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Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Since the introduction of refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, or ReLACS, in 2012, more and more patients are opting for this procedure over traditional cataract surgery. This is primarily because patients can experience the added benefit of refractive laser precision for improved vision after surgery.

During the ReLACS procedure, a laser — used in place of a physical blade — utilizes a 3D image of the eye to create the incisions needed to remove a cataract, correct astigmatism, open the lens capsule and pre-cut the cataract.

ReLACS is more accurate and precise, may be safer and may require the use of less energy to remove the cataract, resulting in faster recovery.

In the vast majority of cases, when ReLACS is combined with the added benefit of using either a laser incision for astigmatism correction, a Toric IOL or a ReSTOR® multi-focal lens implant, patients can experience better vision than they ever have before without the aid of corrective glasses or contacts.

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Traditional cataract surgery is still the primary procedure performed on most patients and is considered to be among the safest and most effective surgeries. Patients who do not wish to spend money out-of-pocket on ReLACS can still feel confident about the traditional approach, especially when it comes to the exceptionally qualified and experienced surgeons at Eye Health Partners & VisionAmerica. When you sit down with one of our surgeons, you can discuss which procedure best suits your individual needs.

Eye Health Partners provides this leading-edge method of laser-assisted cataract surgery for patients in Middle Tennessee. Daniel K. Bregman, M.D., is a pioneer in the ReLACS technology and he is one of the premier cataract surgeons in the Middle Tennessee area.

All EHP & VA surgeons are experienced with a full spectrum of vision correction treatments to provide our patients with the care that best fits their specific needs. Please visit our contact page to schedule a consultation at one of our TN or AL centers or to find out if your optometrist can provide the initial evaluation.


We have various locations throughout Alabama and Tennessee. Select a state to locate an Eye Health Partners center near you!


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