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Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser Cataract Surgery services offered in East Windsor, NJ East Windsor, NJ

If you need cataract surgery to repair your vision, world-renowned and board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon Mark Heimmel, MD, offers laser cataract surgery to help you achieve clear vision without extensive downtime. This advanced technique allows you to enjoy better eyesight sooner at Eye Care Specialists. To determine if you need laser cataract surgery, call the East Windsor, New Jersey, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Cataract Surgery Q&A

What is laser cataract surgery?

Laser cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing the cloudy lens inside your eye using laser technology and replacing it with an artificial lens. 


The lens is behind the iris, which is the colored part of your eye responsible for focusing light into the retina. The retina sends information to your optic nerve which transmits signals to the brain for you to see images. 


When you have cataracts, it causes the lens to fog up, leading to blurred vision. With laser cataract surgery, it can help restore your sharp vision. 

Who needs laser cataract surgery?

Dr. Heimmel may recommend laser cataract surgery if your condition impairs your ability to see clearly and perform your normal activities. You may not realize you have cataracts until you visit the Eye Care Specialists office for a comprehensive eye exam. 


Common symptoms of cataracts include:


  • Blurry vision
  • Seeing double
  • Seeing faded colors
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Feeling like the lights are too bright
  • Halos appearing around lights


Dr. Heimmel may also recommend laser cataract surgery if you have to change your eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions frequently.


While cataracts can affect one eye, it usually develops in both eyes. If you get cataracts in both eyes, they may appear at different times.  

How do I prepare for laser cataract surgery?


You can expect to visit the Eye Care Specialists office for a pre-op exam before laser cataract surgery. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Heimmel performs an ultrasound test to determine which intraocular lens (IOL) is best for you. He offers several premium lenses, including monofocal, multifocal, toric, and extended range of vision IOLs. 


It’s important to arrange a ride home after the procedure. Following laser cataract surgery, you might experience blurry vision temporarily as your eyes adjust. It takes time for your eyes to fully heal. 

What happens during laser cataract surgery?


At Eye Care Specialists, Dr. Heimmel uses modern techniques and advanced technology to perform laser cataract surgery.


When you arrive for your procedure, Dr. Heimmel minimizes any discomfort you might feel with numbing eyedrops. He creates a small incision in your eye’s surface with the laser device. Then, he breaks apart your clouded lens to remove it before replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). 


The incisions from laser cataract surgery rarely require stitches and they usually heal on their own. After the procedure, Dr. Heimmel may monitor you for some time to assess your condition before he sends you home with aftercare instructions. 


To learn more about laser cataract surgery, call Eye Care Specialists or schedule your appointment online today.