgery.

According to Dr. Fedyk, “The femtosecond laser is the most innovative advance to come along in cataract surgery in the past 20 years. With the laser we can do very precise, minimally invasive cataract surgery.”

Dr Fedyk and the St. Louis Eye Institute are proud to offer some of the finest laser cataract surgery St. Louis has to offer.

Victus image 3The size, shape and location of each incision are precisely programmed by Dr. Fedyk allowing a more predictable and reproducible procedure.

The femtosecond laser allows for superior astigmatism treatment during the surgery.  Small bladeless incisions are made in the cornea to relax and eliminate the astigmatism of the eye.  This allows the lens implant to function at full capacity and provides the patient with minimal distortion in their vision.


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