Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery services offered in Brooklyn and Flushing (Entrance on 37th Ave) , NY

Laser Cataract Surgery

If you have cloudy vision due to cataracts, see the professionals at NY Partners Ophthalmology in the the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City. Sophia Siu, MD, and the highly trained team offer a minimally invasive solution. They provide femtosecond laser cataract surgery to restore your vision, reduce astigmatism, and reduce the risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Laser Cataract Surgery Q&A

What is laser cataract surgery?

Cataracts are clouded lenses in your eye that make it difficult to see clearly. They commonly occur due to aging, and you may not notice the effects of cataracts immediately. Over time, however, cloudy vision can worsen and diminish your quality of life. See the NY Partners Ophthalmology team at the first sign of a problem.

Laser cataract surgery is a procedure that uses light energy to treat cataracts, removing a clouded lens from your eye and replacing it with a clear artificial lens using superior precision and accuracy.

Who benefits from laser cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery benefits patients suffering from often-debilitating symptoms of cataracts, including:

  • Blurry near or distance vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Problems seeing in bright lighting
  • Glare issues
  • Reduced contrast vision
  • Problems seeing with glasses
  • Changes in color vision

Risk factors for developing cataracts include aging and family history of cataracts. Some cataracts develop at birth or because of an injury, medications, or medical conditions like diabetes. 

Additional risk factors include smoking, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, eye inflammation, and previous eye surgery. 

Is laser cataract surgery right for me?

The NY Partners Ophthalmology team determines if you’re a candidate for laser cataract surgery after reviewing your medical history, eye health history, symptoms, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. 

They evaluate your vision, complete a comprehensive eye exam, and use diagnostic testing to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment. 

In addition to laser cataract surgery, other cataract treatment options include lifestyle changes, watchful waiting, and prescription vision correction. However, many people with cataracts eventually need surgery.

What happens during laser cataract surgery?

During the procedure, your surgeon numbs the treatment area and an anesthesiologista sedative to relax you. The surgeon uses the laser to create precise incisions, soften and break apart an old cataract, and replace it with a clear lens.

Afterward, have a family member or friend drive you home. Get plenty of rest and protect your eyes from UV light. You may experience mild discomfort for a few days, and healing is complete after several weeks. Your provider replaces one clouded lens at a time, so you may need surgery on your other eye at a later date.

Call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office to learn more about laser cataract surgery, or schedule an appointment online today.