4 insights on Copper Ridge Surgery Center's femtosecond laser technology

Traverse City, Mich.-based Copper Ridge Surgery Center houses a femtosecond laser machine, giving surgeons the ability to perform cataract surgery with precise incisions, MyNorth reports.

What you should know:

1. The technology forms a custom 3D map, enabling surgeons to create a treatment plan tailored to the patient's exact eye characteristics.

2. The laser softens hard cataract.

3. Pairing the technology with an appropriate lens implant potentially prevents patients from needing glasses after surgery.

4. Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic patients can elect to undergo cataract surgery using the ASC's femtosecond laser. Preoperative and postoperative visits are done at GTOC's Traverse City, Petoskey, Mich., and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., office locations.

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