Refractive Cataract Surgery (Advanced Cataract Treatment) – Bozeman, MT

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Refractive cataract surgery, is a customized, blade-free cataract procedure now offered at Vance Thompson Vision in Bozeman, MT. Our board-eligible ophthalmologist surgeon, Dr. Russell Swan was a member of the Vance Thompson Vision team to be the first providers to offer refractive cataract surgery in this region of the United States and participated in its clinical development. We are proud to be able to offer this advanced technique to our patients living with cataracts. You can take comfort in knowing you have an eye care provider who works diligently to stay at the forefront of new techniques and tools involving cataract removal today.

With this bladeless cataract removal, Dr. Swan will have more control and flexibility in performing the procedure. This advanced cataract surgery features real-time imaging for an accurate visual of what’s going on inside the eye. When used in conjunction, refractive cataract surgery and a variety of intraocular lenses may give patients even more visual freedom post-operation that may last for decades.

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Best Candidates

Patients with cataracts will experience cloudy, blurry vision without relief from glasses or contacts, will have light sensitivities, and may see muted colors. An ideal candidate for refractive cataract surgery will be able to cooperate with the surgeon during the procedure, have a lens that allows the laser to pass through, and will have normally shaped pupils. There may be several factors that make certain patients unqualified for this technique. We will discuss if you are a suitable candidate at a consultation in our office.

Treatment Options

The team at Vance Thompson Vision takes pride in being world leaders in quality vision correction and setting global standards for care. In addition to their precise techniques, training, and distinctions (like having the region’s only team of board-certified ophthalmologist surgeons in corneal and refractive surgery), Vance Thompson Vision leads the way in the future of refractive cataract surgery with extensive research and a commitment to using only the most advanced technology available.

The difference between traditional and advanced cataract surgery is more than just the laser. Traditional cataract surgery will improve a person’s vision, but refractive cataract surgery is more capable of customizing the outcome. The measurements available using advanced lasers can help the surgeon better select an implantable lens fit for the adjustment a patient needs to see without glasses. 

What to Expect

At your cataract consultation, you will be educated on the traditional blade-based approach and the refractive cataract surgery with a laser-assisted approach. We want you to have all the information you need about the differences in techniques, risks, benefits, and more so that you can make an informed decision about your cataract surgery goals.

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Procedure Information

Recovery Time  
1 - 2 days
Procedure Time  
30 minutes (15 per eye)
Follow Up Time  
1 day, 1 week, 1 month
Recovery Location  
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See the Difference

If an advanced cataract surgery is an inevitable part of your vision treatment, you should call Vance Thompson Vision for an appointment for refractive cataract surgery. Schedule your private consultation at our Bozeman, MT office today with Dr. Swan. We want to help you see the difference it will make in your life without cataracts.

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