Not everyone is a good candidate for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Patients with corneal opacities or small pupils are not good candidates for this type of cataract surgery, because in these cases, the ultrasound imaging device does not create an accurate digital map of the eye and the surgeon cannot accurately emit the laser to the certain places of the cornea. For this reason, the patient is carefully examined prior to surgery in order to confirm the transparency of the cornea and the size of the pupil. Systemic diseases do not have a special effect on the outcome of laser cataract surgery. This type of cataract surgery is even suitable for people with hepatitis or HIV, because it is bladeless, and as a result of the increased immunity, the surgeon and medical staff do not face particular problems.
If the patient has a little bit of astigmatism too, it can be corrected with laser during laser cataract surgery. In case of moderate to high astigmatism, it can be corrected with Toric IOLs implantation during cataract surgery or performing a laser refractive surgical procedure, a few months later. In any case, the astigmatism does not cause any disorder in laser cataract surgery.
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Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is a highly effective surgical procedure, which is recently performed in the most prestigious ophthalmology centers in the world.