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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 incision in the patient's eye. The name of the procedure is derived from the length of the pulse used, which is measured in femtoseconds or quadrillionths (10-15) of a second.

    Cataract is the leading cause of blindness globally, with millions afflicted each year. Symptoms of cataract include:

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

    Cataract surgery has undergone several evolutionary waves, with bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery being the fourth and most advanced form available.

  • With bladeless femtosecond laser cataract surgery, the entire laser process is carried out under computer-guided imaging. This means there is greater control and reliability of the incision, which allows a perfectly shaped, perfectly sized and precisely centered capsule opening to be made into the cataract lens. This allows a more accurate positioning and insertion of the artificial lens implant, which optimises the visual outcome. The femtosecond laser is also used to cut the cataract into 4-6 pieces, and this reduces the amount of ultrasound energy needed to remove the cataract.

    Gleneagles Hospital's established team of highly specialised ophthalmologists and doctors, supported by our strong multi-disciplinary team of medical specialists, nurses and therapists, will guide you with professionalism and care through the entire process from surgery to recovery and back to independence. Rest assured that we will do all we can to bring about successful treatment outcomes for our patients.

  • We understand that patients value efficient and effective treatment above all else, and that is what we provide at Gleneagles. Our highly accomplished team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital will make it their priority to place your needs first in formulating a course of treatment. Let us help you move swiftly towards better health and better living today.

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