The Femtosecond cataract surgery has resulted in improved visual outcomes over conventional cataract surgery. An important part of cataract surgery involves creating a circular opening in the membrane covering the lens. This 'opening' should ideally be round and central. Using the femtosecond laser, the opening in the membrane is always circular and positioned in the centre of the lens to ensure optimised centration of the artificial lens. The cloudy cataract then needs to be fragmented and removed. In some patients undergoing conventional cataract surgery, this process can damage some of the structures in the eye. With laser cataract surgery, the lens is broken up into tiny pieces with the femto laser. This process does not cause damage to the eye's structure and is less time consuming. The final step of cataract surgery is the same for conventional and laser cataract surgery where the artificial lens is implanted into the eye. If you're having a lens replacement procedure, ask for femtosecond laser cataract surgery.