Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery is a recent innovation in the world of cataract surgery.
The most common kind of surgery is definitely Phacoemultification, that consists of sucking the cataract out via ultrasounds.

In order to remove the cataract, a special tool is used: a femtosecond laser.
Whichever the method, today cataract surgery is considered to be mini-invasive.
The whole surgery ends with no suture at all and the surgical wound is of about 2-3mm.

After the surgery, sight recovery is usually pretty quick (1 to 2 days).

Femtosecond laser is used for specific phases of the surgery. Cataract laser is often used together with ultrasounds to remove the lens. Laser cataract surgery can make surgery easier in specific circumstances but it cannot be used when the cataract is in an advanced state or when the cornea becomes opaque and seems to extend the duration of the process.
Phacoemulsification surgery is considered today to be the gold standard of cataract surgery; further developments on lasers for cataract treatment will most likely spread this methodology.

To this day, more than 90% of cataract surgery are performed via phacoemulsification. Laser is also used in case of secondary cataract: the only difference being that in this case, yag laser is required.

After the cataract surgery, laser can be used to mold customizable or high tech intraocular lenses. In this scenario, laser light molds the intraocular lens to meet the visual needs of the patient and correct residual sight flaws.

Salvatore Casale, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
Lately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained me that cataract was the problem and with cataract surgery he could remove cataracts and myopia at t... Keep on reading this reviewhe same time.

I arrived at his clinic  with some tension, but I noticed an excellent organization and the great professionalism of all the staff, from the reception to the medical and nursing staff.

Dr. Badalà welcomed me with great cordiality, he explained the stages of the operation, giving me peace of mind and security.

The surgery lasted about ten minutes and took place under local anesthesia, so I could follow all its phases, without feeling any pain. After a couple of hours I went back to the hotel, seeing well with the operated eye.

After a week I underwent cataract surgery in the other eye, and I could go back to my home town with 10/10 distance vision, totally eliminating the myopia that I had since I was a boy.

I was very surprised to have been able to see clearly immediately after surgery and did not have trouble or need any bandage.

I suggest this surgery because it easily solves cataract and myopia problems and, at the same time, I could appreciate the remarkable competence, professionalism and humanity of the doctor and his staff.