Nick Strouthidis MBBS MD PhD FRCS FRCOphth FRANZCO


Cataract Surgery
How is Cataract Surgery Performed?
How is the Artificial Lens Chosen?
What About Using Lasers for Cataract Surgery?
What Does Post-Operative Care Involve?
What are the Possible Complications?

Cataract and Glaucoma
Visual Prognosis
Are Glaucoma Eyes At Increased Risk Of Complication During Cataract Surgery?
Does Cataract Surgery Help Lower IOP?
What About Cataract Surgery And Glaucoma Surgery?

What About Using Lasers For Cataract Surgery?

Recently, it has become possible to carry out some of the stages of the cataract surgery, such as the incisions, the opening of the capsular bag and the dividing up of the cataract, using a femtosecond laser.

It is expected that this enhancement may increase predictability and reduce complication rates. It is likely that in very experienced hands these advantages may be negligible when compared with conventional cataract surgery and at this stage most cataract surgeons do not offer this technique. Femtosecond phaco surgery is available through Moorfields Private and will soon be available through Moorfields NHS as part of a clinical trial comparing this new technique with conventional phaco-emulsification surgery.