All-laser, bladeless cataract surgery

Our three state-of-the-art clinics are equipped with advanced technology where we perform bladeless cataract surgery, or “all-laser cataract surgery.” This approach has a faster treatment time with significantly enhanced accuracy and an important added benefit: We can correct your eyesight while replacing the damaged natural lens for long-term clear, crisp vision. 

The Cataract Procedure at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers

Dr. Soroudi — World-renowned eye surgeon

Dr. Soroudi has a background as a biomedical and electrical engineer and is a perfectionist when it comes to performing cataract surgery. He has equipped his centers with among the best technology available in the world. Many eye surgeons still use 20-year-old Visx or IntraLase lasers, which were developed eons ago, and while still serviceable, these devices cannot perform at the level of our state-of-the-art laser systems.

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What is bladeless cataract surgery?

During traditional cataract surgery, a special surgical blade and manual instruments are used to access the cornea, open the lens capsule, break up and remove the natural lens, and replace it with a synthetic lens. At Soroudi Advanced LASIK and Eye Centers, we offer our patients bladeless cataract surgery, performed with the world’s most advanced “femtosecond” laser. 

Next-generation technology

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center, we believe our clients should have access to all the benefits of next-generation technology. Our eye centers are equipped with state-of-the-art laser systems: Ziemer Z8 and Allegretto ex500. Our technology makes a dramatic difference in the success of your cataract surgery and other vision correction treatments.

Cataract surgery at its best: Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers

Dr. Soroudi has performed eye surgery on members of international royal families, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, and billionaire clients who fly in to seek his services. At his three state-of-the-art centers, he has assembled next-generation laser systems and technology with the support of his caring and experienced staff, who cater to discerning clients expecting world-class treatments.

Accuracy matters 

The bladeless technique allows Dr. Soroudi to deliver accurate, uniform incisions, create a precise opening of the natural lens capsule, and perform a gentler, safer method for breaking up and removing the damaged lens. The bladeless approach to cataract surgery is extremely safe, precise, and low-risk.

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Is bladeless cataract surgery right for me?

Bladeless cataract surgery is an excellent option if you are interested in increasing the possibility of not wearing glasses after your procedure. Additionally, if you have astigmatism, bladeless cataract surgery can be among the best choices for improving your overall quality of life. 

What are the benefits?

With our groundbreaking laser system, we can correct vision problems at the same time as replacing a damaged natural lens for the ultimate in vision correction in a single treatment. This allows us to correct:

  • Myopia (near-sightedness)
  • Hyperopia (far-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (age-related loss of close-up vision)
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Cataract Surgery, Benefits of Laser Over Traditional

Dr. Soroudi is one of the few eye surgery centers in the Los Angeles area to be equipped with the world’s most advanced laser system: The Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser. 

How is the procedure performed?

The groundbreaking Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond laser device allows Dr. Soroudi, a widely respected, world-class eye surgeon, to perform cataract surgery with perfect accuracy in just about two minutes, significantly reducing the risk of complications. 

Removing the natural lens 

After the Ziemer Z8 Laser has gently and precisely accessed the lens capsule and broken the natural lens material into tiny pieces, Dr. Soroudi uses the advanced Alcon Centurion Laser to emulsify the natural lens material and remove it gently and safely from the eye structure. 

The minimum energy and ideal pressure mean lower complications

Our “phacoemulsification” robot uses the absolute minimum amount of energy required to break up a cataract and suction it out of the eye while maintaining perfect pressure during surgery to minimize the risk of complications. Dr. Soroudi employs this innovative technology at his surgery center for patients who demand the most advanced treatments for cataract surgery coupled with superior vision correction.

Replacing the natural lens with a synthetic lens

Once the lens material has been removed, a synthetic lens is inserted. The ideal type of artificial lens has been calculated and selected before the surgery to achieve the ideal outcome, correcting vision problems such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. To achieve this remarkable level of vision correction, Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers are equipped with a system to evaluate the eye structure and select the best lens replacement for each eye.

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What will my recovery entail?

After bladeless cataract surgery, you may experience minor side effects such as discomfort, irritation, watery eyes, blurred visions, sensitivity to light, and a glare or halo around lighting sources. These symptoms typically last no more than a few days.

For the first 24-48 hours, you will need to wear an eye shield to prevent damage to the flap. You will receive eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation. You should avoid wearing contact lenses along with cosmetics for several weeks after your procedure. You will also be asked to limit strenuous activities and sports for up to 4 weeks. Hot tub and pool usage should be postponed for 1-2 weeks. Our team will schedule regular visits with you to ensure your recovery is progressing properly and remains on track.

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What can I expect from the consultation process?

If you have cataracts, it is essential that you understand the condition, the available treatment options, and the actions to take to preserve your eyes and restore healthy vision. We invite you to schedule a personal consultation where you can ask questions and receive personalized medical advice from our accomplished eye specialists. At the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Soroudi treats your eyes as if they were his own.

This means that should you choose to meet with Dr. Soroudi for an in-depth consultation, you will receive the personalized attention you deserve and the experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable medical service you need to treat your cataracts and improve your vision. Scheduling a consultation as soon as possible should be a priority for anyone who has experienced cataract symptoms and would like to learn more about our customized procedures. Contact our office today.

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Why choose Dr. Soroudi?

Dr. Soroudi is an internationally respected, board-certified Ophthalmologist who excels in all aspects of vision corrective surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and aesthetic procedures. He obtained his Master of Science Degree in Physiological Science from UCLA, publishing his thesis on the viability of Radiofrequency technology in removing tumors at the Oculoplastic Division of the Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Soroudi’s medical degree was completed at the prestigious University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He pursued an elite fellowship in Kerato-refractive surgery under the guidance of the past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. His sub-specialty was in all-laser LASIK, Flapless LASIK/PRK, and corneal implants. 

FAQ

What are cataracts?

What are the common symptoms of cataracts?

How common are cataracts?

Does technology make a difference in the outcome?

When is the right time to have cataract surgery?

What are the causes of cataracts?

What are cataracts?

Cataracts develop over time as the proteins in the lens begin to clump together, eventually leading to cloudy or blurred vision. The cloudy natural lens prevents light from focusing on the retina, where clear, crisp images are created. Aging and the natural degradation of the eye’s lens are the most common causes of cataracts, but other factors can lead to the condition, including injury, disease, and exposure to UV light or radiation.

What are the common symptoms of cataracts?

People with cataracts tend to experience several common symptoms and vision complications. They notice cloudy or blurred vision, duller colors, halos around lights, glare, poor night vision, distorted vision, and increased near-sightedness.

How common are cataracts?

Cataracts develop with age in most cases and lead to 8 million physician office visits each year in the United States. They commonly develop in people aged 60 and older, with about 60% of this age group suffering some degree of cataract development.

Does technology make a difference in the outcome?

Cataract surgery is a very commonly performed treatment, with over three million cataract surgeries performed every year in the United States. Complications are rare, but as with any surgery, it has some minor risks, such as inflammation, infection, and others. It makes sense that you would want your cataract surgery to be performed with next-generation technology to reduce risks and achieve a superior outcome.

When is the right time to have cataract surgery?

An eye exam will identify the early development of cataracts, which could exist before symptoms appear. Cataract development can lead to long-term eye damage, and you may consider cataract surgery in the early stages. As the condition progresses, the lens becomes cloudier and thickens and could damage the eye structure over time. If you are experiencing vision problems, it is advised that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Soroudi as soon as possible.

What are the causes of cataracts?

  • Age: As with all body systems, the eyes are subject to deterioration and degradation over time. Lens proteins change as the result of aging, toxic exposure, radiation, UV light, or other environmental conditions.
  • Trauma: Injuries and blunt force trauma to the eyes can cause swelling and thickening of the eye’s lens, as well as tears and cuts, which can potentially whiten the lens fibers and cause cataracts.
  • Sunlight and radiation: Long-term exposure to ultraviolet light and exposure to radiation can cause cataracts.
  • Genetic disorders and skin conditions: There are several genetic disorders and hereditary eye conditions that could contribute to cataract development. These include glaucoma, uveitis, and other eye conditions and diseases. Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema can also lead to the development of cataracts.

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