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Phacoemulsification foldable vs Laser
Hi Dr. My mother in U.P. recently underwent a Phaco procedure for cataract in her right eye. She had to take several precautions like not using the gas stove, bending head, avoid too much physical work, avoid rice Potato and sweets. We have found a option in Mumbai for Laser Assisted cataract which we wish to take. 1.Is laser a better option ? Do we need less/no precautions compared to Phaco ? 2.since she had Phaco in the right eye , is it fine to get laser caratact procedure done in the left eye ? 3.How many days of gap should we keep b/w the 2 operations?
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Firstly, laser is no different than phaco. Laser assisted means, femtosecond laser helps to complete the phaco surgery with lower powers. So, things like recovery, possibility of getting cataract done, precautions etc all remain the same. Two eyes can be operated after a gap of 1 week anytime.
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