Consider Cataract Surgery With The Centre For Sight
by Kinjal Madiyar
There’s great news for cataract sufferers as a new, ultra-accurate laser is making the UK’s most commonly performed surgical procedure safer than ever.
German engineered lasers, previously used for vision correction have recently been adapted to remove cataracts. With incredible accuracy of one thousandth of a millimetre, those who need cataract surgery or are considering lens replacement procedures for vision correction can now be further reassured of its safety.
Hands Free Surgery
The FIRST Victus Femtosecond Laser was introduced to the UK by Centre for Sight in 2012 and more recently another laser, CAPSULaser. “The laser does some of the most complex portions of the procedure for which I no longer have to use my hands, I just watch it all happen in HD on a TV screen” says Mr. Sheraz Daya, Medical Director.
Eye surgery has transformed in the last two decades with lasers rapidly replacing knives and blades and recovery taking just a few hours. The Femtosecond laser originally introduced to the UK in 2004 by Centre for Sight has become the “gold standard” for LASIK laser vision correction. This laser technology has been further adapted to perform corneal transplants and now cataract surgery. For the patient, the experience under the laser is more like “Star Trek” with the added assurance of safety and accuracy.
Annually over 400,000 cataracts are performed in the UK with 85% in the NHS. Laser cataract surgery by VICTUS and now CAPSULaser may well revolutionise the process with unprecedented accuracy and reproducibility.
There has been growing interest in Laser Lens Replacement (LLR) or lens exchange surgery. This alternative to laser eye surgery is more appropriate in those who are more than 50 years old. In addition to distance correction patients are able to obtain near and intermediate vision. “Trifocal lens implants and more recently Polyfocal lens implants are providing patients with amazing visual outcomes and in most cases complete independence from glasses including readers – we really are living in good times for eye surgery” Mr. Daya.
“My laser cataract extraction has changed my life. I am going to enjoy my life much more from now on!” says Robin Ford who underwent Laser Cataract Surgery with Trifocal lens implants.
Marrying up the safety and accuracy of laser surgery from VICTUS and now CAPSULaser together with high performance lens implants for total vision correction provides almost everyone over the age of 50 with the opportunity to have the vision of a 25 year old. Think about how life changing that would be!
Centre For Sight
Address: Hazelden Place, Turners Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4RH
Telephone: 01342 306020
All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits including ones specific to your circumstances at the time of your preoperative consultation.