1. In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femto second laser replaces the use of a blade for the 2-3 corneal incisions near the edge of the cornea and opening the bag of the lens. It also breaks up the lens with a cataract for easy removal. Use of a laser can improve the precision and accuracy, potentially reducing risks of cataract surgery.
2. Using special instruments, your ophthalmologist will breakup the eye’s natural lens with ultrasound and gently vacuum out the pieces through one of the incisions. The “capsular bag” that holds your natural lens in place stays intact.
3 & 4 Intra ocular lens (IOL) is folded and inserted through the incision. It is placed in the “capsular bag,” where it unfolds. An IOL will refract light properly again, giving you clear vision at certain distances.
The tiny incisions in your eye are “self-sealing,” and you will not need stitches.
It could take 6-8 weeks after surgery to be able to focus fully. Basically, your eye has to heal and relearn how to focus at various distances to see clearly.