Takle Eye Group is proud to offer the latest in advanced cataract surgery technology, helping to provide our patients with top surgical outcomes and customizable treatments during the cataract procedure.
LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology
Don’t let cataracts limit your lifestyle!
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cataracts, you’re certainly not alone – cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and they affect more than 20 million Americans over the age of 40. You’ve likely noticed that the cloudy vision caused by cataracts can affect your ability to enjoy hobbies like knitting, playing cards, watching tv and golfing.
The good news is cataract procedures are one of the most commonly preformed outpatient surgeries in the United States, with more than 4 million procedures taking place each year.
That means 4 million patients just like you are getting back to their favorite hobbies and activities each year. Many of them are doing it with the help of the LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology which offers precision and predictability.
What exactly is cataract surgery?
Thanks to innovative medical advances, cataract surgery is a common outpatient procedure. The goal of the operation is to break the cloudy cataract lens into easily removable pieces, remove those pieces and insert an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) in place of the cloudy natural lens that was previously there.
Traditionally, surgeons accomplished this by making tiny incisions in the eye using a surgical knife. Today, patients like you have a choice: Teres manual surgery and there are also bladeless procedures assisted by advanced laser technology. The LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology, for example, offers image guidance for predictability and enhanced precision.
What exactly is the LenSx® Laser?
While our eyes all share the same basic anatomy, your eyes are totally unique when it comes to their size, depth, curvature and other key features. The LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology allows your surgeon to plan and preform a procedure that’s completely customized for each of your eyes.
For more than a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons preform LASIK with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Now the LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology brings advanced accuracy and reproducibility to cataract surgery.
Before your procedure: The technology behind the LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology captures high resolution images of your eyes. These images yield for precise measurements and data that help your surgeon plan and preform a procedure to exacting specifications, customized just for you.
During your procedure: The LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology system’s advanced, three-dimensional imaging helps your surgeon automate and execute the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery.
After your procedure: The LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology is designed to increase the precision of cataract surgery. Many patients experienced improved vision after two weeks, and they approach optimal vision between two and four months after their procedure.
Advancing cataract surgery:
The LenSx® Laser with ASCEND™ Technology is an advanced technology because it’s designed to offer:
- A bladeless procedure that’s peronsalized to your eyes
- Precise, reproducible performance
- Enhanced control and efficiency during your cataract procedure
- A customized procedure planned and performed by your surgeon.
ORA™ System with VerifEye
What is ORA Technology?
For the first time in medical history, cataract surgeons have the on-demand ability to measure outcomes, correct astigmatism and verify lens implant calculations in real time during cataract surgery with the introduction of Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA). This technology is one of the most dramatic breakthroughs in intraoperative cataract care in the past two decades.
How Does ORA Work?
During cataract surgery, the surgeon removes your cloudy, natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant, or IOL. The ORA is attached to the surgical microscope and utilizes intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to measure the refractive power of the eye once the cataract is removed. This on-demand power calculation is then used to ensure proper implant power, IOL placement, and/or determination of the magnitude and direction of astigmatism. Each time the ORA is used, it preforms 40 nearly instantaneous different calculations to measure the refractive power of the eye which needs to be corrected by the intraocular lens implant. This enables us to preform custom refractive cataract surgery.
Who is a Candidate for ORA?
Having the ability to measure, refine and affirm outcomes during the actual surgical process allows us to take cataract surgery to an entirely new level. Making real-time surgical course modifications with on-demand measurements of the most critical components of the cataract care enhances outcomes and reduces potential post-op complications. This technology is helpful in all patients but can be especially useful in patients who have previously been more challenging when calculating the customized power of the intraocular lens (IOL) that is implanted at the time of cataract surgery. This may occur in patients who have had previous refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK or RK, extreme near or far-sightedness, or higher amounts of astigmatism.
Why Should Cataract Patients Choose ORA?
Modern-day cataract surgery is considered to be one of the most successful and common surgical procedures preformed today. Each year, nearly two million men and women undergo cataract surgery to restore their vision. When you combine the benefits or ORA with our new cataract lens implant technology, patients today are experiencing a higher quality of post-operative vision than at any other time in history.
Depending on the vision correction option you and your doctor choose for your cataract surgery, your doctor will determine the treatment plan best suited for the visual outcome your desire. This treatment plan may include the use of ORA System Technology.
For more information about advanced cataract technology available at Takle Eye Group, contact our office today!