What is bladeless cataract surgery?

Bladeless Cataract Surgery using the Ziemer® femtosecond Laser System, the one used here at Lasik, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center, allows Dr. Di Pascuale and Dr. Guenena to achieve the greatest possible vision results. Extensive eye measurements, taken before surgery, assist the doctor in delivering a completely customized treatment for each individual eye. Real time, 3D video visualizations allow for an incredible level of precision, while the laser makes the corneal incisions before gently breaking up the clouded cataractous lens, completely avoiding the possibility of accidental human error. This procedure is also shorter in duration and less invasive than traditional cataract surgery with faster recovery time.  The placement of a new intraocular lens (IOL) remains the same as traditional cataract surgery.

By removing the possibility of human error, shortening both the procedure time and recovery time, and providing overall grater vision outcomes (including astigmatism control), Bladeless laser cataract removal is increasing in popularity as compared to the traditional method.  The option to choose between standard, advanced multifocal, accommodating, or toric lenses, based on your vision goals and lifestyle, make bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery in El Paso, a step above the traditional method, at the Lasik, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center.

Call us at 915-261-7011 to schedule your appointment to see if bladeless cataract surgery is for you.

Instructions Prior to Surgery Date

Very important that you stop taking any blood thinners or anticoagulants at least 14 days prior to surgery date or have your PCP (primary care physician) notify us of indications of how long you may be off it.

  • Do not take any aspirin 5 days prior to scheduled date.
  • If you have an infection surgery will NOT continue, you may NOT be on antibiotics.
  • NO food or drinks after Midnight the night prior to surgery.
  • You will receive a call or text from the surgery center a few days prior to surgery date to pre-register; there will be no need to call us.
  • You will receive a call the Friday or Monday the latest prior to your surgery date. NO times will be given before that. Should you not receive a call, please contact our office immediately.
  • Bring all medications with you including your eye drops.
  • Please use your eye drops as indicated starting 3 days prior to surgery date.
  • There will be 3 different types of eye drops that you will need. Shake them well and space them out by at least 15 minutes.
  • If you have a cold, cough, or are sneezing, surgery WILL NEED TO BE cancelled and rescheduled

Instructions After Cataract Surgery

You will be notified after surgery for a follow-up appointment in the designated office.

Please follow the instructions provided for your safe and easy recovery:

  • NO heavy lifting of more than 5 lbs.
  • NO driving.
  • NO getting close to the stove for 1 week.
  • NO bending.
  • No Twisting.
  • NO direct water or soap in the operated eye.
  • NO rubbing operated eye.
  • USE patch at night only to sleep.

You will be contacted by a home health which is FREE of cost to you; all will be billed to your insurance provider. Please accept the nurse at least one visit to ensure that everything is going smoothly with the recovery of your surgery.

Of course, if you have any questions, call us at 915-261-7011.

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