3 Types Of Cataract Surgery

Patient getting eye examThese are the 3 main types of surgery for cataracts:
  1. Phacoemulsification:  Breaks up cataracts using high-frequency ultrasound.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
There Are Three Types of Cataract Surgery. Which is Right for You?

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