By The Beauty Hub  |  April 20th, 2016  |  Beauty Articles,Health & Wellbeing,News

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss and is an eye disease often affecting elderly people that causes the clouding of the lens which leads to blurry vision. Left untreated, it can lead to blindness.

No matter how brave we are, the idea of making an incision during eye surgery is worrying. Following years of experimentation, Femtosecond technology is being utilized to perform cataract surgeries, providing convenience and safe results.

To those unfamiliar with the measuring unit we are talking about here, we say that the ratio of one second to a femtosecond is similar to the ratio of one second to 32 million years. Using Femtosecond laser has made surgery results more accurate from other used techniques, due to the high speed and accuracy, in which the laser makes surgical incisions.

The precision emanates from the fact that the diameter of the inserted lens is identical to the incision made by the Femtosecond laser. One of the most important features of this technology is its precision, as the surgeon was previously responsible for making the incisions manually in order to insert the lens. Now, through Femtosecond technology, the precision is based on data entered into a computer to perform the procedure in an optimum and standardized manner, minimizing the risks of surgery, and allowing the surgeon to reach the treatment area using the necessary tools to break and remove the cataract, as well as insert the lens with precision. Femtosecond technology has allowed achieving optimum results in the accuracy of light refraction in the eye, due to the precision of the lens positioning, making the Femtosecond treatment the ideal solution.

Due to its safety and precision, this technology has now spread world-wide. It is being utilized in many specialized ophthalmic centres in the UAE. Many patients prefer this method, as it removes the cataract and does not require surgical scalpels, providing peace of mind for patients.

“With Femtosecond Laser Cataract treatment, we can ensure that the patient is more safe as Femtosecond laser doesn’t involve incision, and offers more safety, reliability, and aids in quicker healing and going back to normal life. The best part is, that Femtosecond laser Cataract treatment is available at Spanish Center Dubai, with our specialized team so that patients do not have travel internationally,” said Dr. Professor Ayman Shuman, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Spanish Center Dubai.

One of the centres known for successful surgeries is the Spanish Center, with a team of specialized doctors preforming numerous successful surgeries, according to numerous testimonies from patients.

This surgery has come a long way in recent years, as incisions have become smaller, using more effective and controlled energy. It does, however, require a skilled surgeon; especially in certain steps during the procedure. This technology also requires planting tri-focal or multi-focal lenses for comprehensive vision for all distances.

It is also worth noting that this technology has been used after cataract surgeries to prevent or reduce astigmatism. Therefore, replacing the scalpel with a Femtosecond laser allows for an ideal precise surgery, and better results.