Cataract surgery using femtosecond lasers at Hospital da Arrábida

The Hospital da Arrábida, which pioneered the provision of LASIK refractive surgery with femtosecond laser support, now has this technology available for use in cataract surgery.

In recent years ophthalmologic surgery has reached high levels of efficacy and safety, and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is currently an example of excellence in this type of procedure.

According to Prof. António Marinho, Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hospital da Arrábida, 'The femtosecond laser can reproduce some of the steps in cataract surgery perfectly and much more safely. Before the eye is subjected to phacoemulsification, the femtosecond laser performs the corneal surface incisions, capsulorhexis and fragmentation of the lens nucleus. After this phase, we can then proceed to the phacoemulsification surgery, which is now faster, safer and has fewer complications.'

The availability of this technology reflects once again the clear investment that the Hospital da Arrábida is making in the quality and safety of health care it provides.