|Recent Advances in Cataract Surgery -- Refractive Cataract Surgery
In the past, the goal of cataract surgery was simply to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an IOL. Most patients had to wear glasses for both distance and near work. With recent technological advances, cataract surgery has become much more sophisticated and approaches the precision of laser refractive surgery. In this new era of "cataract refractive surgery," Center For Advanced Eye Care has adopted these exciting new technologies to reduce or eliminate patients' dependence on glasses and contact lenses:
With combined 30 years of experience and over 20,000 surgeries, the cataract surgeons at Center for Advanced Eye Care can work with you to determine if you might be a candidate for "refractive cataract surgery" with one or more of these exciting new technologies.
- ORA -- Taking Precision to a Whole New Level
The Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System is specifically designed for accurate measurements of the eye during the course of cataract surgery, assisting the surgeon in choosing the best possible intraocular lens implant (IOL) and thus optimizing the final refractive outcome. The surgeon typically performs measurements of the eye before surgery to decide on the power of the IOL, but repeating the measurement with the ORA during surgery (after removal of the cataract) significantly enhances accuracy.
- LenSx -- Laser-Assisted Bladeless Cataract Surgery
While surgeons have achieved good results with regular manual cataract surgery, nothing can approach the precision of lasers. The LenSx system performs some of the earlier steps of the surgery, greatly facilitating the subsequent removal of the cataract. The advantages include more accurate reduction of mild astigmatism, more stability and predictability of refractive outcomes, and more gentle on tissues during surgery.
- Premium Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
From toric lenses that reduce or eliminate moderate to high degrees of astigmatism to multifocal lenses that allow you to see both far away and near, new IOL technology can significantly improve the quality of life. While not for everybody, premium IOLs are designed for the cataract patient who desires to be less dependent on glasses after surgery.