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Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

  • Understanding the Procedure

    Gleneagles Singapore, Bladeless Cataract Surgery

    Bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery is a form of cataract surgery where femtosecond laser technology is used to make the cut in the patient's eye. The name of the procedure comes from the length of the pulse used, which is measured in femtoseconds or quadrillionths (10 – 15) of a second.

    Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, with millions affected each year. Symptoms of cataracts include:

    • (a) Blurry, cloudy or dim vision
    • (b) Double or multiple vision
    • (c) Glare/halos
    • (d) Increasing myopia (short-sightedness)
    • (e) Declining night vision


    Cataract surgery has gone through several evolutionary waves, with the bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery being one of the newest technologies available.

  • With bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery, the entire laser process is done under computer-guided imaging. This means there is improved control and reliability of the cut, which allows a finer shaped, finer sized and more centered capsule opening to be made into the cataract lens. This allows for better positioning and insertion of the artificial lens implant, which improves the visual outcome.

    The femtosecond laser is also used to cut the cataract into 4 – 6 pieces, reducing the amount of ultrasound energy needed to remove the cataract.

    Gleneagles Hospital's established team of specialised ophthalmologists and doctors, supported by a strong multidisciplinary team of medical specialists, nurses and therapists, will guide patients with professionalism and care through the entire process from surgery to recovery and back to independence.

  • Quality and customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 50 years. Our skilled team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital is committed to your goal of getting the most appropriate treatment for your needs.

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