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Traditional Cataract Surgery vs. Laser Cataract Surgery: The Difference Explained

Laser Cataract Surgery

As medical technology continues to evolve, patients are offered a variety of options for their treatment plans. One of these advancements is in cataract surgery, where patients can choose between traditional and laser-assisted surgery at their laser cataract surgery center. At Albemarle Eye Center, we aim to provide our patients with the most comprehensive and […]

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The Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

Advanced Laser and Cataract Center

Cataracts, a common eye condition that clouds the eye’s lens, affects approximately 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and older, according to the National Eye Institute. Traditionally, cataract removal surgery involved using a handheld blade to create an incision in the eye through which the cloudy lens could be broken up and removed. While effective, there […]

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Laser Cataract Surgery: Restoring Clear Vision with Precision and Safety

Laser Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a common eye problem that affects people over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and occur when proteins in the eye begin to break down and stick together. Cataracts develop slowly over time and are part of the normal changes in the eye as we age. […]

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Does Cataract Surgery Correct Vision?

An ophthalmologist performing cataract surgery on a female patient wearing blue patient outfit.

Cataracts are a natural part of aging and people may have some cataract development at 40. Cataracts usually develop gradually over time, and you may not notice any changes to your vision in the early stages. With no initial symptoms, it’s essential to have regular eye exams to check for eye conditions such as cataracts. […]

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How Long Between Cataract Surgery On Each Eye?

An elderly woman getting an eye patch on her eye after cataract surgery.

Typically, cataracts aren’t something a person has to worry about until later in life. But there are times when your eye doctor may see signs of their development earlier in life during a routine eye examination. The thing about cataracts is that once one eye gets one, chances are high that the other will also […]

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What Eye Drops Are Best After Cataract Surgery?

A close up of a person administering eye drops to their eye after cataract surgery.

Eye Drops for Cataract Surgery After any eye surgery, patients can expect various instructions to help promote healing. Of course, rest is the most common recommendation after surgery. But eye drops are also essential in post-operative care, whether you’re a candidate for traditional or LenSx laser cataract surgery. Cataract surgery patients receive eye drops immediately […]

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Post-Op Care for Cataract Surgery: Your Guide

A patient ready for laser cataract surgery with their head being held by an ophthalmologist.

Cataracts are a slow-developing form of eye disease that can affect your daily life in the later stages. Early diagnosis at an eye exam can help manage the condition and have you seeing clearly once again.  But what does post-op cataract surgery care look like? Let’s look at what a cataract is, how it develops, […]

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