Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Minnette’s Bladeless Cataract Surgery Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Minnette Howard Tiedmann Bladeless Cataract Surgery My eyes are tools. Now they’re sharper than ever. A cataract breakthrough can clear and improve your sight. In real estate, insight is dependent on eyesight. No wonder, then, that when Minnette Howard-Tiedmann began having trouble driving and reading, she chose the ophthalmologists at Northwestern Medicine. Diagnosed with cataracts, she underwent a bladeless cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser. Now, Minnette can help clients see the real opportunities in Chicago real estate. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. 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