Press Release

Laser Now Clears Cataracts for Quick Visual Recovery

June 11, 2013

I can't tell you how wonderful I feel.

-Mary Savoie, patient, Byers Eye Institute

It feels so much safer. Time will tell, but I think it has the potential to change cataract surgery tremendously.

-Artis Montague, MD, director of operating rooms at Byers Eye Institute

At 80, Mary Savoie is the first patient at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford—and one of the very first in California—to have a cataract removed with the help of a laser.

Savoie's vision was so impaired by her cataracts that she had stopped driving at night. "I might not have had any place to go, but it made me feel trapped," she said.