Laser Cataract Surgery

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Since the introduction of leading-edge laser technology, Michigan Eye Institute’s ophthalmologists have advanced their capability to increase patient safety and accuracy of cataract treatment procedures. By leveraging innovative medical tools and steadily raising the standards of our continuous improvement model, our surgical team has been able to seamlessly integrate the precision of femtosecond laser technology, exemplifying the surgical expertise, experience and knowledge of our refractive cataract surgeons.

What does this mean to you? Trust and confidence. Our doctors have the skill to consistently deliver exceptional results by perfectly tailoring intraocular lens implants to the unique visual goals of our patients.  Unlike traditional cataract surgery in which a surgeon creates incisions using hand-held metal or diamond blades, Michigan Eye Institute offers computer-guided femtosecond laser technology. Laser technology consistently ensures maximum precision, accuracy, and exquisite reproducibility for safe removal of the cataract and precise placement of intraocular lens implants.

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Benefits …
  • Improved visual results as a result of precise astigmatism control.
  • Increased safety.
  • Improved accuracy and predictability of intraocular lens position.
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery is a more gentle procedure, utilizing less energy to remove the cloudy lens.

The ultimate goal of any eye surgery is to improve your vision. This is why all corrective surgery decisions should be discussed with an experienced Michigan Eye Institute ophthalmologist or optometrist. After a complete eye exam has been performed, the doctor will provide you with additional information and answer all questions you may have to help you make an informed and educated decision.

before, during, and after surgery


Michigan Eye Institute requires all patients to arrive at the surgery center one-hour before their surgical procedure is scheduled to begin. Once checked-in, drops only anesthesia will be applied to your eyes, numbing them prior to surgery.


Once in the operating room, eyes will be cleaned and local anesthetic will be applied. The surgical procedure itself will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Your Michigan Eye Institute doctor will use a femtosecond laser that will allow for the safe removal of the cataract from your eye. Once the cataract is removed, an intraocular lens will be placed inside the eye, precisely centered with laser accuracy. The incision will then self-seal immediately. The risk for infection is significantly reduced and you will be on your way back to clear vision.


With a designated driver, patients are free to return home soon after the surgery and are encouraged to rest for the remainder of the day. Many patients experience improved vision almost immediately after the procedure, however, everyone heals at a different rate. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in one to two days after surgery.

NOTE: Once cataracts are removed they cannot grow back, but the tissue behind the implant may cloud over time causing blurred vision. The resulting clouded vision can be corrected using a quick, painless laser procedure to restore clear vision.

Is this solution for me?

To get more information about laser cataract surgery, send us a message. One of our associates will contact you to set up a consultation with a Michigan Eye Institute doctor.