The name of the procedure is a bit misleading, as it's not 'laser
' like LASIK. Rather, the laser
is used to perform certain early steps of the cataract surgery, but it can be safer for high myopes and yield better results than the traditional surgery method - in the hands of a doctor who is experienced with the laser method of cataract surgery.
The improvement in retina safety derives from the use of laser energy to 'break up' or 'soften' the cataract before it is removed.