In addition to the traditional Phaco method, cataract surgery technology without using a knife but using entirely laser beams is becoming increasingly popular and trusted by many patients. As the first unit in Southeast Asia to own the Catalys machine for cataract treatment, Japan International Eye Hospital has successfully restored vision for hundreds of patients with the advanced, knifeless Cataract Laser method. . Some previously performed manual incisions have been replaced by high-tech Femtosecond Lasers, bringing many outstanding benefits to patients.

Laser Cataract non-scalpel cataract treatment method

Why do patients need cataract treatment?

Cataracts are a common disease that causes vision impairment, shown by a number of symptoms such as blurred vision, eye pain, seeing halos, double or triple vision, and reduced vision at night. Patients need to undergo cataract surgery when prescribed by an ophthalmologist for the following reasons:

  • Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and in Vietnam. When a patient has cataracts, protein in the eye will gather in clumps, blocking light from reaching the retina, causing vision to gradually decline. Patients can lose their vision completely if not treated early.
  • Limit the risk of complications due to progressive cataracts such as glaucoma, uveitis, etc., causing the patient eye pain and severe headaches, even requiring the eyeball to be removed if not treated. timely.
  • The longer you delay, the lower your chances of restoring maximum vision. If the lens is cloudy over time, it will become hard, making the surgical process difficult, increasing the risk of complications and hindering vision prognosis.
  • Artificial lens replacement surgery has a high success rate of up to 98%, helping patients restore clear vision and improve their quality of life. During the surgery, the patient feels almost no pain and can be discharged the same day.
Patients treated for cataracts at Japan International Eye Hospital

Advantages of Cataract Laser knifeless cataract treatment

Laser Cataract surgery is performed using the general mechanism of crushing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. However, unlike previous generation surgeries, creating incisions or splitting cataracts (manually operated by the surgeon) will be performed using a laser, bringing many advantages to the patient such as :

High accuracy

Laser Cataract surgery is pre-programmed with an advanced machinery system, so it is safer and provides more accurate results in the process of creating incisions, tearing the anterior lens membrane, and separating cloudy lens.

Limit complications after surgery

Thanks to the application of Femtosecond Laser technology, the incision is cut smoothly according to the physiological curve of the eyeball, providing high precision, better preserving corneal endothelial cells, reducing the risk of inflammation and secondary astigmatism. develop after surgery.

Surgery and recovery time is quick

Using a laser instead of hands and a microsurgical knife will help make the surgical process smoother. The average Laser Cataract surgery lasts only 15 minutes. After surgery, the patient has the opportunity to recover vision quickly because the incision is more sealed.

Optimal visual quality

The operation of separating the membrane layer in front of the lens will be performed with a laser, helping the cut follow a precise circle and right in the center of the eye. This is important to help the artificial lens be placed in the eye accurately, aligning the visual axis, thereby improving optimal vision.

Some frequently asked questions

Am I suitable for Cataract Laser surgery?

For Cataract Laser surgery, patients need to meet the following criteria:

  • Intraocular pressure is within the allowable range of conditions.
  • No eye infections (conjunctivitis, keratitis, endophthalmitis, uveitis).
  • Have a blood sugar index below 10 when fasting.
  • There is no history of cardiovascular disease or blood pressure.

How much does Cataract Laser surgery cost?

The cost of Cataract Laser surgery is not fixed but will depend on the type of artificial lens the patient chooses. Patients need to consult an ophthalmologist to get advice on the type of implant suitable for their work and purpose of eye use. Accordingly, the price of Laser cataract surgery will fluctuate as follows:

  • Monofocal artificial lens: 38 - 54 million VND for 1 eye.
  • Multifocal artificial lens: 50 - 74 million VND for 1 eye.

Where is the best place to have Laser Cataract surgery?

Japan International Eye Hospital is the pioneering ophthalmology facility for Cataract Laser method in Vietnam:

  • Dr. Vu Anh Tuan - Hospital Director, Dr. Nguyen Duc Quang is highly skilled with nearly 30 years of experience.
  • Intensive and methodical surgical examination process according to Japanese standards.
  • Catalys machine system from Johnson & Johnson Corporation of America - Leading equipment about Femtosecond Laser technology.
  • Artificial lenses are diverse, high-class, and high-quality.
  • Fast service, comprehensive care, 4-month free follow-up check-up, and support to answer all questions.
Japan International Eye Hospital is the pioneering ophthalmology facility for Cataract Laser method in Vietnam

In the context of cataract surgery growing and becoming popular, the Laser Cataract knifeless method is a worthy option for patients to learn about and invest in. The safety, accuracy and speed of this method bring hope and confidence to people facing cataracts. If the patient is interested in Laser Cataract surgery, go to ophthalmology hospitals to discuss and get further opinions from the doctor.

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