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A Milestone – laser cataract surgery


The femtosecond cataract laser situated at Vision Eye Institute, Chatswood, has now been used for over 1000 cataract and refractive lens exchange procedures. This makes the clinic the busiest in the world using this breakthrough technology.

Although situated in Chatswood, ophthalmologists from each Vision Eye Institute NSW clinic bring patients to the clinic in order to utilise the femtosecond laser. They do this because it’s in their patients best interests.

Dr Michael Lawless, who performed the first laser cataract procedure in the Southern Hemisphere, says that this is a significant milestone in the history of Vision Eye Institute. “Our cataract surgeons in Sydney now use this technology almost exclusively for the procedure. Here in Sydney, we’re part of a select group of ophthalmologists who are helping to make cataract and lens surgery safer .” says Dr Lawless. “We’re very proud to be leading the way.”

The surgeons at Vision Eye Institute who perform laser cataract surgery are once again pioneers in their field, having previously led the way with a number of highly significant advances in Australia for over 20 years.

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