+65 6339 8936


Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, #10-21

+65 6339 8936

"Bladeless" Cataract Surgery


Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery – a paradigm shift in cataract surgery

Ophthalmic surgery by its nature requires uncompromising precision. The Femtosecond laser platform is designed for high precision and accuracy, to deliver better refractive "bladeless" cataract surgery.


What is femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery?


The femtosecond laser is a surgical laser used in high precision ocular microsurgery. As the femtosecond laser emits pulses of extremely short duration (10-15 sec), ocular tissue can be cut with ultimate precision, allowing cataract surgery to be performed with utmost accuracy. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is known as "bladeless" cataract surgery, as the laser instead of the conventional blade is used to create the incision to enter the eye.


How does femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery differ from conventional cataract surgery? What are its advantages over conventional cataract surgery?


The femtosecond laser cuts a perfectly-centered circular shaped opening in the cataractous lens capsule which allows for subsequent more accurate centration and placement of the replacement artificial intraocular lens. Lens centration is especially important if premium intraocular lenses such as multifocal, toric or multifocal toric lenses are used. Read more about premium lenses.

As the laser also pre-divides the cataract into smaller pieces, less ultrasound energy is required to subsequently remove the cataract compared to the conventional "phacoemulsification" cataract removal method. This reduces the risk of complications as less ultrasound energy is used and less heat produced.


Where can I have this procedure performed?


Our clinic offers femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Do contact us for more information.



Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-21
Singapore 329563

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 830am to 5pm
Saturday: 830am to 1230pm