Laser Cataract Surgery

by, Bangladesh Eye Hospital

01 Feb, 21 04:55 PM

Laser Cataract Surgery by The LensX Precision Laser System is one of our newer additions, providing a new level of accuracy and consistency in our no-stitch, no-patch cataract procedure.

For more than a decade, the femtosecond laser has been used effectively in refractive procedures. Now, our CATARACT patients can enjoy the advantages of this type of laser as well. The LensX Precision Laser System is a major advance in the world of cataract surgery, offering the precision of a laser and the accuracy of a computer-guided system.

Your laser cataract procedure starts with several measurements of your eye, both externally and internally, to determine the exact surgical plan specified for your vision. Once this is complete, your surgeon will use these measurements in creating the laser cataract procedure plan that’s tailored to your unique eyes.

During your customized laser cataract procedure, your surgeon uses the LensX laser to perform several steps of the procedure that are traditionally performed by hand. The results are more predictable, more accurate, and tailored to your specific vision needs, with the goal of restoring clear vision and the improved quality of life that comes with it.


Benefits of LensX Cataract Surgery

Procedure is quicker and more comfortable
Surgery is more precise for your unique eye and results are more accurate
The laser is programmable and computer-guided


Dos and don'ts after cataract surgery

For the first few weeks after surgery:



use your eye drops as instructed
take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days
take painkillers if you need to
bathe or shower yourself as usual
read, watch TV and use a computer
avoid swimming for 4 to 6 weeks


rub your eye
allow soap or shampoo to get into your eye
drive until you get the all-clear from your doctor
do any strenuous exercise or housework
wear eye make-up for at least 4 weeks
fly without seeking advice from your doctor
You could arrange for someone to help take care of you until your vision returns, particularly if the vision in your other eye is poor.

If you work, how soon you can return will largely depend on your type of job and if you need new glasses.


Using your eye drops

Before you leave hospital, you'll be given some eye drops to help your eye heal and prevent infection.

It's important to use your eye drops as instructed by your doctor. Unless told otherwise, you should:

only use them on the operated eye
wash your hands before using your drops
don't stop your eye drops without advice from your doctor
don't let anyone else use your eye drops

You'll be advised further about the use of eye drops at your follow up appointment, usually 1 to 4 weeks after your operation.

At this appointment, you may be given advice on when to stop using your eye drops and when to apply for new glasses.