Patient Spotlight: Cataracts
We love hearing feedback from patients! Randy recently completed his cataract procedure with Dr. Russ. Let’s hear about his experience.
Why did you come to Shreveport Eye with Dr. Van Norman?
My wife works at an eye surgery center in the area and knows the great reputation of Dr. Russ.
What specific procedures did Dr. Van Norman perform?
I scheduled surgery with Dr. Russ after consulting with him about my cloudy vision. He recommended cataract surgery and lense placement in both eyes.
What was your experience with the procedure?
My experience was great! The patient care is phenomenal. Dr. Russ is very polite and explains everything in detail in a way that I could understand it. He and his team were so accommodating and caring.
What can you do/see now that you couldn’t before?
I can see everything now without glasses and can now wear my sunglasses without a prescription.
Would you recommend this to others? Why?
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Russ and Shreveport Eye Specialist to anyone I talk to. Their service is excellent… every time!
Its all about Patient Spotlight: Cataracts
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Laser-assisted cataract surgery has been used to remove cataracts for at least the past decade in the United States. This procedure provides the same outcome as traditional cataract surgery, but it makes use of a different method because of the advanced instruments. The surgeon utilizes a femtosecond laser to break up the cataracts, then using special software to create a surgical plan with a 3-D image of the eye called OCT (optical coherence tomography). This surgical plan includes the location, depth, and length of the cataract in all dimensions. By using this unique map of the eye, with the settings created in the software, the femtosecond laser will actually create the incisions and assist in the cataract removal with greater precision than a surgeon is capable of.
Light energy from the laser causes disruption of tissue borders with minimal damage to nearby tissue. The old lens is removed, and then, the new lens is inserted. Recovery time is known to be comparable with traditional cataract surgery, while most patients experience clearer vision and can resume normal activities rapidly after laser-assisted cataract surgery.