NY Cataract Surgeon Satish Modi, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C) of Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, New York shared, “After a year of clinical experience we are quite confident in having sorted through the real clinical advantages and patient benefits.”
Manual cataract surgery is indeed quite safe but it is technically a complex eye surgery requiring tremendous surgical skill. With any surgery-there is a risk of complications with increasing complexity. “While cataract surgery complications are infrequent, we are always looking for ways to further reduce their risk or avoid them completely,” noted Dr. Modi. “Cataract surgeons are always concerned about the risk of endophthalmitis from the inconsistency of manual incision architecture, capsular tears or rupture and vitreous loss from a manual capsulotomy-even in experienced hands, and less than perfect centration of a manual capsulotomy impacting lens implant results,” Dr. Modi explained.
“Over the past year of using the femtosecond laser to perform bladeless laser cataract surgery, I can tell you that even after my thirty years experience as a cataract surgeon-I now breathe easier and complete each cataract surgery procedure with a relaxed confidence in the results-which is great for both me and the patient. During the past 12 months and after several hundred procedures I am thrilled to report that we have had no complications, patients’ eyes are quiet quicker and they see well sooner than with the manual technique,” said Dr. Modi. “This improved safety is important for routine cataract surgery in generally health eyes, but even more critical for patients with concurrent eye problems or diseases such as for patients with diabetes, a history of, or risk of retina problems, glaucoma, compromised or weakened corneal tissue or other ocular inflammatory disease, we really want to deliver as gentle a cataract surgery procedure as possible. The femtosecond laser for bladeless laser cataract surgery really does help us provide a much more gentle procedure as we can reduce the energy levels required to operate inside the eye,” stressed Dr. Modi.
If you or someone you know want to learn more about cataracts or laser cataract surgery please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye exam by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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