3 Types Of Cataract SurgeryThese are the 3 main types of surgery for cataracts:
- Phacoemulsification: Breaks up cataracts using high-frequency ultrasound.
- Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS): A more expensive option, this uses lasers to perform initial incisions, open the lens capsule and dissect the lens.
- Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE): After making a small incision, the surgeon removes the cataract, usually as a whole, and possibly with additional small pieces being removed through suction.
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