Laser Surgery for Cataracts (Video)

Eye close-up

Consider this: 75 percent of Americans over age 60 will show signs of cataracts, a common eye ailment that dulls vision.

That’s why cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the country. It’s about to get better, too, because of the femtosecond laser technology, already in use for the popular LASIK eye surgery. A femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second. That’s how fast a laser pulses to soften and break up the cataract in this new form of cataract surgery — all without blades.

Innovations in healthcare

What other innovations will come?

Every year, Cleveland Clinic asks that question of more than 110 of its physicians and researchers. Read about the next innovation relating to a skin scanner for melanoma.

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